Former UFC star Nate Diaz wanted on charge stemming from incident in New Orleans

New Orleans authorities are searching for former UFC star Nate Diaz after video surfaced of him fighting a man after a boxing event in the city.

Diaz is wanted on one count of second-degree assault, police spokeswoman Karen Boudrie told ESPN. She added that Diaz was not in custody.

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Nate Diaz arrives prior to the ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 279 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 9, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

He was at a Misfits Boxing event to support his friend, Chris Avila. When Diaz arrived on Bourbon Street, the MMA fighter appeared to have an incident with YouTube personality Rodney Petersen, who bears a striking resemblance to Logan Paul.

Boudrie said officers responded to a report of a «large disturbance» early Saturday morning and that a white male appeared to be unconscious. When the man regained consciousness, Boudrie said officers saw him «bleeding from the back of his head.» Paramedics were called to assist him.

«After the investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Nate Diaz,» Boudrie told ESPN. «He has been charged with second degree assault.»

Nate Diaz in Las Vegas in 2023

Nate Diaz attends the UFC 285 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 4, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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Petersen said in a video posted to social media Saturday that he wasn’t sure why Diaz allegedly went after him.

«I don’t know what the hell I did to Nate Diaz,» Petersen said. «But I tell you what, I’m going to knock him out when I know he’s coming. You caught me off guard, mate. What did you think it was, Logan?»

Díaz was caught in an exchange of words prior to the street brawl during the event.

Nate Diaz fights Tony Ferguson

Nate Diaz prepares to fight Tony Ferguson in a welterweight bout during UFC 279 at T-Mobile Arena on September 10, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Diaz also had an incident with Chase DeMoor, a reality star who also fought on the undercard of Misfits. The MMA fighter responded by throwing a water bottle a few rows behind him.

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Diaz is scheduled to fight Logan’s brother, Jake, in a boxing match on August 5.

Fox News’ Ryan Morik contributed to this report.