Nick Diaz didn’t actually appear before the Nevada Athletic Commission on Tuesday but the governing body quickly approved his settlement hearing that will reduce his suspension from five years to 18 months after allegedly testing positive for marijuana stemming from his last fight at UFC 183 in January 2015.
The commission brought up Diaz’s settlement agreement and quickly gave a unanimous vote to the order, but didn’t actually reveal the details or admit wrongdoing in the matter.
Diaz’s settlement will see the fighter suspended 18 months, which will make him eligible to return to action as early as August 1, 2016.
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Diaz also had his fine reduced from $165,000 down to $100,000 as part of the settlement agreement.