In addition to their transparency regarding their usage of the plant, both brothers have been involved in very public incidents regarding marijuana. Several years ago after fighting Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz failed his post-fight drug test for marijuana, and was subsequently handed an unprecedented 5-year suspension. The ruling was so outrageous that celebrities, including Wiz Khalifa, joined in Diaz’ fight against the NSAC, before it was ultimately overturned. The second incident was more recent, and came during the UFC 202 post-fight press conference, when Nate Diaz appeared at the press conference smoking an e-cig which simply contained CBD Oil according to the younger Diaz brother. That of course was refuted by Nick Diaz, who stated that his younger brother was smoking marijuana.
With that all being said, the Diaz brothers have been seen backstage at a Wiz Khalifa concert, where the trio presumably smoked marijuana. While it is unknown whether the trio frequently hang out, the Diaz brothers may have had an influence on Khalifa. This week, Nick Diaz took to Instagram to congratulate Wiz Khalifa on getting his white belt and beginning his BJJ journey.
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Diaz of course has become eligible to fight following the reduced suspension, however Nate Diaz recently revealed that the pair have quite the race schedule coming up, and that he will be sitting on the sidelines for the remainder of the year.
Presumably, Nick Diaz will also end up sitting out the rest of the year, and likely will not even potentially look at making his highly anticipated return to the Octagon until next year.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/11/2017.