Nate Diaz surrenders himself to police custody after an arrest warrant was issued against him following a violent street brawl he was involved in last weekend at Bourbon Street in New Orleans. The former UFC fighter was represented by his spokesperson Zach Rosenfield, who released a statement announcing the voluntary surrender of Diaz to the New Orleans Police Department on Thursday morning.
Diaz is alleged to have committed second-degree battery, which is considered a felony in Louisiana and carries a sentence of up to eight years in prison with or without hard labor, along with a fine of up to $2,000. Diaz has sought to counter the allegations and is hopeful of providing evidence and videos to demonstrate that he acted in self-defense.
Diaz’s attendance at the Misfits Boxing 6 event in New Orleans last Friday resulted in two confrontations, one of which involved a face-off with reality TV star Chase DeMoor, while the other saw him engage in a physical altercation with Rodney Petersen, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the YouTuber Logan Paul. Diaz was accused of choking Petersen unconscious during the fight, resulting in the Logan Paul doppelganger sustaining grievous head injuries.
Diaz has since stated that he plans to present his case before the District Attorney, with the help of his attorney, in the hope of establishing his innocence. The attorney further stated that Petersen, a trained fighter, had aggressively gone after Diaz, who was only protecting himself in response.
There is no word yet on whether Diaz’s legal troubles will affect his upcoming boxing match against Jake Paul, scheduled for August 5 in Dallas. Despite these developments, Diaz seems determined to protect his reputation and is looking forward to presenting his facts to the court of law.