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UFC welterweight Nick Diaz headed to jail following settlement in DUI arrests

The good news is, he'll be out in just 24 hours.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Nick Diaz ran afoul of the law following his arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) -- among other things -- last September in Lodi, Calif., resulting in the greatest mugshot of all time (see it).

Diaz was picked up in the wee hours of Sept. 6, 2014, and in addition to his DUI charge, was also booked for obstructing a police officer, destroying evidence, and driving with a suspended license.

But hey, it's all good in the 209.

From TMZ Sports:

Diaz was facing real jail time if convicted in both cases -- but struck a sweet plea deal with prosecutors in which he pled no contest to DUI with .08 or higher, and in exchange 3 charges were thrown out ... including the second DUI. He was sentenced to 2 days in jail -- and gets credit for 1 day served ... so he'll be a free man in no time.

If only he was that lucky when it came to Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), who is unlikely to settle for a one-day suspension after yet another failed drug test (more on that here).

Diaz, 31, will likely do his quick trip to the clink after his follow-up court hearing later this month, and was also hit with three years of informal probation and must complete a DUI educational course in order to avoid harsher penalties.

The Stockton slugger hasn't been seen since dropping a unanimous decision to Anderson Silva back in January.

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