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.