NV state senator speaks out against Diaz suspension

September 21, 2015

TMZ Sports reports that Nevada state senator Tick Segerblom is speaking out against the NSAC suspension of Nick Diaz.  He calls the 5 year ban “totally inappropriate.”

Senator Segerblom‘s (D) district includes a portion of Las Vegas and is within Clark County, Nevada.  Per the Nevada state senate web site, he is on the Senate Health and Human Services committee, Senate Judiciary committee and Natural Resources committee.

“[marijuana] is a recognized medicine in the Nevada constitution so how can you punish someone for taking medicine, particularly since it doesn’t enhance your ability to fight?” The state senator also noted, “[T]hey [NSAC] need to rethink this punishment and then ultimately change their rules.”

In addition to Senator Segerblom, Diaz has received support from Ronda Rousey, Henry Cejudo and Leslie Smith.  The latter two (Cejudo and Smith) have vowed not to fight in Nevada until something is done with the commission ruling.  Also, a White House petition started on Diaz’s behalf has grown to over 50,000 signatures.

Payout Perspective:

Senator Segerblom appears to be a progressive politician as he has co-sponsored a bill in favor of recognizing gay marriage and a bill that would allow a person addicted to a prescription drug to sue either the manufacturer of the drug or a medical provider.  He also has entertained the thought of running for Governor of the state of Nevada.  Notably, the Governor appoints the members of the NSAC.  Will the swell of support help with overturning Diaz’s suspension.  Probably not.  Although a lawsuit could change it.  But, it could facilitate change for the future.  Having a state senator involved might be the first step in creating a change to the current laws and/or current commissioners.

4 Responses to “NV state senator speaks out against Diaz suspension”

  1. Fight Fan on September 21st, 2015 4:28 PM

    Boo hoo, don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.

  2. BrainSmasher on September 21st, 2015 6:35 PM

    Senator sounds like a dumbass! Really sponsored a bill to allow adicts to sue the manufacturer? So a junky gets rich because he can’t take medicine like a not Al adult? Yep, the stupidest idea I have ever heard.

  3. Diego on September 22nd, 2015 7:20 AM

    Fight Fan, the time should be commensurate with the crime. And the judicial process should be fair rather than vindictive and arbitrary. That’s what people are saying. Not that Nick Diaz is innocent.

  4. mrHyde on September 22nd, 2015 10:37 AM

    The facts are that he is innocent btw. Passing two credited tests well under the NSAC limit constitutes as innocent. Not bowing down to those crooks is the only thing that Diaz & co. are guilty of.

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