Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz

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Nate Diaz is a professional mixed martial artist and UFC fighter from the United States of America. Nate Diaz is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is an active member of the roster.

Early Life

Nate Diaz was born in Stockton, California, the United States on April 16, 1985. Nate’s zodiac sign is Aries and he is currently 36 years old. His real birth name is Nathan Donald Diaz. Nate holds American nationality and belongs to the English and Mexican ethnicity. Nate’s mother’s name is Melissa but his father’s identity is not available.

He has a brother named Nick and a sister named Nina. Nate’s mother Melissa raised the three siblings. Nate’s father was not around with them while growing up. Moreover, his brother Nick is also a mixed martial artist. He started training mixed martial arts at the age of 11 with his brother Nick Diaz.

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Caption: Nate Diaz’s childhood photo with his mother Melissa and brother Nick (Source: Instagram)

Nate Diaz studied at Tokay High School in Lodi, California, the United States. Besides that, there are no further pieces of information about Nate’s other academic achievements.

Professional life

Nate Diaz started to compete for World Extreme Cagefighting(WEC) before joining the UFC. He fought against then-champion Hermes Franca for the WEC Lightweight Championship at WEC 24 in 2006. However, Nate lost the match by submission in the second round of the fight. After this event, Zuffia, LLC’s parent company of the UFC acquired the WEC. Nate joined as a contestant in The Ultimate Fighter 5 and fought under Jen’s Pulver team.

He defeated Rob Emerson in the preliminary round by submission. Nate defeated his fellow Team Pulver teammate by triangle choke submission in the first round in the quarterfinals. Moreover, Nate defeated Gray Maynard from Team Penn in the semifinals by submission and earned a place in the final against Manvel Gamburyan.

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Caption: Nate Diaz’s promotional photo for the fight against Leon Edwards at UFC 263 (Source: Instagram)

Nate lost the first round of the match but won the title after defeating Manvel by submission. Manvel tapped out due to the dislocation on his right shoulder while attempting a takedown in the second round. After the win in the final match, Nate became the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 5. In 2008, Nate defeated Alvin Robinson, Junior Assuncao, Kurt Pellegrino, and veteran Josh Neer.

He suffered his first loss in the UFC against the former Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Clay Guida at UFC 94 in 2009. Moreover, Nate lost the match at the end via a split decision. Besides that, Nate also lost to fellow Ultimate Fighter winner and former King of the Cage Welterweight Champion Joe Steveson at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale.

Nate was billed to Melvin Guillard at UFC Fight Night 19 following his two consecutive losses. Nate was knocked down by a right hook seconds into the fight but recovered quickly and displayed a glorious fight rest of the fight. Moreover, Melvin lost to Nate via a submission.

Moving UP

Nate lost three fights out of four fights and decided to move up in the weight to 170 lb to fight in Welterweight. He made his Welterweight debut against Miletich Fighting Systems product and striking specialist Rory Markham at UFC 111 on March 27, 2010. However, the fight was changed into a Catchweight fight after Nate weighed in at the Welterweight limit at 171 and Rory weighed in at 177. Nate won the fight by TKO in the first round of the fight.

He fought against former professional boxer Marcus Davis on August 28, 2010, in the Welterweight at UFC 118. Nate won the fight when he choked Marcus unconscious with a guillotine choke.  He decided to move back to the lightweight division after his consecutive loss against South Korean fighter Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 125 and Rory MacDonald at UFC 129. Nate defeated Takanori Gomi at UFC 135 and earned Submission of the Night Honors. In 2012, Nate received his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Cesar Gracie after several years of training. His most popular fight is against Conor McGregor at UFC 196 on March 5, 2016.

Moreover, Nate won the fight via submission in the second round. Conor and Nate fought in a rematch at  UFC 202 where Nate lost the fight via majority decision. In his latest match, Nate lost against Leon Edwards via unanimous decision at UFC 263. In his mixed martial art career, Nate has 20 wins and 13 losses in 33 fights.

Achievements and Net Worth

Throughout his mixed martial art career, Nate has won various awards and honors. Nate won The Ultimate Fighter 5 after defeating Manvel Gamburyan in the final. He has been honored by Fight of the Night 8 times, Knockout of the Night 1 time, Performance of the Night 1 time, and Submission of the Night 5 times. MMAJunkie listed Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz’s fight as Fight of the Month in March and the rematch between Conor and Nate in August of 2016.

In 2019, MMAJunkie again listed Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal as Fight of the Month in November. World MMA Awards listed Nate and Conor fight for the Submission of the Year and Wrestling Observer Newsletter listed the fight as Feud of the Year in 2016.

Nate Diaz has made a huge amount of money from his career as a professional mixed martial artist. The estimated net worth of Nate Diaz is $8 million US dollars.

Relationship Status

Nate Diaz is dating Misty Brown and the couple has a daughter named Nikayla. Moreover, Nate and Misty started dating each other in 2012 and have been together for around 9 years. Besides that, there is no more information regarding Nate Diaz’s previous relationship.

Talking about Nate Diaz’s rumors and controversy, he failed a drug test before his fight against Jorge Masvidal at  UFC 244. Nate and Conor had a huge argument and faceoffs before their fights but we can assume it is just a promotional stunt. Besides that, there are no other rumors and controversies about Nate Diaz.

Body Measurement and Social media

Nate Diaz stands at 6 feet tall and weighs 77 Kg. Nate has brown eyes and light brown hair. Moreover, Nate chest measure 40 inches, waist at 31 inches, and biceps at 15 inches.

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Caption: Nate Diaz body measurement (Source: Instagram)

Nate Diaz is pretty active on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. His official Instagram account @natediaz209 has over 5 million followers. Nate has over 2.1 million followers on Facebook and over 1.7 million followers on Twitter.