UFC Fighter Nick Diaz will next not be seen in the Octagon but in the court of law after a date was set on account of domestic battery arrest. The popular fighter is scheduled to appear at a Las Vegas Justice Court on the 6th of June before judge Amy Chelini.
The 34-year-old was arrested on Friday for charges relating to domestic battery by strangulation and domestic battery of the first degree with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department releasing a mugshot of him last night.
Nick Diaz booking photo, just released by LVPD. pic.twitter.com/8O21k9BWtT
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) May 29, 2018
Diaz who is no stranger to controversy has not fought in the UFC since 2015, but was expected to make a comeback soon with president Dana White confirming that there were talks going on. He only became eligible to fight last month after accepting a one-year suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for missing three drug tests during a 12-month span.
TMZ on Nick Diaz's arrest….. mentions a hip injury. pic.twitter.com/cmsz1aTK4p
— FrontRowBrian (@FrontRowBrian) May 25, 2018
The promotion for their part condoned his behaviour, releasing a statement, claiming, “UFC is aware of the recent arrest of middleweight athlete, Nick Diaz,” the statement read. “The organization does not tolerate domestic violence and requires all athletes to adhere to the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy. Every athlete is deserving of due process and this situation, as with any official allegations, will be duly reviewed and thoroughly investigated by an independent party.”
Will we see the California native in action again? Only time will tell.