At the Q and A for UFC 193 in Melbourne Australia, Dana White gives his initial thoughts on the Nick Diaz situation and him being given a 5-year suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and mentions that he has to figure out the facts before he decides to give an initial statement.
Dana White stated that:
“Many people who know me and know the sport I’ve been a very reactionary person in the past, I’m a little older and a little wiser now I don’t just react I have to know all the facts.”
“That’s his third offence and lets all be honest here Nick Diaz doesn’t exactly play by the rules, listen everybody love to hang out smoke weed all day and not play by the rules sounds awesome, sounds like a great thing to do, but in reality you can’t do that especially when your dealing with the government you know and Nick was also in a situation where he hadn’t paid his taxes in a long time, you can’t do that either, it has to be more then just hey the guy smoked weed. I don’t know all the facts yet we are leaving tomorrow morning when i get home I will here all the facts I promise you, you will here from me soon on the Nick Diaz situation, I have to figure out the facts first.”
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