Who’s Nate Diaz?
Nathan Donald Diaz was born on 16 April 1985, in Stockton, California USA, of part-English in addition to Mexican descent, and is knowledgeable combined martial artist, finest recognized for preventing underneath the banner of the Final Combating Championship (UFC). Previous to signing with UFC, he competed with different organizations reminiscent of Strikeforce and World Excessive Cagefighting (WEC). He’s the winner of “The Final Fighter 5”, and is within the prime 10 in UFC light-weight rankings. He holds the document for highest UFC pay per view purchase charge, together with Conor McGregor.
The Web Price of Nate Diaz
How wealthy is Nate Diaz? As of late-2018, sources inform us of a web value that’s at $2 million, earned by a profitable profession in combined martial arts. He’s had notable victories over many different excessive profile fighters, and as he continues his profession, it’s anticipated that his wealth can even proceed to extend.
Early Life and Early Profession
Nate grew up in Stockton, and on the age of 11 developed a powerful curiosity in martial arts, and began coaching together with his brother Nick Diaz, who would additionally turn out to be knowledgeable combined martial arts fightert. He attended Tokay Excessive Faculty, and after matriculating centered on his skilled preventing profession. Firstly he competed primarily for WEC, and would battle for the WEC Light-weight Championship throughout “WEC 24”, a combat in opposition to Hermes Franca which he misplaced through submission through the second spherical. He then transitioned to the UFC, and made his debut as a contestant for “The Final Fighter 5”, which solely featured light-weight fighters, and he grew to become part of Jens Pulver’s crew – the fact tv present has 16 potential fighters who prepare and combat in hopes of being awarded a six determine UFC contract. He would combat in opposition to Rob Emerson, Corey Hill, and Grey Maynerd earlier than reaching the finals the place he fought Manvel Gamburyan, and gained through the second spherical through submission, after Gamburyan was pressured to faucet out as a result of dislocation of his proper shoulder after making an attempt a takedown. so Diaz grew to become the winner of the competitors.
UFC Profession Beginnings
After Diaz gained his first two fights within the UFC, he was matched in opposition to Kurt Pellegrino at “UFC Combat Evening 13”, which he gained through the second spherical by a triangle choke submission, and adopted up his victory with a cut up choice win in opposition to Josh Neer in “UFC Combat Evening 15”. In 2009, he fought Champion Clay Guida, a former Strikeforce Light-weight, however misplaced on a cut up choice, being taken down by his enemy’s wrestling strategies a number of occasions. This was his first loss, and in addition his pay per view debut. His subsequent combat could be in opposition to Joe Stevenson at “The Final Fighter 9” finale, which he misplaced through unanimous choice as he was unable to do something important through the combat.
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He bounced again with a victory in opposition to Melvin Guillard in a detailed combat during which he was knocked down earlier than he was in a position to do a modified guillotine choke that led to his victory. In 2010, he misplaced in opposition to South Korean Dong Hyun Kim as he was too late to make a rally to do him any good on the decide’s rating playing cards. He additionally misplaced in opposition to Rory MacDonald in “UFC 129”, earlier than defeating Takanori Gomi – a former PRIDE Light-weight Champion – throughout “UFC 135”, successful through an armbar submission.
Nate would present important enhancements over the subsequent few fights, successful in opposition to Donald Cerrone in what was thought-about among the best performances of his profession, touchdown 82% of the strikes he threw. In 2012, he obtained his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Cesar Gracie, earlier than preventing fellow black belt Jim Miller which Nate gained utilizing a rolling guillotine choke; it was the primary time that Miller had been stopped in his MMA profession. This win led him to compete for the UFC Light-weight Championship in opposition to Benson Henderson, which he misplaced in a one-sided bout.
In 2013, he misplaced in opposition to former Strikeforce Light-weight Champion Josh Thomson through a TKO, his brother Nick having to bodily throw a towel into the octagon to sign the referee to finish the combat. Nate was suspended for 90 days following a homophobic slur on-line, however returned later within the yr to win in opposition to Grey Maynard. Afterwards he grew to become inactive and was faraway from the light-weight rankings, taking a self-imposed hiatus for a yr. His return led to a combat in opposition to Rafael Don Anjos which he misplaced, and it regarded like he wasn’t motivated for a lot of the combat.
Diaz sat out once more for a yr, and returned in 2015 to face Michael Johnson which he gained through unanimous choice in what was thought-about the Combat of the Evening. He was then billed as a substitute to face Conor McGregor in UFC 196, and even with simply 11 days’ discover, he gained the combat through submission through the second spherical. His victory led him to second place in all time submission victories within the UFC behind Royce Gracie. They set a rematch in UFC 200, however it was later rescheduled for UFC 202, which Diaz misplaced through majority choice.
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The post-fight convention brought on a little bit of challenge as he was caught smoking Cannabidiol (CBD) in a vape pen a couple of hours after the combat which was not sanctioned. USADA modified their guidelines concerning the topic quickly after, as CBD just isn’t a efficiency enhancing drug. He would take day off for an additional two years, and it was anticipated that he would he a co-headliner of UFC 230 in opposition to Dustin Poirier, however his opponent pulled out as a result of harm and the combat was cancelled.
For his private life, it’s recognized that Nate is in a relationship and has a daughter from that relationship although he doesn’t share loads of particulars about his associate and their daughter. He is among the few skilled combined martial artists who’re vegans. He runs a Brazilian jiu-jitsu faculty in Lodi, California alongside his brother, and each of them are advocates of hashish. Nick Diaz is a former welterweight champion for each Strikeforce and WEC, additionally competing within the UFC.