Two men were arrested in Arnold on Wednesday afternoon after police responded to reports of two men fighting in the street.
The incident happened in Front Street, Arnold, at about 1.50pm.
The road was closed at the time and buses were also diverted while investigations took place.
A spokesmans for Nottinghamshire Police said: “A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated actual bodily harm and a 59-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray. Both men remain in custody. Enquiries are ongoing.