Guida Declines Charges Against Nate Diaz
Clay Guida will not pursue charges against Nate Diaz, three months following both parties being involved in a brawl at a Combate Americas event.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Shaun Hampton told MMAJunkie that Guida declined to move forward on a misdemeanor battery complaint, effectively ending the matter.
John Fosco, Guida’s longtime manager, had claimed that Diaz shoved Guida from behind into a metal guardrail, giving Guida a bloody lip. Tyler Diamond, a teammate of Guida’s, further stated that Diaz slapped him when trying to separate the two.
Detectives took statements from all involving parties while trying to figure out any probable cause for an arrest warrant, but that is no longer necessary with Guida dropping the charges.
In the prior months leading up to the incident, Guida had called for a rematch with Diaz. The two squared off all the way back at UFC 94 in January 2009, with Guida getting a win via decision. Guida eventually did return to the Octagon about a month after the incident, losing to Charles Oliveira via submission.
Diaz claims that he another lawsuit concluded earlier this year, with his former manager reportedly suing him for pay not given for Diaz’s two fights with Conor McGregor in 2016.
Diaz is set to return to the UFC this November at UFC 230 at New York’s Madison Square Garden, facing Dustin Poirier.
Original Story: MMAJunkie