UFC veteran Nick Diaz was arrested yesterday on multiple charges of domestic abuse, with one of those charges including abuse via strangulation.
Diaz has now been released from a Clark County (Nevada) prison after posting bail, which was totaled at $18,000.
The embattled fighter had posted a video on Instagram where he showed off injuries from the alleged domestic violence incident, but the Stockton native did not speak at all during the course of the clip. The video has since been deleted, it is unknown at this time as to why that happened.
MMA Junkie is also reporting that the alleged victim was transported to the hospital and that Diaz had been combative against the officers who arrested him. The condition of the victim is unknown at this time, it is also unknown of any police officers were injured when trying to apprehend the combative Diaz.
Matt Staudt is a friend of Diaz and he took to Instagram to defend the UFC fighter from the charges levied against him.
Here is what Staudt posted in defense of Diaz on Instagram:
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
It is unknown at this time as to what the next step in the legal process could be, but more will get known as the situation unfolds.