Local MMA Fighter Attacks Cops, Paper Misidentifies Him As UFC's Nate Diaz

Sandy Malone

MMA fighter Michael Nates allegedly attacked Miami police officers as soon as they removed his handcuffs on Wednesday.

Miami, FL – A local Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter attacked Miami police officers inside the police station as he was being booked on domestic violence charges on Wednesday morning.

Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina said that 31-year-old Michael Albert Nates attacked the officers as soon as his handcuffs were removed inside the station house, according to the Miami Herald.

“It took quite a few officers to hold him down,” Chief Colina told the Miami Herald.

The chief said that paramedics ended up sedating the suspect and transported him to Jackson Memorial Hospital, The MMA Community reported.

No details were available about the alleged domestic violence arrest that landed Nates in police custody in the first place.

Police have not said if the MMA fighter will face additional charges for his attack on the police officers, The MMA Community reported.

The Miami Herald initially reported that internationally-known UFC champion Nate Diaz was the fighter in the Miami police’s custody.

The newspaper later ran a retraction and correction and blamed their reporting on bad information from law enforcement sources.

But social media has not been very forgiving of the error.

Diaz’s representatives are still furious about the mistake, MMA Fighting reported.

“This is utter nonsense and is irresponsible as it comes,” Zach Rosenfield said. “We are exploring legal action.”

Rosenfeld said Diaz’s team was exploring the potential ramifications for the Miami Herald.

Comments (26)
Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Nate Diaz?! What white person got these 2 confused?

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reverett456117502
reverett456117502

You just don't quit, do you? Always about race isn't it? Gawd you really need to grow up, race shit went out in the 1960's. Give it up, we're all one!

bryantrent
bryantrent

O boy

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

That's Joe Rogan with the real Nate Diaz, in the gif.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Who cares

Chief Deputy
Chief Deputy

News media always gets things wrong. Too big a hurry to get a story out there. They are a bunch of ass-wipes

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

If he is not expelled from the MMA,,,NO Justice was done. He is a danger to Everyone. Examples must be made here

Raymelson
Raymelson

It's a minor mistake an it was corrected asap so what's the big deal here we all make mistakes at some point in time

K-9 319
K-9 319

How about Diaz"s reps getting upset that he attacked Police Officers. Seems like their priority is in the wrong spot.

Thetruthforyoazz
Thetruthforyoazz

How is that?


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