UFC fighter Nick Diaz was reportedly arrested in Las Vegas on Thursday night and has been charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation as well as misdemeanor domestic battery, according to MMA Junkie. The report states that Diaz, 34, is being held on $18,000 bail, which he cannot post until after a court hearing scheduled for Saturday at 9 a.m.
Per MMA Junkie:
“Officer Larry Hadfield of the LVMPD office of public information told MMAjunkie that the alleged victim was female. Hadfield said officers responded to a call and were dispatched to a Las Vegas residence at approximately 7:20 p.m. PT.”
“The person with knowledge of the case told MMAjunkie that 12 units were dispatched to the scene, the alleged victim was transported to a local hospital and Diaz was combative with officers during his arrest.”
Diaz just recently became eligible to fight in the UFC again after serving a one-year ban from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for missing three out-of-competition drug tests within a 12-month span.
He has not fought in the UFC since losing to Anderson Silva at UFC 183 on January 31, 2015. That result was later ruled a no-contest because Silva tested positive for PEDs and Diaz tested positive for marijuana.