Nathan Donald Diaz, or simply Nate Diaz, is an American mixed martial artist who gained popularity after winning The Ultimate Fighter 5.
Nate Diaz Bio: Age, Early Life, Siblings
Born on 16 April, 1985 in Stockton, California, Nate started training for Mixed Martial Arts, together with his brother Nick, as teenagers. Nick is a former Strikeforce Welterweight champion. Presently, he is fighting for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Both Nate and his brother Nick run a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in Lodi, California.
Nate Diaz Career Details
Nate has to his name a number of awards – a black belt in Cesar Jiu-Jitsu, five times champion of Submission of the Night, Fight of the Night titleholder, and the winner of the reality show The Ultimate Fighter 5. He joined the Ultimate Fight Championship (UTC) in 2006 and competed in World Extreme Cagefighting, Strikeforce, and Pancrase. Nate shares the record with Conor McGregor for the highest UFC pay-per-view buy rate and with Josh Neer for receiving the most bonus awards in the UFC.
Nate Diaz is one of the most celebrated MMA fighters in the UFC. His net worth has skyrocketed with fight bonuses and sponsorships.
Nate Diaz Net Worth And Salary
The net worth of Nate Diaz is a whopping $10 million as of 2020. He stands at #10 in UFC welterweight rankings. In 2015 and 2016, Nate earned $20,000 annually from an endorsement deal with Reebok. The UFC paid him $16,000 in 2014, $15,000 in 2013, and $50,000 in 2012. His second highest pay was $500,000 for his fight against Jorge Masvidal. The highest pay was a staggering $2 million in his fight against Conor McGregor in the UFC.