Nate Diaz Released on Bond After Turning Himself in to New Orleans Police

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Nate Diaz, UFC 241 open workouts Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Nate Diaz has come and gone from police custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest in New Orleans.

News of the warrant, related to an altercation with a Logan Paul lookalike following Misfits Boxing 6 last weekend, broke Tuesday.

A representative for the fighter told Cageside Press and other outlets in part that “Nate’s attorney looks forward to presenting all of the facts about this incident to the District Attorney which clearly demonstrate that a trained fighter named Rodney Petersen aggressively pursued Nate with the intention of engaging him and once doing so, Nate acted entirely in self-defense.”

Cageside Press has since verified that Diaz turned himself in to the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office early Thursday morning. He was released just past 11:45 AM, reportedly on a $10,000 bond.

Diaz is facing a charge of second-degree battery, which carries with it up to eight years in prison.

Per an MMA Junkie report citing a Diaz representative, the conditions of the fighter’s release allow him to travel, “which includes returning to Stockton today. We appreciate how we were treated by the New Orleans Police Department, the court and their staff.”

Ex-UFC star Diaz currently has a professional boxing match lined up with Youtuber Jake Paul, scheduled for early August. Neither party has confirmed whether that fight is still a go, but Paul was recently seen offering KSI a back-up spot in case the Diaz fight does indeed fall through.


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