Story up to date at 9:35 p.m. ET to make clear Matt Staudt’s relationship with Diaz and position in the MMA business.
Diaz, who’s being held at Clark County Detention Center, was charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation, in addition to misdemeanor domestic battery for the alleged incident.
An individual with data of the case advised MMAjunkie that 12 models had been dispatched to the scene, the alleged feminine sufferer was transported to a neighborhood hospital, and Diaz was combative with officers throughout his arrest.
In an impassioned Instagram publish, Matt Staudt, who’s shut associates and enterprise associates with Diaz, got here to the protection of the previous Strikeforce champion and tried to discredit the sufferer as “deranged and insane.” Staudt works behind the scenes with a number of MMA fighters in public relations and sponsorships.
If it wasn’t clear, I’ve got this guys back if he needs me always and completely. One of the best people I know, and that’s the truth, he just plays by his rules, views the world very differently than most and has been fucked constantly. Seeing how everything evolved here infuriates me. The news is out so better to address than not, and for my own sake, not really on his behalf. I’ve seen drunk guys get in Nick’s face and avoid serious injury because he’s a martial artist and a killer but knows that and he’s passed the point of needing to prove it. He doesn’t even act tough to people… There is no scenario where Nick would put his hands on anyone unless it was necessary self-defense, and then watch the fuck out. Moving on, the girl who is accusing him is the most deranged and insane I’ve met to date. She has been obsessed with and stalked Nick for maybe 2 years now. Suicide attempts, calls to his family from fake numbers, thousand of calls a day – yes thousands, showing up everywhere he goes following his story… He changed his number to get away but Vegas is small and they crossed paths again. She left their interaction feeling some type of way yesterday and put in a fake report to get even and have him arrested which she’s threatened to do many times before as well. I can’t even fully digest this whole thing because of how insane and wrong it is. If Nick’s at fault it is because he has chosen again and again and again not to make a police report against her like I’ve advised profusely in the past when she has hit him or broke his phone or broke into his place or stolen things from him or threatened suicide, etc. Everyone is going to think what they think when they see the news so it’s very important for me to at least put something out that is actually factual. #fakenews
If it wasn’t clear, I’ve bought this guys again if he wants me all the time and fully. One of the very best individuals I do know, and that’s the reality, he simply performs by his guidelines, views the world very in another way than most and has been fucked continuously. Seeing how every thing advanced right here infuriates me. The information is out so higher to handle than not, and for my very own sake, probably not on his behalf. I’ve seen drunk guys get in Nick’s face and keep away from critical harm as a result of he’s a martial artist and a killer however is aware of that and he’s handed the purpose of needing to show it. He doesn’t even act robust to individuals… There isn’t any state of affairs the place Nick would put his palms on anybody until it was needed self-defense, after which watch the fuck out. Moving on, the woman who’s accusing him is probably the most deranged and insane I’ve met to this point. She has been obsessive about and stalked Nick for perhaps 2 years now. Suicide makes an attempt, calls to his household from pretend numbers, thousand of calls a day – sure hundreds, exhibiting up in every single place he goes following his story… He modified his quantity to get away however Vegas is small they usually crossed paths once more. She left their interplay feeling some kind of method yesterday and put in a pretend report back to get even and have him arrested which she’s threatened to do many instances earlier than as effectively. I can’t even totally digest this entire factor as a result of of how insane and unsuitable it’s. If Nick’s at fault it’s as a result of he has chosen time and again and once more to not make a police report towards her like I’ve suggested profusely in the previous when she has hit him or broke his telephone or broke into his place or stolen issues from him or threatened suicide, and so on. Everyone goes to assume what they assume once they see the information so it’s crucial for me to at the least put one thing out that’s truly factual. #fakenews
Diaz, 34, hasn’t fought since Jan. 31, 2015, when he misplaced to Anderson Silva at UFC 183, a end result that was later overturned to a no-contest as a result of Silva examined constructive for performance-enhancing medicine and Diaz examined constructive for marijuana.
He just lately turned eligible to combat after he accepted a one-year suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for lacking three tried drug exams throughout a 12-month span.
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