How much is Nate Diaz worth? $8 million
How did Nate Diaz earn his money and wealth?
Diaz was born on 16th April 1985 in Stockton, California. He was a student at Tokay High School, and he began his training in martial arts along with his brother Nick Diaz, at the age of 11. Early in his career, Diaz competed mainly for World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC). In 2006, he quit WEC and started competing in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). At UFC, Diaz contested in The Ultimate Fighter 5, which featured lightweights. By defeating Manvel Gamburyan, in the final match, Diaz won The Ultimate Fighter 5. In 2008, Diaz demanded tough fighters and went on to a match with Kurt Pellegrino at UFC Fight Night 13, which he won. Later in the year, he defeated veteran Josh Need at UFC Fight Night 15.
The next year, Diaz faced two consecutive losses by decision at UFC 94: St. Pierre vs. Penn 2 and The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale. Then he was billed to headline UFC Fight Night 19 against Melvin Guillard and he won. The following year, Diaz made his debut in Welterweight at UFC 111 where he won against Rory Markham. He then fought against Marcus Davis at UFC 118 and won the match through submission.
In 2011, following two losses, Diaz moved back to the lightweight division. Diaz then defeated former PRIDE Lightweight Champion Takanori Gomi at UFC 135. Diaz defeated Donald Cerrone at UFC 141, and the performance set a CompuStrike record for Diaz. In 2012, Diaz received his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Cesar Gracie. Diaz next faced the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Jim Miller and he won the match.
The following year Diaz was suspended from UFC for 90 days since he violated the UFC’s code of conduct by using a homophobic slur on his Twitter page. Later in the year, he won The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale over Gray Maynard. A year later, in 2015, Diaz was linked to Welterweight bout with Matt Brown at UFC 189. Diaz faced Michael Johnson, later in the year, at UFC Fox 17 and won the match.
In 2016, Diaz won against Conor McGregor at UFC 196. The match gave Diaz his 9th submission victory in the UFC. As of 2017, Diaz is #8 in official UFC lightweight rankings.
What are the top-rated Shows of Nate Diaz?
- The Ultimate Fighter 9: 954,000 viewers
- The Ultimate Fighter 19: 774,000 viewers
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