Nick Diaz failed to get the good news on his ongoing domestic battery case that is brought upon by the Clark County district attorney’s office.
A grand jury concluded they would not indict UFC welterweight veteran fighter Nick Diaz on charges of domestic violence case, which include accusations of strangulation, now it will move forward in court.
“They couldn’t convince 12 jurors, and now they’re basically disregarding what the jury said,” attorney Ross Goodman told Las Vegas Review-Journal. “We’re telling those grand jurors, ‘We don’t really care what you decide.’”
Diaz was arrested on May 24th and charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation and misdemeanor domestic battery after allegedly assaulting a female friend later he was released after posting $18,000 bail.
A few weeks later Nick Diaz said he being was framed on domestic charges; the Clark County District Attorney filed an amended complaint that added two more felony charges which included battery constituting domestic violence by strangulation and a battery domestic violence resulting in substantial bodily harm. Though the charges could put him five years in jail, Diaz is currently out on bond and looking to a return to the Octagon.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled to go down on Aug. 30, which will determine if UFC star goes to trial or has his case dismissed.
UFC decided to keep Diaz contract freeze and will not take any action until the UFC star clear his legal process.
Diaz last fought against Anderson Silva back in January 2015. Diaz ended up losing via unanimous decision in what was at times a bizarre fight. Later the result was overturned after the Brazilian tested positive for two steroids and Diaz tested positive for marijuana.