Video: Nick Diaz tells Snoop Dogg how Cher helped him beat a weed suspension (no, seriously)


Perhaps this new year won’t be so bad, after all.

Just one week into 2017, and already we’ve got Nick Diaz sitting down with Snoop Dogg’s “GGN” to talk about his fighting career.

You can download the full episode on MERRY JANE’s Apple Music page. Or you can check out this preview clip, where Diaz talks about the need for today’s fighters to paint their hair, his struggles with the Nevada State Athletic Commission and – of course – how Cher helped fuel his return to fighting.

In case you need a reminder of that classic MMA moment, here’s Cher’s tweet, from October 2015:

At the time, Diaz was facing a five-year suspension and $165,000 fine from the NSAC. The shocking order was later reduced to an 18-month suspension and $100,000 fine.

Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC) last saw action in January 2015, suffering a decision loss to former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. The result of that bout was later overturned to a no contest when Silva failed a post-fight drug test.

“GGN” is part of MERRY JANE’s YouTube network.