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You can read the UFC's official statement on the suspension/fine here: http://t.co/EQCJIyvgnw
UFC announces that Nate Diaz has been suspended for 90 days and fined $20,000 for his Caraway tweet. The money will be donated to charity.
Impressed that all the RPI participants entered their picks on time. Winners/picks/2nd round match-ups will be announced Monday. Good luck!
The latest on Hunt, Nelson, visas, and UFC 160 -- http://t.co/2HdwjWAJX9
That pretty much does it for the notable items on today's NSAC agenda. Now we wait to see if Hunt gets his visa after all.
Keith Kizer recommends Mario Yamasaki as the referee for Bigfoot vs. Velasquez 2 next weekend. Commission approves.
If you're in the NYC area tonight and want to watch some live MMA, there's an amateur event going down -- http://t.co/dZqjvhZpan
Nelson gets his license, just in case a deal can be reached for him to replace Hunt on short notice. As of now, no deal is done.
Nelson is up next. They are talking to him about his gray beard. "You're a joy to watch," they tell him. How sweet.
That's half the battle, of course. The license means nothing if he doesn't get the visa. The UFC is still confident, by the way.
After the NSAC tells him he got the license, Hunt belts out a loud, "WOOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH. GOD BLESS YOU." One of a kind.
Hunt tells the commission the case was dismissed in '02 and he hasn't had any incidents since then. Hunt has been granted a license.
I asked Hunt earlier today if he's concerned about jet lag. He said, "Even if I was what can be done about this?" UFC 160 is in 8 days.
"I'm still waiting. I think I should be getting one on Monday. Hopefully Monday." - Mark Hunt. They are now asking him about his '02 arrest.
I'm on the NSAC conference call right now. Hunt is up first. They just asked him if he has his visa yet. He said:
Bryan Caraway denies Bellator fighter's drug allegations, regrets strong anti-marijuana stance -- http://t.co/79NSc4ejPE