American mixed martial artist Nickolas Robert Diaz fights in the middleweight category of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Diaz is a former welterweight champion of Strikeforce, WEC, and IFC as well as a UFC championship contender. Nick’s active participation in famous MMA organizations like PRIDE, EliteXC, DREAM, and Shooto is also noteworthy.
Nick diaz Biography And Net Worth
|Net Worth $3 million|
|Full Name Nickolas Robert Diaz|
|Birth Date August 2, 1983|
|Age 39 years|
|Birthplace Stockton, California|
|Profession Mixed Martial Artist|
|Wife Heather Nikole (ex.)|
Nick Diaz Early Life
A Mexican-American family raised Diaz in Stockton, California, where he was born on 2 august 1983. Nate Diaz, Nick’s younger brother, and Nina, his younger sister, were primarily raised by their mother Melissa because their father wasn’t always present. Diaz started learning karate and aikido at an early age and competed in wrestling competitions in his adolescence. Before leaving Tokay High School in Lodi, California, Diaz attended for one year. At the age of 16, he began studying sambo under Bulgarian National Champion Valeri Ignatov. He began training in mixed martial arts at the Animal House gym under Steve Heath around the same time after seeing Renzo Gracie in the UFC and later joined Cesar Gracie’s team.
Nick Diaz Early Career
At the IFC Warriors Challenge 15, Nick Diaz made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2001. Just after turning 18, he defeated Mike Wick, his first opponent, by applying a triangle choke to secure the victory.
In July 2002, Diaz’s second encounter pitted him against Chris Lyte, the American Welterweight Champion, in a championship contest. In the end, Diaz defeated Lyte to win the IFC Welterweight Championship.
Nick Diaz Success
Following his victory over Jeremy Jackson at the IFC Warriors Challenge 18, Nate committed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In April 2004, at UFC 47, he made his UFC debut. Nick defeated the widely favored Robbie Lawler in his UFC debut. Nick experienced back-and-forth success in the octagon throughout the ensuing years. He lost at UFC 49, won at UFC 51 and UFC 53, and then suffered three straight defeats before recovering. Nick was defeated by Carlos Condit at UFC 143 in February 2012 by decision. He later suffered a second defeat to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158. Nick and Anderson Silva squared off at UFC 183 in January 2015. Silva initially prevailed by unanimous decision in the fight. After a second drug test revealed that he had used two illegal substances, his triumph was reversed.
Nick Diaz Wife
Nick Diaz is Single and dated Heather Nikole for a significant time since 2015 but they later broke up due to some Personal reasons.
Nick Diaz Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Nick Diaz is $3 million as of 2022. Nick has made $2.325 million in total throughout his career as of this writing. This excludes his portion of the Pay per View compensation, which is probably several million more. His largest career payday was won at UFC 266 where he received $566,000 in addition to receiving $500,000 simply for showing up, a $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, and a $16,000 fight week incentive bonus.
Nick Diaz Physical Stats
|Weight 84 kg|
|Eye Color Light Brown|
|Hair Color Light Brown|