Nate Diaz voluntarily turned himself in to police

Nate Diaz voluntarily turned himself in to police

Popular American fighter Nate Diaz voluntarily appeared at the New Orleans Police Department, which issued a warrant for his arrest in connection with participation in a street fight.

This was announced in an official statement by Diaz’s spokesman Zach Rosenfield.

“Nate voluntarily reported to the New Orleans Police Department this morning,” the statement read. “We continue to look forward to providing all of the evidence and videos proving that Nate acted in self-defense.”

The arrest warrant was issued on suspicion of second-degree battery, which is a felony in Louisiana and carries a maximum sentence of eight years in prison.

Over the weekend, a video went viral on the network in which Nate Diaz performs a guillotine choke on a certain Rodney Petersen, and after the man loses consciousness, he throws him to the pavement. Later, Petersen, who became famous on social networks due to his resemblance to the famous blogger Logan Paul, said that Diaz attacked him for no reason, probably confusing him with a popular YouTuber.

According to the police report, officers who arrived at the scene found Petersen lying unconscious with a bruised head and called an ambulance.

The day before, Rosenfield announced that Petersen was a trained fighter and had the intention of attacking Diaz, who was forced to defend himself. Note that the 34-year-old Petersen really has a fighting background, consisting of five prematurely lost amateur fights in MMA.

It is not yet known how Nate Diaz’s legal problems will affect his boxing match with blogger Jake Paul, which is due to take place on August 5 in Dallas.