Nate Diaz Released on Bond After Surrendering to New Orleans Police on Battery Charges

Nate Diaz Released on Bond After Surrendering to New Orleans Police on Battery Charges

Nate Diaz surrendered himself to authorities Thursday morning.

According to a statement released by his representative, Zach Rosenfield, the former UFC fighter surrendered to the New Orleans Police Department in response to an arrest warrant issued for his involvement in a street brawl on Bourbon Street over the past weekend.

See the full statement here:

"Nate voluntarily turned himself in to the New Orleans Police Department this morning approximately at 7:10 am. CT. We continue to look forward to presenting all the evidence and videos that show Nate was acting in self-defense."

The arrest warrant issued for Diaz is for suspicion of second-degree battery, a felony charge in Louisiana that carries a potential penalty of up to eight years in prison "with or without hard labor" and/or a fine of up to $2,000.

After being booked, Diaz was able to post bond and was subsequently released from custody with no travel restrictions imposed by the courts.

“Bond has been granted and posted with the full permission from the court to resume travel which includes returning to Stockton today,” Rosenfield said in a statement sent to MMA Fighting. “We appreciate how we were treated by the New Orleans Police Department, the court and their staff.”

Last Friday, Diaz attended Misfits Boxing 6 in New Orleans and was involved in two altercations. The first incident almost resulted in a physical altercation with reality TV star Chase DeMoor. Later that evening, Diaz was in a fight with Rodney Petersen, who bears a striking resemblance to Logan Paul, and reportedly choked him unconscious.


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