According to multiple reports, Nick Diaz has allegedly been arrested and charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation, as well as misdemeanor domestic battery. The news was first reported on Twitter by mixed martial arts personality Front Row Brian.
MMA Junkie later reported that an unnamed person within the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department identified the arrested party as Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Nick Diaz. The victim was female and was transported to a local hospital.
According to MMAJunkie, Diaz was allegedly combative with officers during the arrest and his bail was set at $18,000. He reportedly remains in custody and will likely post bail after a court hearing scheduled for Saturday at 9 a.m. PT.
“UFC is aware of the recent arrest of middleweight athlete, Nick Diaz,” stated the promotion on Friday evening. “The organization does not tolerate domestic violence and requires all athletes to adhere to the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy. Every athlete is deserving of due process and this situation, as with any official allegations, will be duly reviewed and thoroughly investigated by an independent party.”
Diaz hasn’t been active as of late, as the polarizing fighter hasn’t stepped in the cage since Jan. 31, 2015, when he lost to Anderson Silva at UFC 183. The bout’s result was later changed to a no-contest after both fighters failed drug tests.
Sherdog.com will have more on this developing situation as more information becomes available.
Nick Diaz Accuser Claims Cocaine Fueled Domestic Violence https://t.co/ZDWLfYnQeQ— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) May 25, 2018