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Original Source:  , USA TODAY2:28 p.m. EDT October 6, 2016

Diaz Photo by MMAjunkie
Diaz smokes at the press conference following UFC 202 (Photo: MMAjunkie)

Following his defeat to Conor McGregor at UFC 202on Aug. 20, Nate Diaz openly puffed on a vape pen while answering questions at the post-fight news conference.

And as a result, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency – which handles all of UFC’s drug testing – announced Thursday that Diaz accepted a public warning for his policy violation following an admission that he ingested cannabidiol.

Diaz believed he was in the clear to vape, which contains the substance cannabidiol, one of the active ingredients in marijuana. Cannabidiol is only banned in-competition by the UFC, and Diaz thought the post-fight news conference was out-of-competition since he had already provided a sample.

But the in-competition window actually extends to six hours after the fight, and as a result, he tested positive for cannabidiol.

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