Former UFC welterweight title contender Nick Diaz was arrested in Las Vegas on multiple charges of domestic violence on Friday, May 25.
Though Clark County officials at the time had little information at hand to verify Diaz’s identity, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released his booking photo to members of the media on Tuesday, including MMAWeekly.com.
Diaz spent very little time in custody, as he was released early Saturday morning.
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An online search of court records showed that Diaz was arrested on two separate charges — domestic battery by strangulation, which is a felony, and misdemeanor domestic battery. The felony charge could result in a prison term of up to five years if convicted. He was being held in the Clark County Detention Center with bail set at $18,000.
The incident allegedly took place on Thursday evening, according to a report from MMAJunkie, with a female victim and police responding around 7:20 p.m. local time.