The next opponent for UFC superstar Nate Diaz may come inside of a court room instead on the octagon.
According to MMA Junkie, Diaz’s publicist Zach Rosenfield, said Diaz is considering legal action against the Miami Herald for defamation of his name.
On Wednesday, the newspaper retracted a story they wrote that linked Nate Diaz to an altercation with Miami police. The original report stated that Diaz was “hospitalized after he attacked Miami cops at a police station.”
Immediately following the report, Rosenfield said that the story was not true.
“The story is 100 percent and inequitably inaccurate,” Rosenfield said to MMA Junkie. “Nate has been in Stockton since the Tuesday after the Super Bowl, and there is no possible way that what is being reported is relatable to him.”
The Miami Herald removed their story shortly following the backlash and then posted an updated version in which they said the fighter involved was Michael Albert Nates. Nates, 31, is a fighter from Miami.
Diaz, 34, fought twice in 2019 following nearly a three year lay off. The Stockton, Calif. native went 1-1 with the loss coming in his last outing at UFC 244. That fight was against Jorge Masvidal for the “BMF” title.