Report: Nick Diaz arrested on domestic violence charges in Las Vegas

Nick Diaz has been arrested on domestic violence charges after an alleged incident at a Las Vegas residence.
Nick Diaz has been arrested on domestic violence charges after an alleged incident at a Las Vegas residence.

MMA fighter Nick Diaz, who just recently became eligible to fight again, was reportedly arrested in Las Vegas on Thursday night on several charges of domestic violence.

According to MMAJunkie, the police were called to a Las Vegas home around 7:20pm. Twelve units were dispatched, and Diaz was reportedly “combative” with officers during his arrest. The victim of the alleged incident was a woman, and she was taken to a local hospital to treat her injuries. TMZ reported the victim was allegedly thrown to the ground and choked. She reportedly told woman  police that Diaz had been using cocaine.

Diaz, 34, has been charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation and misdemeanor domestic battery, MMAJunkie reported. He’s being held on $18,000 bail at the Clark County Detention Center. He’ll stay there until his hearing, which is scheduled for Saturday morning. Once the hearing takes place, Diaz can post bail.

In April, Diaz accepted a 12-month suspension after failing to appear for three drug tests over the span of a year. The suspension was retroactive to April 2017, so Diaz was eligible to fight that same day. He hasn’t officially announced a return to the UFC, but if there were any plans in the works, those are obviously on hold for the time being.

The last time Diaz fought was January 2015. He took on he took on Anderson Silva at UFC 183, and Silva won via unanimous decision. However, that decision was overturned and changed to a no contest when both Silva and Diaz failed drug tests — Silva tested positive for performance enhancing drugs, and Diaz tested positive for marijuana. 

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