MMAFightingNick Diaz was arrested Friday on multiple charges of domestic violence. Diaz was apprehended by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department on charges of domestic battery by strangulation — a felony — and first-degree domestic battery, per online records. Las Vegas Metro Police spokesperson Office Larry Hadfield said he could not confirm that the Diaz arrested was the longtime UFC fighter, but MMA Fighting has confirmed that independently. Diaz is currently being held at Clark County Detention Center with a total bail of $18,000. He is set for his first appearance in court Saturday, according to online records. Police were dispatched to a Las Vegas residence around 7 p.m. Thursday night and had probable cause to make an arrest, Hadfield said. Front Row Brian was the first to report news of the situation Friday morning on Twitter. Diaz, 34, has not fought since 2015. He was suspended by USADA for one year due to a 2017 whereabouts violation in relation to the UFC’s anti-doping policy, but was eligible to return to the Octagon last month.
Awful news breaking out of Las Vegas today, UFC star and MMA fan favorite Nick Diaz was arrested on multiple domestic violence charges, and details of the incident do not sound good for Diaz. Early reports say that an “on again off again” girlfriend of Diaz was the victim, she was choked unconscious by Diaz during the assault, and she suffered bruises to her face as well as a broken hip during the attack. The victim alleged that. Nick Diaz had been using cocaine, while other reports state that Diaz has been on a recent binge, drinking and partying non-stop. Diaz was arrested at his home without incident, and booked on multiple charges, including domestic battery by strangulation which is a felony and first degree domestic battery. This is a horrible crime, and if the allegations are proven true, Nick Diaz deserves to be behind bars for a long time.
UPDATE: One of the closest friend of Nick Diaz has a different take on Instagram and accused the woman of being a liar and a stalker who fabricated the allegations:
If it wasn’t clear, I’ve got this guys back if he needs me always and completely. One of the best people I know, and that’s the truth, he just plays by his rules, views the world very differently than most and has been fucked constantly. Seeing how everything evolved here infuriates me. The news is out so better to address than not, and for my own sake, not really on his behalf. I’ve seen drunk guys get in Nick’s face and avoid serious injury because he’s a martial artist and a killer but knows that and he’s passed the point of needing to prove it. He doesn’t even act tough to people… There is no scenario where Nick would put his hands on anyone unless it was necessary self-defense, and then watch the fuck out. Moving on, the girl who is accusing him is the most deranged and insane I’ve met to date. She has been obsessed with and stalked Nick for maybe 2 years now. Suicide attempts, calls to his family from fake numbers, thousand of calls a day – yes thousands, showing up everywhere he goes following his story… He changed his number to get away but Vegas is small and they crossed paths again. She left their interaction feeling some type of way yesterday and put in a fake report to get even and have him arrested which she’s threatened to do many times before as well. I can’t even fully digest this whole thing because of how insane and wrong it is. If Nick’s at fault it is because he has chosen again and again and again not to make a police report against her like I’ve advised profusely in the past when she has hit him or broke his phone or broke into his place or stolen things from him or threatened suicide, etc. Everyone is going to think what they think when they see the news so it’s very important for me to at least put something out that is actually factual. #fakenews