Arrest Warrant Issued For Nate Diaz In New Orleans After Choking Out Logan Paul Lookalike

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Nate Diaz’s long-awaited fight with Jake Paul may now have to wait even longer.

Diaz and Paul finally agreed to settle their longstanding beef in a boxing match scheduled for August 5 in Dallas at the American Airlines Center.

Paul is hoping to bounce back from his first career loss to Tommy Fury. While Diaz is taking his first boxing match since leaving the UFC.

But now that plan may have hit a snag.

Diaz went viral over the weekend when a video emerged of him appearing to choke out a man outside of a bar on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

The man in question turned out to be Logan Paul impersonator Rodney Peterson. Peterson spoke out following the incident.

“I don’t know what the hell I did to Nate Diaz,” he said. “I’m telling you what. I’m going to knock him the f*** out when I know it’s coming.

“You caught me off guard, dude. What did you think I was Logan [Paul]?”

The video doesn’t show what preceded the incident. But it does show Peterson approach Diaz with his hands up apparently trying to calm the situation.

Clearly, that did not change Diaz’s mind.

Now it appears that Diaz will have to pay for his alleged crime.

MMA Fighting’s Steven Marrocco reports that the New Orleans Police Department issued an arrest warrant for Diaz on a charge of second-degree battery.

According to Louisiana law, “Whoever commits the crime of second degree battery shall be fined not more than two thousand dollars or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than eight years, or both. At least eighteen months of the sentence imposed shall be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence if the offender knew or should have known that the victim is an active member of the United States Armed Forces or is a disabled veteran and the second degree battery was committed because of that status.”

So it appears Diaz has some other issues ahead of him before he worries about fighting Jake Paul.