Nathan Donald “Nate” Diaz (born April 16, 1985) is a retired American mixed martial artist. He is a former two-division UFC champion, having won the Lightweight and Welterweight titles.
Nate Diaz Early Life:
Nate Diaz was born in Stockton, California, United States. He attended Tokay High School in Lodi, California, where he wrestled and played football. He has two older sisters, Arianne and Nina. His father is Mexican-American, while his mother is of English descent. Diaz began training in karate and jiu-jitsu at 11 with Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Lodi.
Nate Diaz Family:
Diaz is the son of a Mexican-American father and an English mother. He has 1 older sister and brother , Nina and Nick. Diaz began training in karate and jiu-jitsu at 11 with Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Lodi.
Nate Diaz Education:
Diaz attended Tokay High School in Lodi, California, where he wrestled and played football.
Nate Diaz Personal Life:
Diaz was in a relationship with Misty Brown, and the couple had a son together.
Nate Diaz Astrology Sign:
Nate Diaz is an Aries. The Aries zodiac sign represents new beginnings and is associated with the element of fire. Those born under the Aries sign are courageous, determined, confident, and enthusiastic. Aries is a cardinal sign, meaning those born under this sign are natural leaders.
Nate Diaz Physical stats:
Diaz is 5 feet 10 inches tall and reaches 76 inches. He fights in the lightweight division, which has a weight limit of 155 pounds.
Nate Diaz Career:
Diaz began his MMA career in 2004 and had compiled a record of 12-2 by 2009. He made his UFC debut in 2007 and won The Ultimate Fighter 5 tournament the following year. Diaz became the interim UFC Lightweight Champion in 2012 after defeating Benson Henderson. He lost the title when Anthony Pettis defeated him in 2013.
Diaz then moved to the welterweight division and defeated Robbie Lawler to become the UFC Welterweight Champion in 2016. He lost the title when Jorge Masvidal defeated him in 2019. Diaz retired from MMA after his loss to Masvidal.
Nate Diaz Felt Bad For Li Jingliang And Dopest Suit
Nate Diaz was unhappy with the decision to stop his fight against Li Jingliang. He took to social media to share his thoughts on the matter.
“I felt bad for him and that dopest suit,” Diaz wrote. “He was coming forward and throwing bombs. I think the ref could have let it go a little longer.”
Li also stated the matter, saying that he was “disappointed” with the decision but respected the referee’s decision.
“I want to thank Nate Diaz for taking this fight on short notice,” Li said. “I was coming forward and throwing bombs, and I think the ref could have let it go a little longer. I respect his decision and look forward to returning to the Octagon soon.”
This was Diaz’s first fight since August of 2016, and it is unclear what his plans are. It is also unclear yet if he will face any disciplinary action from the UFC for his comments on social media.
Nate Diaz Awards And Nominations:
Diaz has been nominated for several awards, including MMAjunkie.com’s “Breakthrough Fighter of the Year” (2009) and “Fight of the Year” (2013), and Sherdog’s “Beatdown of the Year” (2009).
Diaz supports cannabis legalization and has partnered with the Weedmaps app to raise money for marijuana legalization efforts.
Nate Diaz Controversy:
Diaz has been involved in several controversial incidents. In 2009, he and his brother Nick Diaz were involved in a brawl with Joe Riggs outside of their hospital rooms after Riggs had made derogatory comments about Cesar Gracie. In 2012, Diaz was suspended for testing positive for marijuana metabolites. In 2015, Diaz was involved in a backstage altercation with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
In 2012, Diaz was arrested for DUI. In 2019, he was charged with serious battery after allegedly punching a man taking pictures of him at a Las Vegas casino.
Nate Diaz Net Worth:
Nate Diaz’s net worth is estimated to be $8 million. . He has earned his wealth through his successful career as a mixed martial artist. He has competed in the UFC’s lightweight and welterweight divisions and is currently signed to the promotion.
Nate Diaz Social Media Presence:
Diaz is active on social media and has over 5.6 million followers on Instagram @natediaz209. He frequently posts about his training and MMA fights. Diaz also has a YouTube channel, NateDiaz with over 276 K subscribers.