A controversial character if there ever was one, Nate Diaz, one half of the infamous
Diaz brothers, is well known in the world of MMA. He is currently signed with UFC,
and has held titles in other promotions before coming to UFC.
Early life and debut
Born in Stockton, California, he started training in Martial Arts from the very early age
of 11, with his brother, Nick Diaz. Before he came to the UFC, he fought in WEC and
fought for the Championship there, but was unable to win it.
Nate Diaz came to the UFC in The Ultimate Fighter 5 show, where he would win the
entire competition. Following his win in the Ultimate fighter, Nate Diaz went on to
fight some of the top fighters in the UFC. For a long time he had an undefeated
streak going, with 5 fights under his belt.
However, this would change as losses to Clay Guida and Joe Stevenson followed.
While he regained his form, Nate Diaz would never be able to win the Lightweight
Championship. He fought for it once against Benson Henderson but that was a loss
Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz
One of the top moments in Nate Diaz’ career came when he faced Conor McGregor
as he defeated him via a Rear Naked Choke. He would then go on to lose the
rematch in a five round decision fight, with that being the last fight that he fought in.