Nate Diaz is a skilled martial fighter who has competed and championed in many competitions and gained numerous awards. He is known for his unique fighting habit referred to as, ‘Jiu-Jitsu.’ He developed his passion after admiring his brother who was a fighter making it easier for him to enter in the field.
Together with his brother, Nick, they own a martial arts school. With more than 15 years experience the brothers have accumulated a huge net worth more than other fighters. So, how has Nate Diaz gained his net worth figures? Scroll down to find more details about his fortune and how he realized it. Keep reading to know more about Nate Diaz’s net worth in 2018.
Nathan Donald Diaz was born in 1985 in Stockton, California. His Mexican father and English mother raised him in the neighborhood together with his older brother Nick Diaz who is also a renowned personality in the fighting industry.
As a Tokay high school student, Nate gained interest in martial arts where he and his brother were taught how to fight. He bounced university to follow his passion for martial arts. Although the Diaz brothers were both martial artists, they have never competed against each other; on the contrary, they have a good relationship with each other.
At the time of writing, Nate is presumed to be single. He has kept his life in the closet away from the society, and we are waiting to see the fortuitous lady who will date the fighter in future.
During his early career, he used to battle for the World Extreme Cage-fighting (WEC) and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In 2006, Nate lost the WEC tournament to Hermes Franca.
After skyrocketing in his career, Nate participated in The Ultimate Fighter championing through submission against Rob Emerson and won the challenge. In 2008, he appealed to fight with steeled contestants like Kurt Pellegrino and Josh Neer whom he all defeated. He continued participating in the ultimate challenge until its finale in season 9 where he championed in all. After advancing to welterweight, he lost the UFC fight to Dong Hyun Kim in 2011. He has also been defeated by the likes Of John Thomson, Ben Henderson, Roy MacDonald. Nate’s breakthrough came in 2012 when he received a black belt from his opponent Cesar Gracie. His recent fight was in 2016 against the veteran combatant Connor McGregor where he championed in the second beat via submission.
Being enthusiast about martial arts he has endeared battlers whom he admires and they include the likes of Murilo Bustamante and Gracies Ninja. In his career, he has won against Donald Cerrone, Michael Johnson, Takanori Gomi, Jim Miller, and Gray Maynard.
Awards & Achievements
Nate Diaz is recognized to be among the most awarded martial artist in the fighting history. Some of the matches he has won are by decision (3), by submission (12) and by knockout (4). His recognition, in summary, is eight-fight of the night, one knockout of the night, one performance of the night, five submissions of the night and other numerous, uncountable awards.
Net Worth of Nate Diaz
Nate Diaz net worth is at $2.5 million. His pay per fight has now increased since he refused to battle for less than $20 million. He has signed many contract agreements including his recent one with Conor McGregor which he won via submission which values $7 million. His martial school, Brazilian jiu-jitsu based in California which he co-owns with his brother, is an income generator which also adds up to his net worth. The Diaz brothers have ventured into entrepreneurship with businesses like auctioning of cigarettes & marijuana, selling of pipes & rolling papers among others. This innovative is definitely a big booster to his net worth.
Being a champion with a black belt in mixed martial arts, he is recognized as a legend and a master in the fighting game. He has gained many records and awards, and he is yet to slow down, so we are expecting more changes in his net worth sum.