Nate Diaz Update: Fighter Claims Self-Defense In Incident

A representative for Nate Diaz released an official statement regarding the incident that took place in New Orleans over the weekend.

Diaz was hit with an arrest warrant by the New Orleans police after a brawl broke out following the Misfits Boxing event. According to reports and video released online, Diaz and Rodney Petersen, a social media influencer, were involved in a grappling exchange.

During the brawl, Petersen says he sustained injuries and was knocked unconscious at one point.

“Nate’s attorney Walter Becker can confirm that Nate has received word of the arrest warrant and Becker has been in contact with court authorities in New Orleans,” said Zach Rosenfield, the representative for Diaz. “Nate’s attorney looks forward to presenting all of the facts about this incident to the District Attorney which clearly demonstrate that a trained fighter named Rodney Petersen aggressively pursued Nate with the intention of engaging him and once doing so, Nate acted entirely in self-defense. 

“No further comment will be made at this time.”

Diaz remains scheduled to face Jake Paul in a boxing match in Dallas in August.

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