Nathan Donald Nate Diaz is the real name of Nate Diaz. He is an American mixed martial artist who came into this field taking the inspiration from his brother Nick Diaz who is the former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion and WEC Welterweight Champion. He was first recognized after his win in The Ultimate Fighter 5. Nate Diaz net worth shows his successful career as a mixed martial artist.
The love and money he earned is all because of the restless efforts that he made to make his place among the audience.
“I’m fighting hard; I’m training hard. I’m still walking over people and stepping over people to get where I’m going, and I would really like to give back, especially to my mom, who was there for me when I was a kid.”- Nate Diaz
Early Life of Nate Diaz
Nate Diaz was born in Stockton, California on 16 April, 1985. He went to Tokay High School where his interest towards fighting and martial arts developed. He, along with his brother, Nick Diaz, started martial arts training at the age of 11. His passion and enthusiasm towards martial arts continued in his university as well. he was a great admirer of his brother and despite being in the same, they have never competed with one another.
Nate Diaz Personal Details
|Real Name||Nathan Doland Diaz|
|Date of Birth||July 9, 1956|
|Place of Birth||16 April, 1985|
|Profession / Occupation||American professional mixed martial artist, currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship|
Nate Diaz Body Stats
|Chest Size||40 inches|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
Nate Diaz Family Details
|Spouse / Wife Name||NA|
|Mother Name||Melissa Diaz|
The Diaz brothers run a school Nick Diaz Academy in Stockton, California. Together they also established a company Game Up Nutrition. Nate’s personal life is never exposed and there is no new of him either getting married or being in a relationship.
“I’m trying to stay focused on what I’m doing. I don’t want a whole lot of things going on – people to call back, or text messages or whatever. I chill out, relax a little bit, and then I don’t have those issues.”- Nate Diaz
Nate started his career mainly competing for World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC). He lost a fight against Hermes Franca in the year 2006 after which he left WEC. He then joined Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)he defeated Rob Emerson by submission. In the quarter finals he defeated Core Hill.
“I’m scared of any fighter I’ve ever fought because they are some dangerous people to be dealing with. That’s also where the anxiety comes from.”- Nate Diaz
He defeated Gray Maynard by submission in the semi-finals leading to the finals where he fought against Manvel Gamburyan by submission and won The Ultimate Fighter 5. He played till the ninth season of The Ultimate Championship and did not lose a single time. However, he was defeated by John Thomson, Roy MacDonald, and Ben Henderson.
“I’ve lost fights before where I’m landing more punches and I’m moving away from the guy. So, the way that they score things at the end doesn’t seem very consistent to me.”- Nate Diaz
He won against Donald Cerrone, Josh Neer, Clay Guida, Marcus Davis, and many more. His latest battle was on the 5th of March, 2016 against Conor McGregor which he won in the second beat by submission.
“I win by submissions, knockouts. There’s guys ranked above me, but no one’s interested in seeing them fight. They want to see me fight.”- Nate Diaz
One of his biggest achievement was receiving a black belt in the 2012 fight which was against Cesar Gracie. He is also associated with Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy and is also a trainer in the academy.
“Every fight, I’m fighting blind opponents. I don’t know who it’s going to be, who I’m fighting, if I’m really fighting them.”- Nate Diaz
Awards and Achievements
- Nate is a 5-time winner of The Ultimate Fighter. He has also won the most Fight of the Night Bonuses in UFC history.
- Nate won the Fight of the Night against Clay Guida, Marcus Davis, Josh Neer, Michael Johnson, Donald Cerrone, Joe Stevenson, and twice against Conor McGregor.
- He also won the Submission of the Night during his fights opposite Kurt Pellegrino, Takanori Gomi, Jim Mitler, Melvin Guillard, and Alvin Robinson.
- He won the Knockout of the Night versus Gray Maynard and Performance of the Night against Conor McGregor.
- He has also a WC Lightweight Championship once.
“You know when I fight, I’m going to sell out the show. Everyone wants to see someone get knocked out or tapped out.”- Nate Diaz
Nate Diaz Net Worth and Salary
The latest updates show that Nate Diaz net worth today is around $8 million. The great mixed martial artist has made his place among the top players of today and now, he is paid as per his demand.
“I walk around – people know who I am. I’ve got friends. I can make ends meet. I grew up around people who have been hustling from the start, so I think I’ve got a bright little future ahead of me – especially if I don’t fight. Why would I want to go out there and fight with somebody, get my face punched and kicked. It’s not my idea of a good time.”- Nate Diaz
Nate has been an outstanding player in the UFC and still his performances in the games are oved and appreciated. His struggle brought him to where he is today. His luck and fate was with him along with his hard work and efforts and because of which the number of his lost games are very less compared to the number of battles he has won.
“I can always do five, five-minute rounds, any day, even if I was drinking yesterday or doing whatever. I’m a seasoned athlete, an endurance athlete, and I’m always working out.”- Nate Diaz