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Report: Nick Diaz Arrested In California On Suspicion Of DUI, Other Charges

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Nick Diaz, who announced his return to the UFC earlier this year by signing a multi-fight contract and an agreement to meet Anderson Silva in 2015, was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The Lodi News is reporting that Diaz was also booked on obstructing a police officer, destruction of evidence and driving with a suspended license.

Diaz was arrested on September 6 at 2:20 a.m., according to Sgt. Mike Kermgard of the Lodi Police Department. The arraignment for Diaz should be held 21 days after his arrest.

The 31-year-old Stockton-native has not competed since March of last year when he lost via decision to then-UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Diaz was suspended prior to that following a failed drug test, which came after a 2012 loss to Carlos Condit for the interim title.

Diaz is a former Strikeforce champion. The UFC has yet to publicly say anything regarding this matter, or if it will cause a change in the planned UFC 183 main event with Silva.

UPDATE: The UFC released a statement regarding Diaz, saying “We are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering the facts. We understand that there is a legal process that will now take place and that Nick Diaz will have the opportunity to address the situation in the near future.

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