Erstwhile UFC star Nick Diaz was supposed to be returning to the Octagon, but after dealing with some USADA nonsense, a female acquaintance went nuclear and had him arrested on accusations of domestic violence.
And of course, nothing derails a comeback like ugly domestic violence charges.
But a friend of Diaz chimed in that the charges were crap, and finally, the judge and the presiding district attorney have agreed. Diaz is a free man.
As per MMAFighting:
The Clark County (Nev.) District Attorney declined to pursue the case against Diaz, the popular UFC fighter, on Thursday morning, according to Diaz’s attorney Ross Goodman. The judge in Las Vegas Justice Court dismissed the case with prejudice, meaning it was dismissed permanently.
Diaz was facing three felony charges, including two counts of domestic battery by strangulation and one for domestic battery with substantial bodily harm. In addition, he was facing a domestic battery misdemeanor charge stemming from a May incident.
Last month, a grand jury ruled not to indict Diaz on any of the charges, but the DA decided to move forward with the case until now.
“We are grateful that the District Attorney’s office was fair and thoughtful in reviewing this case based on the evidence and making the decision to dismiss this matter particularly in light of the Grand Jury’s decision finding probable cause was lacking,” Goodman said in a statement.
Apparently the accuser couldn’t keep her story straight. *Sigh*
Diaz took to social media to thank those who stood by him.
— nick diaz (@nickdiaz209) August 30, 2018