Nick Diaz Stopped by Police but Not Arrested, 2 Other Passengers Detained

Damon MartinContributor IMarch 18, 2013


UFC welterweight Nick Diaz took to Twitter late Sunday night revealing that he and some friends had been at least stopped by local police for some unknown reason.

Diaz stated at the time, "f—k they got us," but just minutes later, the tweet disappeared along with the picture.  He did manage to post another picture to his Instagram account, which still remains with the caption: "We lost Alix and Vic."

Now, less than 24-hours later, there is clarity on the situation and Diaz was not actually arrested or detained by police, but apparently, others in the car with him were taken into custody.

Sergeant David Moranz of the Citrus Heights Police Department confirmed to Bleacher Report on Monday after an initial report from that Diaz was a passenger in a car that was stopped around 11 p.m. PT after it traveled the wrong way down a one-way street. Moranz stated that Diaz was not the driver of the vehicle, only a passenger.

The driver of the car had his license checked and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant was found on his record and he was arrested at the scene.  A second occupant in the car was found to have concentrated cannabis in their possession, and police also arrested that person as well.

Diaz, however, was not in any trouble and had no past incidents on his record that caused police to detain him any further.

According to the police, Diaz was very cooperative and complicit with their requests while they conducted their investigation, and he was released at the scene after the accompanying arrests were made.

The area of Citrus Heights, Calif. is about an hour north of Diaz's home area of Stockton and Lodi, where he lives and trains out of Cesar Gracie's Jiu-Jitsu.

Diaz returned home on Sunday after suffering a unanimous decision loss to welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in Montreal at UFC 158.

While he avoided legal trouble on Sunday, Diaz could create more issues for himself after revealing on Saturday night during the UFC 158 post-fight press conference that he's never paid taxes. That issue could absolutely swing back around and hit Diaz with a lengthy legal battle if those statements are actually true.


Damon Martin is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report.