Recently re-signed UFC welterweight and renowned MMA bad boy Nick Diaz (26-9-1) has been arrested for DUI in his home state of California. Diaz has competed in every major MMA promotion other than Bellator and always puts on a spectacle of a fight for fans.
However, his recreational activities have always gaven his relationship with the sport a bad rap. He’s been suspended, fined and his fight against Takanori Gomi at Pride 33 was ruled a “no-contest” due to testing positive for marijuana.
Nick Diaz shows no shame in his lifestyle and has frequently admitted to his usage. At one point in his career he went on record and said “People say that marijuana is going to hurt my career, on the contrary, my fight career is getting in the way of my marijuana smoking.”
Diaz is now in custody due to multiple crimes stemming from the marijuana and Fightbook MMA released the news on the instance earlier today.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Nick Diaz was arrested September 6th on suspicion of DUI driving under the influence in Lodi, California. Nick Diaz is schedule to fight against Anderson Silva in a “Superfight” at UFC 183, there has been no official word from the UFC regarding this matter yet.
According to Lodi News:
“UFC fighter and former Tokay High School student Nick Diaz was arrested in Lodi at 2:20 a.m. Sept. 6 on suspicion of DUI, obstructing a police officer, destruction of evidence and driving with a suspended license, according to Sgt. Mike Kermgard of the Lodi Police Department. Diaz was arrested by Cpl. Eric Bradley while driving down the 600 block of East Pine Street, Kermgard said. The arraignment for Diaz should be 21 days after his arrest. Diaz is scheduled to fight Anderson Silva, former UFC middleweight champion, on Jan. 31, 2015. We will have more on this story as it comes up.”