Nick Diaz gets jail time for two separate DUI charges
UFC welterweight Nick Diaz will spend a day in jail after cutting a deal with prosecutors in California stemming from two separate DUI cases involving the former title contender.
Diaz was stopped and charged with separate incidents of driving under the influence in 2013 and 2014, but the cases were finally settled just recently.
According to a report from TMZ.com, Diaz’s attorneys struck a deal with prosecutors that reduced the pending charges to a plea of no contest to a DUI testing at .08 or higher in exchange for dropping three other charges.
One of those charges was the additional DUI.
Diaz was sentenced to two days in jail with credit being given to the fighter for one day already served.
Following the plea deal, Diaz will now serve a day in jail and he’s expected to surrender to authorities later this month following his next hearing to serve his time.
As for his fight career, Diaz is still awaiting another day in court (so to speak) as he will appear before the Nevada State Athletic Commission to deal with a positive drug test for marijuana following his fight with Anderson Silva in January.
Diaz has twice been popped for marijuana in Nevada previously with his last positive result earning him a one year suspension from the sport. Diaz is still awaiting a date for his appearance before the commission to determine his possible punishment from this latest infraction.