Nate Diaz posts bond and leaves New Orleans jail

Former UFC superstar Nate Diaz has been released from jail after posting bond. Diaz turned himself over to the authorities after an arrest warrant was issued on Monday, in connection with a video that showed him dealing with a Logan Paul lookalike.

The video went viral on social media and showed Diaz putting Logan Paul look-alike Rodney Peterson to sleep on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. The incident occurredahead of his highly anticipated bout against Jake Paul.

Diaz claims that the incident was an act of self-defense.

According to TMZ, Diaz turned himself over to the New Orleans Police Department and was charged with second-degree felony. The maximum sentence for second-degree battery is eight years in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Diaz’s representative Zach Rosenfield informed that his client was freed after Diaz turned himself over to the police at about 8:10 am ET. Rosenfield expressed gratitude for how the New Orleans Police Department, court, and staff treated Diaz while he was in custody. He also reiterated Diaz’s claim that he was acting in self-defense and said that the evidence and videos will prove his client’s innocence.

Rosenfield stated: “We appreciate how we were treated by the New Orleans Police Department, the court and their staff. We continue to look forward to presenting all the evidence and videos that show Nate was acting in self-defense.”

The arrest warrant was issued two days after the video went viral. Diaz’s attorney Walter Becker responded to the warrant by saying that his client was acting in self-defense. Becker has been in contact with the authorities in New Orleans and is looking forward to presenting all the facts about the incident to the District Attorney.

According to a statement from Rosenfield: “Nate’s attorney Walter Becker can confirm that Nate has received word of the arrest warrant and Becker has been in contact with 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.”