Nate Diaz is in trouble with the law after being caught on camera choking a man unconscious during a street fight in New Orleans on Friday night and is now wanted on a second degree battery charge.
“At or about 2:10am on Saturday April 22- NOPD’s Bourbon Street. Promenade officers and supervisors were alerted to a large altercation in the 400 block of Bourbon St,” a statement from the New Orleans Police Department reads. “The officers were able to disperse the crowd. Witness alerted the officers to a white male subject who was believed to be unconscious. A short time later, the subject regained consciousness. Officers observed the subject was bleeding from the rear of his head and EMS was summoned to render aid. After investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Nate Diaz. He has been charged with second degree battery. He is not in custody at this time.”
If found guilty, a second degree battery charge can result in up to eight-years in prison, and with Diaz having been caught on camera committing the crime and also being a professional fighter with a notorious reputation that’s likely to leave his lawyers with some serious work to do.
Meanwhile, the victim, Rodney Peterson, had shown on TikTok the wound he suffered to the back of his head when he fell unconscious, while claiming that he hadn’t done anything to cause Diaz to attack him.
“So I don’t know what the hell I did to Nate Diaz,” PEterson said. “But I’ll telling you what. I’m going to knock him the f*** out when I know he’s coming. You caught me off guard, dude. Did you think I was Logan? What the f***?”
The 38-year-old Diaz recently left the UFC and has since signed up to a boxing match against Jake Paul in August.