Everything you need to know about Nate Diaz's arrest warrant, street fight and the status of his fight with Jake Paul.
The news of Nate Diaz's time in New Orleans is all anyone can talk about on MMA Twitter. Things are constantly evolving even today. So in order to help keep everything organized we've complied a timeline of everything that's happened since Diaz was first spotted in Louisiana.
Friday, April 21 - Chase DeMoor disqualified at Misfits Boxing 6
So, this is technically not about Diaz, but it's important to the timeline because it may be a motive or catalyst for some later events. While competing at Misfits Boxing 6, Netflix reality star Chase DeMoor was disqualified when he continued to strike an opponent he'd knocked out. That incident saw many in the crowd rush the ring to fight in response.
Friday, April 21 - Nate Diaz spotted throwing PRIME drink at Chase DeMoor
Later in the evening, while sitting cageside to support his friend Chris Avila, Diaz was spotted throwing a water bottle at DeMoor. Some say that DeMoor and his crew were heckling Diaz and DeMoor called him a "p***y" which incited the incident.
Friday, April 21- After the fight Chase DeMoor tells Nate Diaz 'next time don't run'
Saturday morning April 22 - Nate Diaz puts Logan Paul lookalike to sleep in massive street brawl
This is where things get really sticky. Several videos of a massive street brawl were shared to social media. In one, Diaz is seen putting a Logan Paul lookalike (later identified as Rodney Peterson) to sleep and leaving him on the street unconscious. The video was shared by Paul Bamba, who happened to be the man that Avila beat and a friend of DeMoor.
April 22 - Rodney Peterson shows off injury on social media
"So I don't know what the hell I did to Nate Diaz," Peterson says in the video. "But I'm telling you what... I'm gonna knock him the f--K out. Like, you caught me off guard dude. Did you think I was Logan? What the f--K?"
The lookalike also showed off the back of his head with was matted with blood.
April 22 - mid-afternoon- Logan and Jake Paul respond to viral video
Monday, April 24 - NOPD issues arrest warrant for Nate Diaz
According to MMA Fighting, who spoke with the New Orleans police, an arrest warrant has been issued for Diaz and he's being charged with second-degree battery.
The outlet spoke with Karen A. Boudrie a NOPD spokesperson who said that the warrant had been issued, but Diaz was not in custody at press time.
They say they issued the charge "after gathering videos of the incident in which Diaz allegedly choked unconscious Logan Paul lookalike Rodney Peterson amid a brawl that spilled out of a bar."
Monday, April 24- KSI offers to step up to fight Jake Paul if Nate Diaz is arrested
Jake Paul and KSI agree that if he needs a replacement for the Diaz fight, KSI will be on stand by.
Tuesday, April 25 - Nate Diaz calls off fight with Jake Paul
Tuesday, April 25 - Nate Diaz's laywer puts out a statement in his defense
According to a statement from Zach Rosenfield, “Nate’s attorney Walter Becker can confirm that Nate has received word of the arrest warrant and Becker has been in contact with court authorities in New Orleans. Nate’s attorney looks forward to presenting all of the facts about this incident to the District Attorney which clearly demonstrate that a trained fighter named Rodney Petersen aggressively pursued Nate with the intention of engaging him and once doing so, Nate acted entirely in self-defense. No further comment will be made at this time.”
Tuesday, April 25 - Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz press conference announced
Despite earlier tweets, the fight between Paul and Diaz appears to still be on. A pre-fight press conference has been scheduled to take place in Texas on May 9.
Thursday morning, April 27 - Nate Diaz turns himself into police
According to his representative Zach Rosenfield, Diaz is now in custody.
“Nate voluntarily turned himself into the New Orleans Police Department this morning approximately at 7:10AM CT. We continue to look forward to presenting all the evidence and videos that show Nate was acting in self-defense.”
Thursday afternoon, April 27 - Nate Diaz released on bail
Diaz's spokesperson revealed that he had been granted bail and permission to return home to California.
“Bond has been granted and posted with the full permission from the court to resume travel which includes returning to Stockton today. We appreciate how we were treated by the New Orleans Police Department, the court and their staff," Rosenfield said in a statement.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more becomes available.