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Las Vegas Judge Clears Nick Diaz of Domestic Abuse Charges

(Nick Diaz at UFC 143 pre-fight press conference)

Nick Diaz was cleared of domestic violence charges after a judge dismissed the case just a few months after his initial arrest, according to Diaz’s attorney Ross Goodman.

Goodman told MMAFighting.com that the Clark County (Nevada) District Attorney declined to pursue the case against Diaz on Thursday, with the judge presiding over the case in Las Vegas Justice Court dismissing the case permanently.

“We are grateful that the District Attorney’s office was fair and thoughtful in reviewing this case based on the evidence and making the decision to dismiss this matter particularly in light of the Grand Jury’s decision finding probable cause was lacking,” Goodman stated.

“Throughout this ordeal [the alleged victim] has given multiple inconsistent versions of what occurred and recently testified before the Grand Jury to a third version,” Goodman declared. “Further, the medical records made clear that [the alleged victim] did not suffer any fractures, subluxation of dislocation, soft tissue damage or any substantial bodily injuries expected from such allegations. The videos she posted prior to this incident clearly shows someone who is motivated by revenge because Nick was seeing other women. Truth delayed is better than no truth at all and I trust that the ultimate dismissal of all charges with prejudice will be viewed as total vindication for Nick and clears his name from being associated with such horrific but false allegations.”

Diaz, 35, was arrested back in May in Las Vegas and was charged with three felony charges, including two counts of domestic battery by strangulation and one for domestic battery with substantial bodily harm.

The legal issues stemming from the May incident have kept Diaz out of active competition, coupled with a USADA suspension for a subsequent marijuana offense. With each hurdle being cleared, Diaz could potentially be fighting soon once again for the first time since 2015.

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