Chael Sonnen vs. Nick Diaz at UFC 205? The UFC is apparently interested in this contest according to Front Row Brian on twitter.
— FrontRowBrian (@FrontRowBrian) August 10, 2016
Ten months ago, following a positive test stemming from a loss to Anderson Silva, former UFC title contender Nick Diaz was suspended for five years and fined $165,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. However, the suspension was reduced to 18 months and the fine was cut to $100,000.
Prior to the suspension, the former Strikeforce Welterweight champion lost consecutive welterweight title fights against Carlos Condit and Georges St-Pierre.
Until last month, Sonnen was serving a two-year suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for a pair of failed drug tests. In May 2014, he popped for anastrozole and clomiphene and then HGH, EPO and anastrozole the month after, both in out-of-competition tests ahead of his fight against Vitor Belfort at UFC 175 in July 2014. Sonnen vs. Belfort was subsequently pulled from the card.Check out our latest podcast episode featuring Adam Milstead & Dinis "Sweetbread" Paiva