Nate Diaz has now been released on a $10,000 bond after he turned himself into the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) just the other day. Diaz actually handed himself in after a warrant was issued by the NOPD for his arrest, relating to his involvement in a brawl in the street where he choked Rodney Peterson unconscious. The legendary UFC fighter was engaged in an argument with Peterson that very quickly escalated into a physical altercation, which Diaz got the better of quite easily. He locked up a guillotine choke and within seconds he dropped Peterson to the floor, having choked him unconscious.
A representative for Nate Diaz, Zach Rosenfield, confirmed that the UFC veteran had handed himself into police of his own accord and then been granted and posted a $10,000 bond in order to be released:
“Bond has been granted and posted with the full permission from the court to resume travel which includes returning to Stockton today. We appreciate how we were treated by the New Orleans Police Department, the court and their staff.”
Along with the news that Nate Diaz had been released, Rosenfield also gave a comment on the case itself, and confirmed that the attorney representing Diaz intends to claim that he only acted in self-defence:
“Nate’s attorney Walter Becker can confirm that Nate has received word of the arrest warrant and Becker has been in contact with court authorities in New Orleans. 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. No further comment will be made at this time.”
It’s unclear whether or not the legal issues that Diaz will now be facing will effect his career as a fighter in any way, as he has a boxing match with Jake Paul booked on the horizon.