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Nate Diaz Net Worth 2022 | Salary | Fights | Biography


May 9, 2022


Nate Diaz’s net worth
Nate Diaz is an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) professional mixed martial artist. Nate Diaz has an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars. Before winning the fifth season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” he competed in World Extreme Cagefighting, Pancrase, and Strikeforce. Diaz is the younger brother of current UFC fighter and former welterweight champion Nick Diaz.


Fight With Conor McGregor

According to reports, Nate was paid $2 million for the Conor McGregor fight. He was paid $250,000 for a Reebok endorsement, $50,000 for the fight of the night bonus, and $150,000 for attending an after party. He also received a portion of the PPV revenue. His PPV stake was valued at $10.5 million. When you add it all up, Nate made $13 million that night. Conor was compensated with $15 million.


Beginnings of Life and Career

Nate Diaz was born in 1985 to a Mexican-American family in Stockton, California. He has an older brother named Nick, with whom he began martial arts training when he was 11 years old. Diaz attended Tokay High School in Lodi, California as a teenager.


Diaz began his professional fighting career as a member of the World Extreme Cagefighting organisation. He defeated Alejandro Garcia in his first fight in 2004. He lost in the second round of the WEC Lightweight Championship fight two years later to Hermes França. Diaz has also competed in Pancrase and Strikeforce.


“The Ultimate Fighter 5” is the fifth instalment of “The Ultimate Fighter.”

On the fifth season of the reality television show “The Ultimate Fighter.” Diaz made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut. Only lightweights competed in the season, with Diaz fighting for Jens Pulver’s team. Diaz defeated Rob Emerson in the preliminary round and Gray Maynard in the quarterfinals. In the finals, he faced Manvel Gamburyan and won by submission after Gamburyan had to tap out due to an injury.


Beginning of UFC Career

Diaz had early success in the UFC after his victory on “The Ultimate Fighter,” defeating opponents like Alvin Robinson and Junior Assunço. However, he demanded more difficult opponents, which led to a bout with Kurt Pellegrino at UFC Fight Night 13. Diaz won the fight via triangle choke submission. He then faced Josh Neer at UFC Fight Night 15 and defeated him. Diaz lost his first UFC fight to Clay Guida at UFC 94 in 2009. He had more success as the main event at UFC Fight Night 19, where he defeated Melvin Guillard via guillotine choke submission.


Diaz decided to move up in weight class in 2010 after losing three of his four fights. He went on to make his welterweight debut against Rory Markham at UFC 111, but the fight was changed to a catchweight match after the weigh-ins. Diaz won the fight in the first round by TKO. He decided to compete in both weight classes as a result. He defeated Marcus Davis in a welterweight match at UFC 118 by choking him unconscious with a guillotine choke submission.


UFC Career Extension

Diaz was defeated by Dong Hyun Kim and Rory MacDonald in early 2011. He bounced back later in the year, defeating PRIDE Lightweight Champion Takanori Gomi at UFC 135. In what was one of his best performances of his career, he won again at UFC 141 against Donald Cerrone. Diaz defeated Jim Miller with a rolling guillotine choke at UFC on Fox 3 in another incredible match. Diaz was dropped from the UFC’s lightweight rankings in May 2014 after the organisation deemed him inactive.


Diaz fought for the first time in December 2014 at UFC on Fox 13 against Rafael Dos Anjos. Diaz, on the other hand, underweight and was fined 20% of his purse, which went to Anjos. Diaz then took another year off before fighting Michael Johnson in December 2015, winning by unanimous decision. Diaz fought and defeated Conor McGregor at UFC 196 the following year. Diaz won the match by submission, giving him a tie for second-most submission victories in UFC history.



Diaz has courted controversy throughout his UFC career for his occasionally rash and inflammatory behaviour. He was suspended for 90 days by the UFC in 2013 and fined $20,000 for using a homophobic slur on Twitter. In 2015, he gained notoriety after giving a profane post-fight interview on live television during which he called out fighter Conor McGregor. Diaz broke the USADA rule by smoking a CBD vape pen four hours after his fight at a post-fight press conference in 2016. He was not sanctioned because CBD is not considered a performance-enhancing drug. The substance was later removed from the USADA’s list of prohibited substances.


Distinctions and Honors

Diaz has won numerous Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night bonuses among his many professional accolades. He’s also won Knockout of the Night and Performance of the Night awards. For his fight against Conor McGregor in 2016, Diaz won the World MMA Award for Submission of the Year.


With seven submission victories, Diaz is tied with Jim Miller for the most in the UFC Lightweight division. With eight Fight of the Night bonuses, he is tied with Frankie Edgar for the most.


Private Life

Diaz received his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu from Cesar Gracie in Pleasant Hill, California in 2012. Diaz runs Nick Diaz Academy, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu school in Stockton, California, with his brother. The Diaz brothers also founded Game Up Nutrition, a CBD company, and teamed up with California Finest to create a licenced line of marijuana pre-rolls.


Diaz has a daughter named Nikayla with his girlfriend Misty Brown.

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