UFC superstar Nick Diaz is now facing charges for alleged domestic battery. With that in mind, Diaz’s friend Matt Staudt has come to the defense of the mixed martial arts veteran.
Nick Diaz was arrested by Las Vegas police on Friday, May 25, and is now being held within the Clark County Detention Center. The fighter is facing a felony charge of domestic battery by strangulation and a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.
The alleged victim has been identified as female and was reportedly transported to a local hospital after the incident. Diaz’s bail is set at $18,000, but the Stockton native will first have to await his court hearing for Saturday, May 26, at 9:00 A.M.
Taking to Instagram, Diaz’s close friend Matt Staudt has now come forward with his thoughts on the matter. Staudt claims that Diaz is being allegedly framed by a woman that has been allegedly stalking the fighter for years.
Staudt full statement may be viewed below:
“If it wasn’t clear, I’ve got this guys back if he needs me always and completely. One of the best people I know, and that’s the truth, he just plays by his rules, views the world very differently than most and has been fucked constantly. Seeing how everything evolved here infuriates me. The news is out so better to address than not, and for my own sake, not really on his behalf. I’ve seen drunk guys get in Nick’s face and avoid serious injury because he’s a martial artist and a killer but knows that and he’s passed the point of needing to prove it. He doesn’t even act tough to people…
“There is no scenario where Nick would put his hands on anyone unless it was necessary self-defense, and then watch the fuck out. Moving on, the girl who is accusing him is the most deranged and insane I’ve met to date. She has been obsessed with and stalked Nick for maybe 2 years now. Suicide attempts, calls to his family from fake numbers, thousand of calls a day – yes thousands, showing up everywhere he goes following his story… He changed his number to get away but Vegas is small and they crossed paths again.
“She left their interaction feeling some type of way yesterday and put in a fake report to get even and have him arrested which she’s threatened to do many times before as well. I can’t even fully digest this whole thing because of how insane and wrong it is. If Nick’s at fault it is because he has chosen again and again and again not to make a police report against her like I’ve advised profusely in the past when she has hit him or broke his phone or broke into his place or stolen things from him or threatened suicide, etc. Everyone is going to think what they think when they see the news so it’s very important for me to at least put something out that is actually factual.”
As defendants are innocent until proven guilty within a court of law.