Christopher Diaz is an American-born Puerto Rican professional boxer of Orthodox Stance. The featherweight/super featherweight held the WBO-NABO junior lightweight title from 2017 to 2018. In 2016, he was named Prospect of the Year by ESPN Deportes.
Diaz was born on October 31, 1994, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He stands 5 ft 6 inches tall and has a reach of 64 inches. His fight record as of April 2021 stands 26-2.
Diaz's net worth is something of a mystery that is yet to be unraveled. It goes without saying the 26-year-old fighter has had a series of purses throughout his career. MMA pays have risen substantially in recent years.
While there is a significant difference between stars like McGregor and relatively unknown competitors like Diaz, the octagon business hardly dissatisfies its fighters in the matter of finances.
In the past few years, the average MMA fighter has been reported to making six figures a year. Fighters like Diaz are usually entitled to base salary, win bonus, and even fight night bonuses. Payouts range from $10,000 to as much as $3,000,000. Considering the number of wins Diaz has had over his career, his earnings could be a lot bigger than the average UFC fighters.
Diaz is married to Zuleima Soto Nunez. On November 12, 2018, the Pennsylvania-born martial artist announced his wedding to Nunez with a boomerang picture on his Instagram account.
The couple has three daughters. On 22nd January 2-16, they had their first daughter, Zulierys Zoe. They welcomed their twins on July 31, 2018.
Diaz has been taking his father and husband's role seriously. He seems as devoted to his children and wife as to his career. Telling from his social media he is always eager to spend time with his daughters and the better half.
Diaz had his first pro fight against John Portillo on September 26, 2013. He won the bout by a knockout at 2:36 of round 2. In his next fight on December 4, 2013, he defeated Jonathan Feliciano by a technical knockout.
On February 1, 2014, the smurf defeated José Rodriguez by a split decision in Caguas, Puerto Rico. He got his fourth career victory by beating Luis Hernândez via a unanimous decision on March 22, 2014. Both of his next two victories came by a TKO, defeating opponents Lamar Charlton and Reggie Santiago respectively.
This was followed by a win over Francisco Camacho via knockout on October 4, 2014. In his next series of fights, Diaz went on to have sixteen consecutive wins out of which six were decided via unanimous verdict, five through TKO, four KOs, and one by a corner stoppage.
Of these fights, one was a title match for WBO Youth Featherweight against Ray Ximenez on April 16, 2016. On July 28, 2018, Diaz suffered his first defeat against Masayuki Ito in a title match for WBO junior lightweight championship.
The Puerto Rican fighter then battled against David Berna on November 24, 2018. Diaz won the fight by a KO at 1:08 of round 1. He faced his second loss against Shakur Stevenson on April 20, 2019, by a unanimous decision.
In his last two victories, he defeated Adeilson Dos Santos and Jason Sanchez. On April 24, 2021, he is set to fight Emanuel Navarrete for the WBO featherweight title.