UFC veteran Nick Diaz has reportedly been arrested. According to the reports, Diaz was arrested for felony domestic battery by strangulation and misdemeanor domestic battery. Bail for Diaz was set for at $18,000. He will remain in custody until Saturday after a court appearance. Diaz has recently been involved in talks to return to the Octagon but this would obviously put any of those potential bouts — including a possible Georges St-Pierre scrap — on hold.
From the MMAjunkie.com report:
Diaz has been charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation, as well as misdemeanor domestic battery for the alleged incident.
Officer Larry Hadfield of the LVMPD office of public information told MMAjunkie that the alleged victim was female. Hadfield said officers responded to a call and were dispatched to a Las Vegas residence at approximately 7:20 p.m. PT.
The person with knowledge of the case told MMAjunkie that 12 units were dispatched to the scene, the alleged victim was transported to a local hospital and Diaz was combative with officers during his arrest.
According to TMZ, Diaz’s accuser says the violent outburst came after he was using cocaine.
The woman told police Nick attacked her at a Las Vegas home Thursday night … slamming her to the ground and chocking her by the neck. Cops were called to the home and found the alleged victim with red marks around her neck and eyes. We’re told the woman was transported to a nearby hospital where she was treated for multiple injuries. We’re told the victim claimed she suffered a hip injury in the altercation with Diaz.
Nick Diaz has a professional mixed martial arts record of 26-9 (2 NC). Diaz last competed against Anderson Silva in 2015. His last win came against B.J. Penn via unanimous decision in UFC 137 in 2011.
This is a developing story and more information will be added as it becomes available.