When not suffering under the crushing heel of USADA oversight, Nick Diaz likes to scrap. But presumably not against women – which is what a girlfriend had him arrested for last month.

Since then, the older Diaz brother has been out on bail, saw a minor victory in court, and spoke to TMZ Sports (as you do) briefly about the charge.

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Of course Diaz is going to say he was framed… although it’s worth noting that the judge in the case pointed out the inconsistencies in the accuser’s story.

Here’s TMZ Sports:

Nick Diaz is finally breaking his silence on that domestic violence arrest back in May — telling TMZ Sports, “I was framed.”

The UFC star and his camp had been radio silent about the May 24 incident ever since Nick was arrested for allegedly choking a woman and slamming her to the ground at a Las Vegas home.

He was charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation and faces up to 5 years in prison if convicted.

So, when we saw Nick leaving Tocaya Organica in Los Angeles, we asked if he had a message for his fans. He cracked a smile and said, “I was framed.”

Diaz also talked about his fighting career — telling us he wants to get back in the Octagon next year — with his sights set on fighting Georges St-Pierre.

“I win if he don’t cheat,” Diaz said … “If he don’t miss weight like he did last time.”

Diaz hasn’t fought since 2015 — despite UFC honcho Dana White offering him several fights over the past 3 years.