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Nate Diaz Submits His First USADA Test Sample Of 2019

Nate Diaz has officially turned in his first test sample of 2019 to USADA, something that has ramped up some major interest in his return.

Aaron Bronsteter of TSN reported first that the Stockton-native has turned in his first test-sample of the year to USADA.

Diaz, who has not competed since August of 2016, could well be looking at a three-year absence before he finally makes his return.

He was set up to take on Dustin Poirier at UFC 230, of course, but pulled out of the fight following an injury to his opponent – leaving the heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier to headline the card against Derrick Lewis on one month’s notice.

From what we gather, the entire process was a mess from day one, though, and things seemed to be trending in that direction.

Is it just us, or all of a sudden, does the booking of Tony Ferguson to face Donald Cerrone makes a lot more sense?

The UFC need a big money fight to help with their transition to ESPN+.

This could well be the play!

With that in mind, we dove into the slightly worrying alternative here.

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