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Grand Jury refuses to indict Nick Diaz in domestic violence case, prosecutors move forward anyway

Nick Diaz
Nick Diaz
Esther Lin

The Clark County district attorney’s office believes it has a pretty solid case against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight veteran Nick Diaz, which is probably why it plans to move forward with his recently-expanded domestic violence case, despite the fact that a grand jury refused to indict the embattled slugger on Tuesday.

“They couldn’t convince 12 jurors, and now they’re basically disregarding what the jury said,” attorney Ross Goodman told Las Vegas Review-Journal. “We’re telling those grand jurors, ‘We don’t really care what you decide.’”

Diaz was arrested back on May 24 after allegedly injuring a female acquaintance (see his mugshot here). He was arrested and initially charged with felony domestic battery, but later released on $18,000 bond. UFC froze his contract and will not take any action until the legal process is complete, stressing its code of conduct while also citing the right to due process (read the full statement here).

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 30, which will determine if Diaz goes to trial or has his case dismissed.

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