Nate Diaz was born on April 16, 1985 in Stockton, California. He grew up in a rough neighborhood known for its gang activity.
Diaz began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 14 with his brother Nick Diaz, who would later become a UFC fighter as well.
Diaz's fighting style is heavily influenced by Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, which emphasizes ground fighting and submissions.
Despite his success in the UFC, Diaz has always maintained a down-to-earth attitude and remains true to his roots in Stockton.
Diaz is a vegan and has been since 2014. He believes that a plant-based diet gives him more energy and helps him recover faster from fights.
Diaz has competed in both the lightweight and welterweight divisions in the UFC, but is best known for his performances in the lightweight division.
Diaz has a record of 20 wins and 13 losses in his professional MMA career, with 15 of those wins coming by submission.
In 2016, Diaz shocked the MMA world by defeating Conor McGregor in a welterweight bout. Diaz won the fight by submission in the second round.
Diaz is known for his love of cannabis and has been vocal about his support for its legalization. He even smoked a CBD joint during a post-fight press conference in 2019.
Diaz is a true underdog story, having come from humble beginnings in Stockton to become one of the biggest stars in the UFC