MMA veteran Nate Diaz left a man unconscious during a brawl in New Orleans over the weekend but it looks like he won’t get the last laugh.
The video was posted on Twitter Saturday morning by boxer Paul Bamba. It took place in New Orleans shortly after the fight event Misfits Boxing 6. Diaz was in attendance to support his teammate Chris Aliva, who was in the main event of the night against Bamba.
In the video, Diaz can be seen standing face-to-face with a man on the sidewalk. Around them, several other men were brawling out their differences. A man raises his arms as if to signal to Diaz he doesn’t wish to fight. Suddenly, Diaz lunges forward and places him in a chokehold.
Diaz lets him go and the man drops to the ground out cold.
New Orleans police have issued an arrest warrant for Nate Diaz on suspicion of second-degree battery in the wake of that Bourbon Street brawl that went viral.
NOPD spokesperson Karen A. Boudrie confirmed the charge to MMA Fighting.
“There has been an arrest warrant issued — he is not in custody,” Boudrie said.
The second-degree battery is a felony in Louisiana that is punishable by up to eight years in prison “with or without hard labor,” a $2,000 fine, or both.
Diaz is a former lightweight title challenger and welterweight contender under the banner of the UFC.
His bad behavior on the streets actually started earlier that night when video caught him throwing a water bottle in the direction of Netflix star and footballer, Chase DeMoor, resulting in a scuffle between audience members.
Seeing his contractual obligations with the UFC coming to an end in November of last year, Diaz has since been booked to make his professional boxing debut against Jake Paul.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.