Nathan Donald Diaz or simply Nate Diaz, is an American professional mixed martial artist who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fight Championship (UFC). He joined the UFC in 2006, and had participated in World Extreme Cagefighting, Strikeforce and Pancrase. He won the reality tv show The Ultimate Fighter 5 by defeating Manvel Gamburyan in the final match. He has made himself a name by revelling in fights against Josh Neer, Melvin Guillard, Rory Markham and Conor McGregor. He holds the record for the highest UFC pay-per-view buy rate along with Conor McGregor for their fight in the UFC 202. Nate also has the most bonus awards in the UFC alongside Joe Lauzon.
That was the last appearance of Diaz in UFC and has since been in a hiatus of over two years. He was supposed to face Justin Poirier at the UFC 230 on November 4, however the matchup was called off after the negotiations went sour. The situation was so messy that even UFC President Dana White didn’t want to handle it and the return of Diaz was eventually delayed for the better of everyone. Apparently, Nate was reluctant to compromise and wouldn’t agree to anything but his own terms. Poirier however suffered an injury that would have kept him out of fight anyways.
Nate is the younger brother of former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion and WEC Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz.
Nate Diaz's Net Worth in 2018
Nate Diaz’s net worth is expected to be around $5 million. His valuation hasn’t really changed in a while owing to his two year hiatus, however his return to UFC is expected to be a huge pay-per-view event with a record grossing. His teammate Jake Shields made the intentions very clear by stating “He’s looking for a fight that makes sense and that’s going to give him a big payday and a lot of hype.”
Nate Diaz's Earnings
Diaz’s last fight at UFC 202 earned him a whopping $500,000 despite being on the losing side, and was the highest he had ever made in a single fight. He has also made a significant amount of money by winning bonus awards and is a five time Fight of the Night awardee.
He has an endorsement deal with sportswear giants Reebok which pays him $20,000 annually.
Nate Diaz's Investments
Nate Diaz comes from extremely humble backgrounds, and the first thing that came upon him when signing his UFC contract was to buy his mother a house and himself a car. He did go to buy himself a car, wishing to buy a Cadillac however he was tricked into buying a Honda Civic. He owns a house in his hometown of Stockton, which is believed to be worth around $430,000.
|Age||Source of Wealth|
|33||Mixed Martial Arts, Endorsements|
|Unmarried||St. Jude’s Children Hospital|