Charges dropped against Nate Diaz in New Orleans street fight

New Orleans will not be charging Nate Diaz over a street altercation last April.

By: Nate Wilcox | 2 months ago
Charges dropped against Nate Diaz in New Orleans street fight
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Nate Diaz won’t face charges in Louisiana

Nate Diaz can breathe a little easier today after New Orleans District Attorney has elected to not file charges resulting from an April street altercation that saw Diaz get the best of a man known as “Not Logan Paul.

Here’s a video of the incident:

Peterson posted a video showing the injuries he claimed to have suffered in the incident:

Felony warrant had been issued

In April the New Orleans DA did issue a warrant for Diaz’ arrest on felony charges. As we reported at the time:

New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) spokesperson Karen A. Boudrie confirmed reports that a warrant had been issued for Nate Diaz on charges of 2nd degree felony battery.

“There has been an arrest warrant issued — he is not in custody,” the NOPD spokesperson told the outlet.

Statement from Diaz’ representative

Diaz’ representative Zach Rosenfield released a statement today:

“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.”

Had Diaz been charged and convicted of second-degree battery he could have faced a maximum of up to eight years in prison and/or a $2,000 fine.

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Nate Wilcox
Nate Wilcox

Nate Wilcox is the founding editor of As such he has hired every editor and writer to work for the site. Wilcox’s writing for BE is known for its emphasis on MMA history, the evolution of fighting techniques and strong opinions. Wilcox developed the SBN MMA consensus rankings which were featured in USA Today from 2009 to 2011. Before founding BE, Wilcox was a political operative working for such figures as Senators John Kerry and Mark Warner and an early political blogger. He is the co-author of Netroots Rising, a history of the political blogosphere from 2003 to 2007. Wilcox also hosts the Let It Roll podcast on music history for the Pantheon Podcast Network.

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