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A petition to the White House to lift the five-year ban on Nick Diaz has reached its goal of 100,000 signatures.


At the time of this writing, the petition has hit 111,868 signatures. The threshold of 100,000 is needed within thirty-days in order to merit a response from the White House; the petition hit the six-figure mark with two days to spare. Assistant White House Press Secretary Frank Benenati told MMAjunkie that “We do plan on responding within 60 days, per our new rule.” Link

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Post #1   10/14/15 9:15:18PM   

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Um, okay?

So the White House will release a puff statement as their response which says they have no power over this...and they're right.

Why do people waste their time with White House petitions that can't possibly be resolved by the White House?

Post #2   10/14/15 10:28:48PM   

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Plus it's around election time. God forbid somebody supports the legalization and decriminalization of weed. They probably think it's too risky

Post #3   10/14/15 10:47:43PM   

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Well it cant get any worse for Diaz right? So I dont see the harm in trying. You never know they may be able to help out in someway..

Post #4   10/15/15 2:16:21AM   

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I signed it, and I don't expect any outcome from it really. To me it's just a shoutout of support for the guy really. It took me all of 30 seconds and I didn't even have to put down my phone.

Post #5   10/15/15 4:49:05AM   

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Posted by jae_1833

I signed it, and I don't expect any outcome from it really. To me it's just a shoutout of support for the guy really. It took me all of 30 seconds and I didn't even have to put down my phone.



same here

nothing wrong with letting people know you care.

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Posted by 40ouncetpkid

Plus it's around election time. God forbid somebody supports the legalization and decriminalization of weed. They probably think it's too risky



It'd be pretty much a non-issue at this point, what with the Obama administration on the way out and the generally clear divide on the issue between party lines as is. At most, it might be asked in the primary/presidential debates, but it's not nearly as hot button as abortion or gun control.

Clinton would be diplomatic and vague, Sanders would be upfront and point to his voting record, Trump would be loud and obnoxious, and Bush/Cruz/Carson/Huckabee would appeal to traditional values (with the potential for bigotry). In other words, as they are on most issues.

On topic - good that folks are aware. Diaz deserves to be punished because it's the law as it is now, but the severity is gratuitous and a higher power should recognize that.

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Petition wont do shit

Post #8   10/15/15 8:15:16AM   

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This may not have immediate or dramatic results. However, its not useless as some suggest. It shows the UFC and the commissions that a lot of people are paying attention and willing to take at least a modicum of action in response to bad behavior. Also, it further raises awareness of the issue. And who knows? We have a progressive white house. Its not entirely unreasonable to think they could at least release a statement in support of Diaz's position.

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The legnths people have gone to give Diaz a pass his entire career are scary.

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Who cares? This guy deserves what he got and has looked absolutely terrible in his last three fights. Good riddance. Lets all move on.

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Some good comments here, and some fucking straight-up stupid ones.

With cannabis legal in 3 states, and countless medical outlets, it still remains Schedule 1, and recently the Dallas Fed denied a cannabis bank a Charter. There is soo much opposition from every group it is astounding.

RR Donnley, the worlds largest printer is right up there leading the charge. Big Pharma, Prison Lobby, the State, County courthouses. There is just too much revenue to lose. It was one of their most popular control methods.

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Apparently a lot of people are either skipping over the main point here, or they're just refusing to recognize it. He passed two WADA tests and then, then the commission decides to go with the result of the inferior testing lab...and then delivers a 5 year ban. There's more to this story than a guy popping for plants. Love or hate Nick...you gotta recognize the f**kery involved here. There's supposed to be a system in place.

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Posted by jae_1833

I signed it, and I don't expect any outcome from it really. To me it's just a shoutout of support for the guy really. It took me all of 30 seconds and I didn't even have to put down my phone.



Somebody gets it.

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Guys I'm not saying that you shouldn't sign it. I'm saying whoever organized the Petition Should have directed it at the athletic commission rather than the White House. Show your support, fine.

But the White House cannot do anything.

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