The Ultimate Fighting Championship has signed with Nate Diaz, a professional mixed martial artist. Before winning the fifth season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” he had previously competed in World Extreme Cagefighting, Pancrase, and Strikeforce. With 15 total UFC bonus awards, Diaz shares a tie for third place with Joe Lauzon. Diaz is Nick Diaz’s younger brother, a current UFC fighter and former welterweight champion.
Nate Diaz Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $8 million|
|Full Name Nathan Donald Diaz|
|Birth Date April 16, 1985|
|Age 37 Years|
|Birthplace Stockton, California|
|Profession Mixed Martial Artist|
|Wife Misty Brown|
Nate Diaz Early Life
Nate Diaz was born to a Mexican-American family on April 16, 1985, in Stockton, California. He started learning martial arts at the age of 11 with his older brother Nick. Diaz attended Tokay High School in Lodi, California when he was a teenager. Diaz started out as a professional fighter, primarily competing for World Extreme Cagefighting. In his 2004 debut, he defeated Alejandro Garcia and prevailed. He lost to Hermes França in the second round of a bout for the WEC Lightweight Championship two years later.
Nate Diaz Career Beginnings
On the fifth season of the reality television program “The Ultimate Fighter” in 2007, Diaz made his UFC debut. Only lightweights competed throughout the season, and Diaz was a member of Jens Pulver’s team. Diaz defeated Rob Emerson in the first round and Gray Maynard in the quarterfinals. In the championship match against Manvel Gamburyan, he prevailed via submission after Gamburyan was forced to tap out due to an injury.
Nate Diaz Success
Diaz enjoyed early success in the UFC after winning “The Ultimate Fighter,” winning matches over opponents like Alvin Robinson and Junior Assunço. But he insisted on fighting more difficult opponents, which resulted in a fight with Kurt Pellegrino at UFC Fight Night 13. At UFC Fight Night 15, he faced Josh Neer, whom he defeated. At UFC 94 in 2009, Diaz suffered his first UFC defeat at the hands of Clay Guida. He had better results when he was the main event at UFC Fight Night 19, where he submitted Melvin Guillard with a guillotine choke. Diaz made his fighting comeback in December 2014 when he faced Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC on Fox 13. After taking a year off, Diaz made a comeback to fight Michael Johnson in December 2015; he won the bout by unanimous decision. At UFC 196 the next year, Diaz faced off against Conor McGregor and won. Diaz earned his seventh UFC victory by submission after winning the fight.
Nate Diaz Girlfriend
Misty Brown is Nate’s girlfriend, they are dating for a long time, and the couple has a daughter together, Nikayla.
Nate Diaz Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Nate Diaz is $8 million as of 2022. According to rumors, Nate got paid $2 million for attending the Conor McGregor fight. In addition to receiving $50,000 for winning the fight of the night bonus and $150,000 for attending an after-party, he received $250,000 from a Reebok endorsement. In the end, he received $10.5 million from the PPV. When everything was added up, Nate made $13 million that evening.
Nate Diaz Physical Stats
|Eye Color Brown|
|Hair Color Light Brown|