Clay Guida will not be pressing charges against fellow UFC veteran Nate Diaz after the two were involved in a scuffle this past May during a Combate Americas event in Sacramento, California.
According to a report by MMAjunkie, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Shaun Hampton confirmed that Guida has declined to pursue a misdemeanor battery complaint against Diaz after he allegedly pushed “Carpenter” from behind into a metal guardrail and busted up his lip in the process.
Before his encounter with Diaz, which also involved Guida’s teammate and former Ultimate Fighter standout Tyler Diamond, Guida was aggressively calling for a rematch with the Stockton native from their first meeting back at UFC 94. While it’s unconfirmed that Diaz physically attacked Guida because of his verbal callout two months prior, it certainly didn’t help “Carpenter’s” chances when the two came face-to-face (or face-to-back in this instance).
The incident, which made its way around the Internet in a flash, was followed up by detectives who questioned all parties involved. But with Guida deciding to turn the other cheek and not press charges against Diaz, the case has been closed by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
This news is especially good for Diaz, who is currently scheduled to fight lightweight contender Dustin Poirier at UFC 230 this November in New York City. It will be Diaz’s first fight since losing a majority decision to Conor McGregor back at UFC 202 over two years ago, so he’ll need as much focus as possible to turn in a memorable performance.
That is if Diaz still wants to be part of UFC 230’s co-main event.