- 1 Who is Nate Diaz?
- 2 Early Life, Family, Brother, and Education
- 3 Career Beginnings
- 4 Rise to Prominence
- 5 Championship Bouts and Most Recent Career
- 6 Do You Know How Rich Nate Diaz Is?
- 7 Do You Know About Nate Diaz Personal Life, Affair, Girlfriend, Children?
- 8 Nate Diaz’ Brother, Nick Diaz
- 9 Is Nate Diaz On Social Media?
Who is Nate Diaz?
Born Nathan Donald “Nate” Diaz on the 16th April 1985 in Stockton, California USA, he is a professional mixed martial artist, who came to prominence by winning “The Ultimate Fighter 5” series of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2007. Since then, he has won a number of awards and honors, and has defeated such notable mixed martial artists as Conor McGregor, Gray Maynard and others, however, a title in a category still eludes him. He fights primarily in the lightweight division, though he also fought as a welterweight.
Early Life, Family, Brother, and Education
Of Mexican and English ancestry, Nate is the younger brother of Nick Diaz, also a successful mixed martial artist. Nate attended Tokay High School, but he didn’t take much interest in studies, instead focusing on training in martial arts. Alongside his brother, once he was old enough, Nate launched his professional career.
Career BeginningsNate first joined World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), making his debut in October 2004 with a victory over Alejandro Garcia. He compiled a 6-2 record until late 2006, when the WEC was acquired by Zuffa LLC, which at the time was the parent company of the UFC. Thanks to his successful start, Nate was chosen as a contestant for the 5th season of The Ultimate Fighter as a part of Jens Pulver’s team. In the stage round Nate was better than Rob Emerson and continued successfully into the elimination stages, where he defeated Corey Hill, then Gray Maynard before the finals, while in the last match of the tournament, Nate defeated Manvel Gamburyan, and so was crowned champion of The Ultimate Fighter 5.
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) September 8, 2015
Rise to ProminenceNate’s name subsequently resounded in octagons, as he signed a contract with the UFC. He fought his first match against Junior Assunção, whom Nate defeated after only four minutes and ten seconds. He continued lining up victories against such mixed martial artists as Alvin Robinson, Kurt Pellegrino and Josh Neer – he received Submission of the Night honors after defeating Alvin and Kurt by triangle choke while following the victory against Josh Neer, their fight was named Fight of the Night. His first defeat happened at UFC 94 in January 2009, against Clay Guida, though by split decision. He suffered another loss, this time to former King of the Cage Welterweight Champion Joe Stevenson, but bounced back with a victory against Melvin Guillard. This was Nate’s 11th victory in his career already, making him a star mixed martial artist.
Championship Bouts and Most Recent Career
Nate continued with impressive performances in the octagon, defeating such fighters as Donald Cerrone, Jim Miller and others, but was yet without a title match. That all changed in December 2012, when he was given the chance to fight for the UFC Lightweight Championship against Benson Henderson, in a match televised on Fox 5 in a pay per view event. Unfortunately, Nate lost the match by a unanimous decision, and since then Nate has been in mixed form, winning only three fights, while losing six. However, he defeated Connor McGregor in a March 2016 fight, which has been regarded a Performance of the Night, Fight of the Night, and Submission of the Year. He hasn’t made a single appearance following the rematch against McGregor in August 2016, which Nate lost by decision. Nate now runs a Brazilian jiu-jitsu school in Lodi, California with his brother Nick.
Do You Know How Rich Nate Diaz Is?
You are probably wondering how rich Nate Diaz is, considering his massive success as a mixed martial artist. Well, according to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Nate’s net worth is as high as $5 million – pretty decent don’t you think?
There is no doubt that his wealth will increase further if he goes back to the octagon anytime soon, as his pay-per-view matches are now paying more than $5 million. In his last pay-per-view match, Nate earned $7 million, which indicates that his wealth may actually be rather more than that!
Do You Know About Nate Diaz Personal Life, Affair, Girlfriend, Children?
When it comes to the personal life of this successful mixed martial artist, he hasn’t been very sharing with it. He has kept his most intimate details for himself, though, the media has most recently discovered that he has a girlfriend, and a daughter born on the 20th June 2018. Other details in regards to his personal life remain unknown in the media.
Nate Diaz’ Brother, Nick Diaz
Now that we have covered all the most important details let’s share a few facts about his brother Nick. Born Nicholas Robert Diaz on the 2nd August 1983, he is a professional mixed martial artist as well. Nick is the more successful Diaz as he was the welterweight champion in Strikeforce and WEC as well. He won the Strikeforce Welterweight title in 2010, after defeating Marius Žaromskis, while back in 2003, Nick won the WEC Welterweight Championship by defeating Joe Hurly. Nick hasn’t fought since 2015, and has a record of 26 wins and nine losses. He was banned from fighting because he failed to report his whereabouts to US Anti-D0ping Association in 2016; his ban started on the 9th April 2017 and was active until the 9th April 2018. His wealth is $7 million.
Is Nate Diaz On Social Media?
Nate Diaz can be found on such social media platforms as Instagram and Facebook. His total fan base is close to three million people, who have enjoyed daily posts by Nate from his workout sessions, but also daily life. His official Instagram page has more than two million followers, while on Facebook, Nate has over 750,000 fans. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this MMA legend, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to become one.