Former Strikeforce and WEC welterweight champion Nick Diaz was arrested earlier this year on dometic assault charges. The individual that filed the police report was later identified as a woman that claimed to have been injured by the UFC veteran during a verbal dispute.
The court case against Nick Diaz has since been dismissed, with all charges against the fighter dropped. Before the final court hearing, Diaz’s longtime friend Matt Staudt offered a lengthy message claiming that the police report was filed by an alleged stalker of Nick Diaz’s.
“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. #fakenews”
As reported by journalist JE Snowden, Las Vegas Justice Court judge Amy Chelini made the following statement following the case’s dismissal.
“I mean, the easiest way to District Court is through the Grand Jury, and they say you can indict a ham sandwich so that tells me everything I need to know.
“And it’s not on the State, what’s happened, but they couldn’t indict this case. To your credit, you see it for what it is and you’re doing the right thing and you’re dismissing this case.
“The frustrating thing for me is we have a lot of true victims out there and when you see stuff like this and you take strained resources from the true victims, and it’s frustrating for the Court. But you did the right thing. And it’s not you. I’m more upset with people calling 9-1-1 because they’re pissed off.”