Nathan Donald Diaz is an American professional mixed martial artist, currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Nate Diaz : Age | Next fight | Ranking | Net worth
Prior to his official MMA career, Diaz competed in a bare knuckle MMA fight against Robert Limon on July 20th, 2002, at the age of 17.
Footage has since emerged of the fight and it is believed to be his first competitive experience.
Upon making his official professional MMA debut, Diaz competed mainly for World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC).
In 2006, at WEC 24, he fought for the WEC Lightweight Championship against then-champion Hermes França, losing by submission in the second round.
This was the last event held by WEC before it was acquired by Zuffa, LLC, then parent company of the UFC.
Nate Diaz age
Nathan Donald Diaz (born April 16, 1985) is an American professional mixed martial artist, currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
|Born||Nathan Donald Diaz
April 16, 1985
Stockton, California, U.S.
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Division||Lightweight (2004–2010, 2011–2015)
Welterweight (2010–2011, 2016–present)
|Reach||76 in (193 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Stockton, California|
|Team||Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu|
Before signing with the UFC, Diaz competed in World Extreme Cagefighting, Strikeforce, and Pancrase.
He has been in the UFC since winning The Ultimate Fighter 5. Diaz is tied with Joe Lauzon for the third most UFC bonus awards, with 15 in total.
Diaz is the younger brother of former Strikeforce, WEC, and IFC welterweight champion, Nick Diaz.
Nate Diaz next fight
Nate Diaz says he never asked to fight Khamzat Chimaev and insists he has no interest in facing the Swedish welterweight in the main event of UFC 279.
Diaz will go head-to-head with Chimaev on September 10 in Las Vegas before he retires from the production for good following the expiration of his contract.
Diaz – who is nine years older than Chimaev – insists the pressure is on the undefeated star and insists he is doing UFC a favour by taking the fight.
Many fans believe the UFC have deliberately matched Diaz with undefeated Chimaev as a result of his ongoing dispute with Dana White.
The 37-year-old fighter called out White for ‘holding him hostage’ after announcing his desire to retire from the production.
Diaz said White was refusing to arrange the final fight of his deal to prevent him from leaving UFC.
The UFC’s ranking system has been used for a number of years now to decide which fighters are in contention for a UFC title, and which fighters are sliding down the ladder after a loss.
The UFC rankings are undoubtedly an important tool, but for the fans, they’re not as much of a big deal when it comes to deciding fighter popularity.
Nick Diaz is not just one of the most popular fighters in the UFC right now, it’s arguable that the Stockton native is one of the most popular fighters in UFC history, period.
Diaz’s UFC record isn’t actually all that impressive. Across two stints with the promotion, he’s gone 7-6-1, although it must be noted that he’s also fought some of the greatest fighters of all time – names like Georges St-Pierre and BJ Penn.
But despite an abrasive, devil-may-care personality, UFC fans simply adore Diaz. His name never seems too far from the news, and whenever he’s linked with a fight in the octagon, the entire internet seems to light up with excitement.
Despite preparing for a fight with former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 266, Diaz remains unranked by the promotion right now.
Nate Diaz is a professional mixed martial artist signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Nate Diaz has a net worth of $8 million.
|Net Worth:||$8 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Apr 16, 1985 (37 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Profession:||Mixed Martial Artist|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
It has been reported that Nate’s fee for showing up to the Conor McGregor fight was $2 million.
He earned $250,000 from a Reebok sponsorship and $50,000 for the fight of the night bonus and $150,000 to show up to an after party. Most importantly he earned a cut of PPV revenue.
His share of the PPV ended up at $10.5 million. Total it all up and Nate earned $13 million from the night. Conor earned $15 million.