Nick Diaz is an American professional who is expert in mixed martial arts and is currently under contract with UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). Let’s have a close look on Nick Diaz’s net worth in 2018.
Nick Diaz Early Life
Born as Nicholas Robert Diaz in the year 1983 on 2nd of August in California, he has a Mexican-English descent. He went to Tokay High School and dropped out in a year. During his freshman years, he was a part of the swim team and started his Karate and Aikido training at this time. While he was still in his teens, he was participating in multiple wrestling tournaments.
He also got involved in Sambo when he was just 16. He soon got a black belt in jiu-jitsu which is a Brazilian technique. He is currently a teacher of this form along with his brother. Both of them are also cannabis advocates.
He also appeared in a documentary film ‘Fight Life’ in the year 2013, which was the length of a feature film. The film revolved around mixed martial arts artists who are living outside the cage and the kind of life they have. The film is made by an independent director James Z. Feng. He also went on to win an award at United Film Festival for the ‘Best Documentary’.
Nick Diaz Career, Awards & Achievement
By the young age of 18, Diaz was a professional fighter with expertise in mixed martial arts. Soon after his eighteenth birthday in the year 2001, he was victorious in his first fight at IFC Warriors Challenge. His second fight was for IFC Welterweight Championship which was also won by him.
He then went on to compete in several prestigious championships like Ultimate Fighting Championship, World, Extreme Cagefighting, Strikeforce, and others. In many of these, he took on renowned fighters and ended up defeating them.
Many of the maneuvers he used not only became popular but also his signature moves. The most significant one being the closed guard grappling which he used in several fights to defeat his opponents. After participating in several championships, he currently teaches the Brazilian fighting style jiu-jitsu.
Apart from the rise and fame that he saw in his career, courtesy UFC, he has also witnessed his share of lows. His feud with popular fighter Diego Sanchez was highlighted well in the media, bringing him in the public eye. The two were known to be exchanging angry emails after the championship bout was signed between them. Diaz also went on to publicly state that he believes Sanchez has been given unfair breaks and has not struggled enough to get the UFC stardom that he enjoys.
Awards & Achievement
Under the UFC Diaz has been awarded twice with ‘Fight of the Night’ award, along with a ‘Submission of the Night’. Under Strikeforce, he won the ‘Strikeforce Welterweight Championship’, along with ‘Most Successful welterweight title defenses in Strikeforce’ three times. Under World Extreme Fighting he has won the ‘WEC Welterweight Championship’.
Net Worth of Nick Diaz
Diaz is not one of those artists who has accumulated loads of wealth. His net worth today amounts to $3 million. After winning a series of championships and establishing a name for himself, he is not keeping his talent to himself, but also spreading it to others.
Diaz started off with his training in mixed martial arts from a very young age. He is trained in multiple forms and also provides coaching in Brazilian from jiu – jitsu. By the age of 18 he was into professional fighting, and won most of the fights he fought. His unique style and fighting techniques has own him countless fans.