Nate Diaz is a professional mixed martial artist and UFC fighter from the United States of America. Nate Diaz is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is an active member of the roster.
Nate Diaz was born in Stockton, California, United States 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 is of American nationality and is of English and Mexican ethnicity. Nate’s mother’s name is Melissa, but his father’s identity is unknown.
He has a brother named Nick and a sister named Nina. Nate’s mother, Melissa, raised the three siblings. Nate’s father was not with them during his childhood. His brother Nick is also a mixed martial artist. He began training mixed martial arts at age 11 with his brother, Nick Diaz.
Nate Diaz studied at Tokay High School in Lodi, California, USA. Beyond that, there is no further information about Nate’s other academic achievements.
Nate Diaz started competing for World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) before joining the UFC. He fought then-champion Hermes Franca at WEC 24 in 2006 for the WEC Lightweight Championship. However, Nate lost the match via submission in the second round of the fight. After this event, the UFC’s parent company acquired the WEC from Zuffia, LLC. Nate joined The Ultimate Fighter 5 as a contestant and fought under Jen’s Pulver team.
He defeated Rob Emerson by submission in the preliminary round. Nate defeated his Team Pulver teammate by triangle choke submission in the first round of the Quarterfinals. Also, Nate Gray defeated Team Penn’s Maynard by submission in the semifinals and secured a place in the finals against Manvel Gamburyan.
Nate lost the first round of the game but won the title after defeating Manvel by submission. Manvel knocked out due to the dislocation on his right shoulder while attempting a takedown in the second round. After winning 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.
His first loss in the UFC came at UFC 94 in 2009 against former Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Clay Guida. Additionally, Nate lost the match via split decision. Also, Nate lost to fellow Ultimate Fighter winner and former King of the Cage World Welterweight Champion, Joe Steveson, in The Ultimate Fighter 9 finale.
Nate was billed to Melvin Guillard at UFC Fight Night 19 after his two straight losses. Nate was knocked down by a right hook seconds into the fight but recovered quickly and put up a glorious remainder of the fight. Melvin also lost to Nate by submission.
Nate lost three out of four fights and decided to go up in weight to 170 pounds to fight at welterweight. On March 27, 2010, he made his welterweight debut at UFC 111 against the product of Miletich Fighting Systems and punching specialist Rory Markham. However, the fight was converted to a catchweight fight after Nate weighed in at the welterweight limit at 171 and Rory at 177. Nate won the fight by TKO in the first round of the fight.
He fought former professional boxer Marcus Davis on August 28, 2010 at UFC 118 at welterweight. Nate won the fight when he choked Marcus unconscious with a guillotine choke. After his back-to-back losses to South Korean fighter Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 125 and Rory MacDonald at UFC 129, he decided to return to the lightweight division. Nate defeated Takanori Gomi at UFC 135 and received the Submission of the Night Honors. In 2012, after several years of training, Nate received his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt from Cesar Gracie. His most popular fight is against Conor McGregor at UFC 196 on March 5, 2016.
Additionally, 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 last match, Nate lost to Leon Edwards by unanimous decision at UFC 263. In his mixed martial arts career, Nate has a record of 20 wins and 13 losses in 33 bouts.
achievements and fortune
During his mixed martial arts career, Nate has won various awards and honors. Nate won The Ultimate Fighter 5 after defeating Manvel Gamburyan in the finals. He was honored 8 times by Fight of the Night, 1 time by Knockout of the Night, 1 time by Performance of the Night, and 5 times by Submission of the Night. MMAJunkie listed the fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz as March’s fight of the month and the rematch between Conor and Nate in August 2016.
In 2019, MMAJunkie again listed Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal as Fight of the Month in November. At the World MMA Awards, Nate and Conor battle it out for submission of the year and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter lists the fight as Feud of the Year 2016.
Nate Diaz has made a lot of money from his career as a professional mixed martial artist. The estimated net worth by Nate Diaz is $8 million.
Nate Diaz is dating Misty brown and the couple have a daughter named Nikayla. Also, Nate and Misty started dating in 2012 and have been together for about 9 years. Other than that, there is no other information about Nate Diaz’s past relationship.
Speaking of 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’s just a publicity stunt. Other than that, there are no other rumors and controversies about Nate Diaz.
body measurement and social media
Nate Diaz is in line 6 feet tall and weighs 77 kg. Nate has brown eyes and light brown hair. Additionally, Nate’s chest measures 40 inches, waist is 31 inches, and biceps are 15 inches.
Nate Diaz is quite 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.