Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz surrenders himself to police, released on bond

Nate Diaz surrendered himself to New Orleans, Louisiana police on Thursday morning and was later released on bond after an arrest warrant was issued for the former UFC fighter following his involvement in a street brawl on Bourbon Street this past weekend.

“Nate voluntarily turned himself in to the New Orleans Police Department this morning approximately at 7:10 am. CT,” said Diaz’s representative Zach Rosenfield. “We continue to look forward to presenting all the evidence and videos that show Nate was acting in self-defense.”

Police issued the charge after gathering videos of the incident in which Diaz allegedly choked a man unconscious last weekend.

Rodney Peterson, the victim, who just happens to look like Logan Paul, later displayed a head injury and vowed revenge on Diaz, who was in New Orleans to support teammate Chris Avila for a fight at Misfits Boxing 6.

The arrest warrant is for suspicion of second-degree battery. Such charges are considered a felony in Louisiana and carry a potential penalty of up to eight years in prison “with or without hard labor” and/or up to a $2,000 fine.

Rosenfield also released the following statement earlier this week: “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.”

Earlier in the same night, Diaz threw a water bottle at TV star Chase DeMoor and was ejected from the boxing event.

Diaz is currently set to fight Logan’s brother Jake Paul in a boxing bout in August.

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