Nathan Donald Diaz (born April 16, 1985) is an American professional mixed martial artist who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Diaz is the younger brother of former Strikeforce welterweight champion, WEC welterweight champion, and IFC welterweight champion Nick Diaz. Before signing with UFC, Diaz participated in World Extreme Cagefighting, Strikeforce, and Pancrase. Since winning Ultimate Fighter 5, he has been working at UFC. Diaz and Joe Lauzon tied for the second-highest UFC prize, a total of 15 prizes. Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor maintained the record for the highest UFC pay-per-use purchase rate in the UFC 202 game until it was exceeded by the UFC 229 purchase rate.
Before UFC, Diaz mainly participated in World Extreme Fighting (WEC) competitions. In 2006, in WEC 24, he competed with the then champion Hermes França for the WEC lightweight title but lost in the second round. This is the last event that WEC held before it was acquired by UFC’s parent company Zuffa, LLC. Diaz participated in Ultimate Fighter 5 featuring lightweights and fought in the Jens Pulver team. In the preliminary round, Diaz defeated Rob Emerson with submission; in the quarter-finals, he defeated his team Pulver teammate Corey Hill in the first round through a triangular submission. In the semifinals, Diaz came second to defeat teammate Penn Gray Maynard and advance to the final to face teammate Manville Gambian. After Gamburyan was forced to tap in the second round after trying to knock down and dislocated his right shoulder, Diaz succumbed to victory. With this victory, Diaz won the ultimate fighting 5.
Nate Diaz likes to stir the pot. Although Diaz unanimously decided to lose in the first five rounds of the headless game between UFC 263 and Leon Edwards, it did not stop him from calling the big names. Although the two never met in a cage, Dustin Poirier and Diaz (20-13 MMA, 15-11 UFC) plan to meet at UFC 230. Unfortunately, the battle was lost due to Poirier’s hip injury. On Thursday night, Diaz publicly challenged Boyriel (28-6 MMA, 20-5 UFC) via Twitter, trying to defeat Boyriel: Interestingly, Diaz seems to hope that this potential battle will be in play.
The magnitude of progress. Unlike his previously scheduled lightweight competition, Poirier ended with a TKO victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 264, which gave Poirier the lead in his trilogy, winning two of the three matches. Poirier expressed interest in challenging the lightweight champion C Harles Oliviera for the title, as well as the fourth match with McGregor when McGregor returns to health. However, in the face of a new challenge from Diaz, Boyle may have a new choice. Judging from his response to Diaz’s tweet, he is not opposed to this idea: in the UFC with McGregor Before signing on 264, Boyle chose the money battle, which closed the door to fierce competition instead of the title he wanted. Will Poirier give up another title? Neither boxer has participated in a middleweight competition in their careers.