Friend defends Nick Diaz in wake of alleged domestic violence incident

Nick Diaz remained in a Las Vegas jail Friday after being arrested for alleged domestic violence.

Diaz, who is being held at  Clark County Detention Center, was charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation, as well as misdemeanor domestic battery for the alleged incident.


A person with knowledge of the case told MMAjunkie that 12 units were dispatched to the scene, the alleged female victim was transported to a local hospital, and Diaz was combative with officers during his arrest.

In an impassioned Instagram post, Matt Staudt, who is close friends and business associates with Diaz, came to the defense of the former Strikeforce champion and attempted to discredit the victim as “deranged and insane.” Staudt works behind the scenes with several 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

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