Ps, remember me, guy writing, is lawyer. Hey, this is my area too!
Remember, NSAC is a joke with no accountability (seriously, read that article for a TON of details on how NSAC is a joke) and they’ll fuck Diaz over here no matter what. So far, from what I’ve just seen: Diaz’s lawyer is murdering them. The difference between how Diaz’s lawyer is prepared for the Nick Diaz pot suspension and has command of things compared to Anderson Silva’s is night and day.
Nevada attorney tried to challenge Diaz expert. Even the commission said “uh, you don’t know what you’re talking about as far as evidence.”
Now the commission is challenging the credentials of the Diaz expert. They’re on the offensive because they’re clearly nervous that someone has shown them to be inept…
I’m seriously impressed with Diaz’s lawyer. Maybe it’s because the Silva guy was so bad but this is now you defend a guy. It’s all for nothing but NSAC (or now NAC as they randomly call themselves) will double down. Again: there is ZERO accountability for this shit.
Someone will say “it’s a technicality” or something. Yeah, and so is reading someone their rights. Oh and when the SUPER LAB says you’re innocent and the lesser lab says you’re guilty, you probably shouldn’t be guilty.
Nothing was anonymous. Points out that none of this is consistent with WADA. NSAC violates WADA itself. $50 says “oh, well, uh, we don’t care.” Now the lawyer notes that the USDOT follows WADA rules in a way and NSAC didn’t.
Nevada really REALLY should have to explain why the sample are inconsistent. So dad their best is “uh,the last one he was more hydrated and it diluted things” – except he was NOT as hydrated as during the first test. And no athlete would over-hydrate themselves an hour before a fight. You’d be fucked physically.
Sample one: passes by 100 nanograms. Sample two: 5000 billion nanograms higher. Hmm…. This evidence will be ignored by state of course.
Doctor explains how creatine acts as a good marker to determine hydration. He’s the only person in this room that understands any of this. Doctor points out WADA uses creatine and Quest doesn’t. WADA is thus more accurate. UH OH!!
Image of State’s attorney with ANGER on his face. Suppressed anger. The look of someone who is being outclassed. Don’t worry, buddy: kangaroos are notoriously loyal.
Doctor just said that the second negative test is 1. Still negative and 2. The reason it is slightly higher concentration of nanograms is very plausibly Bc of dehydration.
Why the second test is BS? Bc the “he was hydrated a lot” is a bullshit excuse due to how it could actually lead to a seizure to do super hyper hydration.
Commissioner: are you suggesting the Quest result is incorrect?
Doctor: YES, YOU IDIOT. (He was nicer about it.)
Doctor in effect just said the “he was hydrated and diluted the test” argument from Nevada is horseshit.
(That all said: Nick kinda looks high right now…)
OH SHIT!!!! Diaz lawyer just quoted NSAC itself from last month talking about Silva saying “Quest is rudimentary.” And yet THAT is the test they’re using to convict. MIC DROP.
And now the commission backtracking begins. Imagine if the chain of custody in a murder trial could be ignored on the basis of “Hey, murder suspect, do you believe you yourself faked the evidence?” Fucking. Incredible.
NSAC: did you think they needed to test the Quest B Sample?
Dr: uh. No. Bc we had 2 OTHER SAMPLES THAT DISAGREED! FUCKING DUH!!!!!
The way NSAC is handling itself is so much of a joke. Circling the wagons. Desperately trying to squirm out of this. This is almost criminal it is such a joke.
Dr: no matter what the variables, it is medically impossible for Diaz to have consumed enough water to dilute is sample. MEDICALLY IMPOSSIBLE.
NSAC: can you tell us how much?
So so sooooo desperate.
Now NSAC going to Diaz having trouble providing a clean sample in advance . That’s a red herring. Weed is an in competition prohibited substance, meaning Nick can smoke all he wants except for the days before the fight. What he had in his system two or three weeks in advance is irrelevant.
Dr: I was shocked you don’t have a medical review officer.
NSAC Lawyer asks question.
Dr: so now you’re acting as the MRO?
Dumbfounded “fuck me” look follows.
NSAC just asked the world’s worst hypothetical. ZERO clue what he’s actually asking.
Commissioner doesn’t understand now narrative questions aren’t permissible. COVER YOUR ASSES, PEOPLE!!!
Diaz lawyer bolstering the credibility of his expert. He’s testified before NLRB, aviation boards, upwards of 7 times before administrative boards, other courts, and so on. I.e., he’s legit.
Nick asserting his 5th amendment rights. GOOD. FOR. HIM. Now NSAC dies the dog and pony show shit. Just shut up and move on. He’s asserted his privilege. Diaz lawyer just did a Macho Man elbow drop through a flaming table on NSAC. They’re desperate.
Did you see him pee in the cup? Yes. Did you mark that you saw him do it? No. Would you redo that now if you could? Yes. NO SHIT.
Are you aware that WADA requires more specimen collection? Uh, no.
Do you have any certification showing you know how to collect urine? Uh, no.
IT’S A WELL KNOWN SECRET THAT SOME DRUGS DON’T TEST AS WELL. Well, I’m glad you use that to deprive someone of their right to fight.
“Shoddy testing process.” I. Heart. Diaz. Lawyer.
NSAC going to have to explain why they’ve recently adopted WADA standards but won’t use them here…
NSAC argument: OUR OWN EMPLOYEES are good ppl, we trust them. C.Y.A.
And: Nick won’t bow to us and kiss our boots so fuck him. GRRRR. Oh no. He didn’t tell us he was using pot at one time, months earlier. Well, fuck you, maybe you shouldn’t be able to ask him that.
HOLY. SHIT. THEY WANT TO GIVE A LIFETIME BAN.
Thank fuck, other commissioners disagreeing.
NOW they want to use WADA standards to ban him for life. This isn’t even a joke anymore. It’s beyond a joke.
Holy. Fuck. They just admitted five years is a de facto lifetime ban so they’ll do that instead of a lifetime ban.
FIVE. YEAR. BAN.