Report: Nick Diaz Wasn’t Combative With Police During May 2018 Arrest

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UFC veteran Nick Diaz was arrested this past May for an alleged domestic battery incident against an on again/off again girlfriend.

Those charges against Diaz were eventually dropped after the alleged victim had given multiple inconsistent stories about what happened on the night of the alleged incident.

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Diaz had also reportedly been combative with police during the arrest, however a report from MMA Junkie states that the fighter may not have been combative at all.

MMA Junkie has obtained footage of the fighters arrest and after viewing said footage, reported that Diaz wasn’t combative with any police officers. The closest that Diaz became combative with officers was when the fighter was told by police to put his cuffed hands behind his back after Diaz has somehow positioned them in front of him.

“Nick, I’m going to be real frank with you, man,” Officer Bryce Martinez said in the video. “I do not want to drag you out of here, put a spit mask on you, embarrass you. … So put those cuffs back under your back.”

Officer Martinez was even heard telling fellow officers to learn how to control their suspects and to hobble them if need be.

“Listen to me real quick,” Martinez said in the footage. “I need you to control your suspects. If they’re talking (expletive), if you need to fricken’ take them to jail. If you need to hobble them, if you need to whoop their (expletive) ass, you whoop their ass. You hear me? I need you to hold and take them. Make those decisions for me. I cannot be making them for you, OK? Good talk.”

The report from MMA Junkie also stated that officers entered Diaz’s house with their weapons drawn, but they did not need to use them during the course of Diaz’s apprehension.

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