Nick Diaz has jeopardised his return to the UFC after it was revealed that he was arrested last week by local police.
Diaz, who has recently signed a new deal to return to the UFC, was arrested in the early hours of September 6th, after he was pulled over by police officer, Cpl. Eric Bradley.
The charges raised against Diaz include Driving Under the Influence, obstructing a police officer, destruction of evidence and driving with a suspended license and that's enough to give the UFC a big headache.
Pass Dana White some aspirin
The Diaz brothers, Nick and Nate, are infamous for their erratic behavior and this is just the latest in a long line of roadblocks that the UFC have to navigate around.
This one comes after the UFC have seemingly done everything it could to bring Bick back to the UFC by giving him the one fight he wanted more than any other - against Anderson Silva.
It's unlikely that he'll be pulled from that fight, especially if the influence in question is marijuana, a well known secret pastime of the Diaz's.
The legalization of marijuana is a hot topic all across America and has been for a while now, so it would be easy for Dana White and the UFC PR team to spin that.
As for the other charges, Light Heavyweight champ, Jon Jones, suffered an even more scandalous DUI charge and yet it hasn't affected his career in the slightest - except maybe adding fuel to the Jon Jones Hater train.
The Spider or Mary Jane?
Diaz has two previous failed post-fight tests for marijuana metabolites, after a loss to Carlos Condit in 2012 and Takanori Gomi in 2007 - a fight in which he beat Gomi but had it changed to a no contest.
With the UFC set to introduce a new drugs testing policy in the near future, Diaz could be forced out of fights due to his habits and while it's perfectly legal in some parts of the USA, marijuana is still illegal in sports.
The UFC is either going to have to make better efforts to reign in the Stockton bad boy, or let him do as he pleases and come up with some contingency plans.
In the meantime, Diaz will likely be eager to get back into the cage - especially once the fines come through from the Lodi Police Department.
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