Ex-UFC star Nate Diaz surrenders to police on battery charge

Nate Diaz turned himself in to the New Orleans Police Department on Thursday early morning and was reserved into custody on a charge of felony second-degree battery, according to cops representative Karen Boudrie.

Diaz, the 38-year-old previous UFC star, was released an arrest warrant Monday coming from a street brawl last weekend including numerous individuals following the Misfits Boxing card.

Diaz might be seen in a video that went viral on social networks being challenged on Bourbon Street by a social networks influencer and fighter, Rodney Petersen. Diaz choked Petersen unconscious with a guillotine submission and when Diaz set him down, the back of Petersen’s head struck the pavement. Petersen later on displayed in a social networks video that he was bleeding from the back of his head.

“Nate willingly turned himself into the New Orleans Police Department [Thursday] early morning,” Diaz agent Zach Rosenfield composed in a declaration. “We continue to anticipate providing all the proof and videos that reveal Nate was acting in self-defense.”

Diaz, a Stockton, California, native, reached the New Orleans Police Department Sixth District station Thursday early morning with his lawyer and gave up, Boudrie stated. He was transferred to the Orleans Parish Justice Center and reserved. Diaz remains in the custody of the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, pending a bond hearing, per a court representative. Diaz is anticipated to make bond later on Thursday and be launched.

In a declaration Tuesday, Rosenfield composed that Diaz lawyer Walter Becker “eagerly anticipates providing all of the truths about this event to the District Attorney which plainly show that a skilled fighter called Rodney Petersen strongly pursued Nate with the intent of engaging him and when doing so, Nate acted completely in self-defense.”

The 6-foot-4 Petersen is 1-0 as a professional fighter, a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has amateur MMA experience.

Diaz is among the most popular fighters in UFC history. He left the promo as a totally free representative after combating out his agreement last September and is set up for a big-money boxing match with Jake Paul on Aug. 5 in Dallas. It does not look like Diaz’s arrest will impact that fight.


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