Nate Diaz won’t face charges for the New Orleans street altercation that took place last April…
When Diaz, while reportedly defending himself against Rodney Peterson – lookalike of Logan Paul – choked Peterson out.
A video of the incident went viral, leading to the legendary MMA fighter receiving an arrest warrant for second-degree battery:
As reported by MMA Fighting, Zach Rosenfield – Diaz’s representative – revealed an update, saying that the charges have been dropped.
The Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office assessed the evidence and made this decision.
Their Chief of Operations & External Affairs, Keith D. Lampkin, stated:
The 2nd degree battery charge against Mr. Nathan Diaz was refused by the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office.
After reviewing all available evidence of the allegation, including video and testimony, there is not sufficient support to prove the alleged crime.
Rosenfield also issued a statement:
Today, the Orleans Parish District Attorney informed us they will not be pursuing a case against Nate Diaz.
Since Rodney Peterson sought out to fight Nate on Bourbon Street, we have maintained Nate’s actions were 100% in self defense.
It was clear on video, clear in pictures and clear from the multiple other videos Rodney posted before and after.
Nate has a right to defend himself against those who want to make a name for themselves and did so.
We appreciate the Orleans Parish District Attorney taking the time to review all aspects of this case and their decision to not proceed with it.