Nate Diaz: Some Facts You might not know about the Man who beat Conor McGregor

Jack Ol
Wed Aug,2018
Nate Diaz: Some Facts You might not know about the Man who beat Conor McGregor MMA

Nate Diaz is an American professional mixed martial artist who currently fights in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the younger brother of Strikeforce Welterweight Champion and WEC Welterweight Champion, Nick Diaz.

Here are some unknown facts about the UFC star you probably not know.

  1. Nate was born and raised in Stockton, California. According to his mother, Melisa Diaz, the city was continually struggling due to gang violence. She did not want Nate to be linked into such problems and decided to move to Calif, which was a suburb in Stockton.

  2. He prefers to be called ‘Nathan’ rather than ‘Nate’.

  3. Nate is the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 5 in 2007.
  4. His brother Nick Diaz is also a UFC fighter. Nick has been suspended three times for marijuana. Nate supported his brother stating: “It’s not that embarrassing of a thing. It’s from the earth. You plant it. You smoke it.”
  5. Growing up as a martial arts fan, his childhood hero is not Bruce Lee. He was a massive Van Damme fan.
  6. Nate lost his first match against the fighter whom his brother had beaten three months earlier. He was defeated at Pancrase: 2005 Neo-Blood Tournament Finals in Tokyo, Japan by Koji Oishi in a decision.
  7. Diaz was penalized for wearing jeans to the weigh-in for UFC on Fox 17 in December, breaking the fighter outfitting policy. Fighters are required to put on Reebok clothing, the UFC’s official clothing partner, at public presentations.