Case Against Nick Diaz Dismissed With Prejudice, Judge Blasts Accuser

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All charges against UFC star Nick Diaz have been dropped, giving him a shot at finally getting back in the octagon.

Nick Diaz is now a “free” man. After having domestic battery charges hanging over his head earlier this year, Diaz has had a complete reversal of fortune. That happened when the Clark Couty, Nevada District Attorney’s office opted not to pursue the matter. On Thursday, charges were officially dismissed.

Per a report by MMA Junkie, Las Vegas Justice Court judge Amy Chelini subsequently dismissed the charges with prejudice, meaning Diaz cannot face the charges again at a later date. She also blasted Diaz’s accuser in her comments.

“The frustrating thing for me is we have a lot of true victims out there and when you see stuff like this, and you take strained resources from the true victims, and it’s frustrating for the court,” Chelini said. “But you [D.A.’s Office] did the right thing. And it’s not you. I’m more upset with people calling 9-1-1 because they’re pissed off.”

Diaz was arrested in May after a woman claiming to be is on again, off again girlfriend called police alleging she was choked, and thrown to the ground by Diaz after an argument. He was later hit with additional charges stemming from the same incident. His camp including lawyer Ross Goodman, maintained his innocence throughout the case.

Diaz can now consider a return to fighting, though it has been years since he entered the cage.