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According to MMAJunkie and USAToday:
UFC fighter Nick Diaz was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence after an incident in Las Vegas on Thursday night.
Nickolas R. Diaz, 34 was housed in the Clark County Detention Center on Friday, according to online jail records. A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department official confirmed to MMAjunkie that it was the longtime MMA fighter.
Diaz was charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation, as well as misdemeanor domestic battery for the alleged incident.
Officer Larry Hadfield of the LVMPD office of public information told MMAjunkie that the alleged victim was female. Hadfield said officers responded to a call and were dispatched to a Las Vegas residence at approximately 7:20 p.m. PT.
A person with knowledge of the case told MMAjunkie that 12 units were dispatched to the scene, the alleged victim was transported to a local hospital and Diaz was combative with officers during his arrest. The person spoke to MMAjunkie on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to speak on the matter.
Diaz’s bail was set at $18,000. He remains in custody and cannot post bail until after a court hearing scheduled for Saturday at 9 a.m.
News of Diaz’s arrest comes on the heels of his younger brother, UFC star Nate Diaz, being investigated by the Sacramento, Calif., Police Department for an alleged assault on Clay Guida during a Combate Americas event held May 11.
Nick Diaz, who has been coy about retirement from MMA, became eligible to fight last month after he accepted a one-year suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for missing three attempted drug tests during a 12-month span.
Diaz hasn’t fought since Jan. 31, 2015, when he lost to Anderson Silva at UFC 183, a result that was later overturned to a no-contest because Silva tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and Diaz tested positive for marijuana.
Contributing: A.J. Perez, USA TODAY Sports
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