Sgt. Shaun Hampton today told MMAjunkie that an officer showed up and took a misdemeanor battery report at the event, “Combate Americas: Mexico vs. USA,” which took place at McClellan Conference Center in McClellan, Calif. Hampton named Guida as the alleged victim and Diaz as the alleged suspect in the incident.
Guida’s manager, John Fosco, confirmed the UFC vet filed a police report after the incident, which was touched off when Diaz allegedly shoved him from behind without warning, sending him into a metal guardrail. Guida suffered a cut lip and was bloodied as a result.
Word of the incident spread quickly on social media, with Guida’s training partner Tyler Diamond alleging Diaz slapped him when he stepped in to deescalate the situation after the shove.
“You slap like a (expletive) @NateDiaz209!” Diamond wrote (via Twitter).
MMAFighting.com first reported the alleged incident. MMAjunkie was unable to reach Diaz for comment on the matter.
Hampton told MMAjunkie that the police report will be assigned to a detective, who will then decide whether there’s probable cause to send an arrest warrant request to the district attorney’s office. The DA will then decide whether or not to issue the warrant.
Hampton said the initial stages of the investigation, including interviews of witnesses and alleged suspects, could take several weeks.
Although Guida (34-17 MMA, 14-11 UFC) is booked to face Bobby Green next month at UFC 225, he has been campaigning on social media to face Diaz (24-8-1 MMA, 5-3-1 UFC). In one message sent the night before the event, he used an expletive to describe Diaz (19-11 MMA, 14-9 UFC), who’s currently negotiating a new UFC deal, and called for a rematch of their 2009 UFC fight, which he won via decision.
“When you sign on that dotted line, before you get in the cage, make sure you get real, real high this time, so when I spike you on your head (and) put you in a full nelson like last time, you won’t feel a thing,” Guida said. “See you in Chicago, homie.”
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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