General Facts and Figures
- Name: Nathan Donald Diaz
- Net Worth: $8 Million
- Occupation: Mixed Martial Artist
- Date of Birth: April 16, 1985
- Place of Birth: Stockton, California
- Zodiac: Aries
- Spouse: Misty Brown
- Social: Instagram
Early Life and Education
Nate Diaz was born on 16th April 1985 in Stockton, California. He grew up with his brother Nick in Lodi, California. They both enrolled for Mixed Martial Arts while teenagers and graduated from Tokay High School. The high school allied with Cesar Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Lodi, California.
Career and Net Worth
Nate Diaz is well known for his high skill in mixed martial art. He first received international recognition after winning The Ultimate Fighter 5.
Earlier, he fought for the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) before joining the Ultimate Fighter.
He won by submission defeating his opponents five times in the Fight of the Night. He became champion of the Lightweight Tournament in the Ultimate Fighter Season five.
The highlight of his career was when he defeated Conor McGregor at Ultimate Fighter Champion 196.
He mostly used the triangle-choke submission technique to finish off his opponents. This he did while fighting Corey Hill in the quarter-finals of The Ultimate Fighter 5, and Kurt Pellegrino at UFC Fight Night 13.
Nate also had some losses in his matches. An example being his match against Dong Hyun Kim, a fighter from South Korea. He also lost to Roy MacDonald at UFC 129, and Gray Maynard at UFC Fight Night 20.
In 2010, Nate made a big move by shifting to the 170 lb. weight class. On 27th March, 2010, he fought against Markham who weighed 177 lb, while he himself weighed 171 lb. Barely passing the Welterweight minimum of 170 lb. He would then win against Roy Markham in round one via TKO.
He was awarded the Fight of the Night Honors after finishing off Marcus Davis, a former professional boxer. He used the guillotine choke submission technique to win in the last round.
In 2012, he was finally honored with the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt by Cesar Gracie.
Nate Diaz’s net worth currently stands at $8 million. For every view of the UFC Fighter Nights, he earned between $1.3 and $1.6 million.
The total revenue he earned from the Pay-Per-View bouts accrued to about $10.5 million. He had other money streams that included a $250,000 sponsorship from Reebok, and bonuses from the fight of the night that added to $50,000.
He once earned a fee of $2 million for simply showing up in the Conor Fight.
For every after parties he attended after winning his matches, he earned $150,000.
Nate Diaz has a girlfriend with whom he had a daughter on 20th June 2018.
His brother Nick Diaz is also a professional MMA Fighter fighting under Ultimate Fighter Champion.
They both stand up for cannabis and own licenses for marijuana pre-rolls manufactured by California Finest.
They also manage the Nick Diaz Academy, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu school in their birthplace, Stockton, California.