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Ross Goodman sues the NSAC

Nick Diaz’s lawyer Ross Goodman wasn’t messing around when he told the Nevada State Athletic Commission to add Nick to April’s NSAC hearing. He’s just sued the commission in big boy court, meaning the commission no longer gets to arbitrarily decide for themselves what their statutes mean. And because Goodman’s family has spent over a decade running Las Vegas, I’m sure he’ll get a judge he’s familiar with. But remember: justice is blind! It’s not a whore to money and influence at all.

At least the legal reaming that’s going to go on will be in our favor. While Nick’s brother Nate is still saying Nick has no interest in returning, Nick’s filing contained this interesting quote:

“On February 7th, 2012, the UFC’s President publicly announced that Mr. Condit agreed to an immediate rematch against me. It is my understanding that the winner of that rematch will be offered a contest against Georges St-Pierre, the current UFC welterweight champion,” said Diaz.

“The summary suspension against me, made without any consideration of the merits of the Complaint, is the only reason I am aware of that a rematch against Mr Condit has not been scheduled. If the summary suspension is set aside, I would be prepared to compete against Mr. Condit or against any other opponent deemed suitable immediately.”

Goodman is suing the NSAC specifically over Diaz not getting his commission hearing within 45 days of his suspension. Which seems pretty reasonable to me – if you’re going to be taking away a fighter’s ability to compete, you better determine within a month and a half that the guy is actually guilty. The NSAC tried to wiggle out of that citing a technicality, but it will be interesting to see if that holds up in court. We’ll find out on May 14th, when the case is scheduled.

  • drunkenjunk

    This is awesome, I hope his lawyer smashes the NSAC.

  • Reverend Clint

    is nick diaz finally the lesser of two evils… shit

  • raizor

    Great stuff. Very interested in how this pans out.


    This is why Goodman took the case and I bet this was all part of his plan from day 1. Something as simple as a failed UA isn’t really a money maker or a way to build your name. But calling into question the way a governing body does business and waging a PR war with the AG’s office is good for the lawyering business.

  • Jeremy

    War 209!~

  • ThePassionateProctologist

    Wow, the world is your oyster when you can afford lawyers.

    You get to smoke your pot and eat it too.

  • drunkenjunk


    NSAC deserves whatever comes their way now, after the verbal bj they gave Reem.

  • Giallo

    It seems like they give a bigger shit about weed then steroids

  • ThePassionateProctologist

    Oh trust me, I’m not sympathetic to the nsac (and  csac is even worse).

    Not only for the pathetic greasyness of the reem outcome but combine that with the King Mo fiasco (just recently, and various other examples over the years) and you’ve probably got an at least borderline corrupt regime that metes out justice according to their whims/earning potential and then imposes that on a persons lifetime career and ability to earn.

    Makes you wonder where Zuffa got their technique eh?

  • Jarman

    I’ll take your word on it that they’re fucking people’s metaphorical assholes. Who better to know than a passionate proctologist?

    This is awesome though. Finally getting these asshats out of their little “My island, my rules!”, to a court where they have to live by the wording of their regulations, not reinterpret them on the fly to keep their word law. I’m all for a lighter hand of justice when it comes to pot, I mean, come one! it’s pot. but the level of bullshit around the nsac makes me wonder who else could have benefited from a lawyer with an inside line, and who was screwed out of a fair shake b/c they couldn’t afford such a lawfin.