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5 Things you probably did not know about Nate Diaz

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Nate Diaz to the fans: "I ain't surprised mother fuc***."Nate Diaz officially broke the Internet by derailing the hype train of Conor McGregor at UFC 196. The pay-per-view, for which a major portion of the fans expected to be just another cake walk for Conor, turned out to be a major headache for Dana White. Conor’s loss is expected to burn a big hole in the pocket of Dana White, but at the same time, he has a new hero in town, Nate Diaz.The American, who was relatively on the backburner before stepping up to face McGregor, is a hot topic in MMA circles after the stunning victory. With that said, here are some of the things that you should know about the Stockton native.

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He was brought up in a volatile situation

Nate was born and brought up in Stockton, California. According to Nate’s mother, Melisa Diaz, the city was constantly struggling due to gang violence. She did not want Nate to be involved into such problems and decided to move to Calif, which was a suburb in Stockton.

“I wanted to keep them out there so they couldn’t get in trouble,” Melissa once said.

Once they moved, Nate’s elder brother, Nick found his love in MMA as a teen. He started training and he managed to arouse a curiosity in his brother as well. This made the brothers start their training at a tender age of 14.

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