Former Strikeforce champion and UFC title challenger Nick Diaz has been arrested for an alleged domestic violence incident in Las Vegas this evening.
Multiple sources have confirmed that Diaz, 34, is currently in custody at Clark County Detention Center for felony domestic battery by strangulation and misdemeanor battery of a female. The news was first reported by FrontRowBrian.
Bail has been set at $18,000 for Diaz, who cannot post until early Saturday morning.
According to multiple sources, 12 units were sent to the scene to apprehend Diaz, who reportedly put up a fight with the officers. The alleged victim was immediately transported to a local hospital.
More details have emerged on the situation via @FrontRowBrian
FROM MY LAS VEGAS METRO PD SOURCES—
Some very disturbing details emerging regarding Nick Diaz.
-The victim has a broken hip
-Nick allegedly choked her unconscious. -Then he fought the police which is why 12 cars were sent
-Then fought the CO’s inside Clark Co Detention Center
— FrontRowBrian (@FrontRowBrian) May 25, 2018
After a successful stint with Strikeforce as their 3-time defending welterweight champion, Diaz went 1-2 with 1 No Contest with the UFC during his second run with the promotion. He last fought in 2015 against Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC 183. Silva would emerge victorious from the bout, but the fight would be ruled a No Contest due to Silva testing positive for steroids. Diaz would also test post for marijuana which would result in a five year suspension for the Stockton born fighter. The suspension would eventually be reduced resulting in Diaz now being cleared to fight as of April 2018.
We will have more on this breaking news as details continue to emerge.