Following the news that Nick Diaz was being accused of multiple counts of domestic violence, the DA has now declined to press charges.
Diaz, 34, was described as ‘being combative’ with the officers who were sent to take him in after being arrested in Las Vegas back in May of this year.
It has been nearly three years since Nick fought inside the octagon, losing out by way of unanimous decision to the former-middleweight champion Anderson Silva (later ruled as a no-contest)
And while this revelation was certainly shocking to hear, Matt Staudt, a friend of Diaz’s, claimed shortly after the original arrest that there was a lot more to this story than previously thought.
Now, three months on from his arrest, the district attorney’s office has decided not to press charges against the 35-year-old.
Diaz’s own attorney, Ross Goodman, spoke to MMAJunkie and explained the situation further.
“I think ultimately they knew that it was going to be a fiasco for them, and I was going to finally get to cross-examine, and all the different versions of the events would have become clear.
“The fact that she didn’t sustain any injuries that supported the charges would have become evident, and I had texts from her shortly thereafter to other people, showing that she just wanted to have a meeting with Nick, and that she wasn’t injured, and she was in control of the case.
“It was clear that she was motivated for other reasons, which is consistent with all the other inconsistencies and contradictions. I think she was just going to be exposed, and they wanted to avoid that.”
Following the news that the case was dismissed, Goodman said that Diaz contacted him straight away.
“He sent me a text saying, ‘Love you, thank you so much,’ and then he had those prayer hands, the emoji.”
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena