Nate Diaz has claimed self-defense in response to his arrest warrant for second-degree battery following an altercation.
Reports indicate that the New Orleans Police Department acted following a video that surfaced, showing the UFC star placing TikToker and Logan Paul look-alike Rodney Petersen in a chokehold, causing him to lose consciousness.
NATE WHY YOU CHOKE OUT MY HOMIE😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/rDG0MYMvma
— FOLDion (@Jidion6) April 22, 2023
Diaz was attending the Misfits 6 event to show support for Chris Avila, after which the incident occurred.
Petersen received medical attention, including an alleged head injury. If Diaz is found liable for the offense, a charge of eight years in jail could be given, as well as a $2,000 fine.
“Nate’s attorney looks forward to presenting all of the facts about this incident to the District Attorney, which clearly demonstrates 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,” Zach Rosenfield (Diaz’s representative).