The American mixed martial artist Nick Diaz has made his presence in the UFC duly felt. The former welterweight world champion fought in the prestigious PRIDE championship as well as in Strikeforce, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), DREAM, and many other championships. He is also active as a promoter and has worked with several fighters in the industry. Here you will find everything you need to know about him
He was born on August 2, 1983, in Stockton, California, and is of Mexican and English descent. Nick is a graduate of Tokay High School in Lodi, California, where he attended school for one year before dropping out. The boy began at a very young age to show toughness, strength, and resilience.
He was part of the swimming team at his school and was also involved in karate as a teenager. At that time Diaz was fighting in wrestling tournaments and was very popular in this sport. At 16 he enrolled in sambo training and was promoted to black belt in 2007.
Nick Diaz Career, Fighting Record
In 2001, Diaz became a professional mixed martial arts fighter when he won Mike Wick in the IFC Warriors Challenge 15. The following year, Diaz won the IFC World Welterweight Championship after defeating Chris Lytle in IFC Warriors Challenge 17 in 2002. He defended his IFC World Welterweight Championship and also won the WEC Welterweight Championship at WEC 6 in 2003 with a fight against Joe Hurley, which he presented with a Kimura.
Nick Diaz was soon signed to the UFC and debuted with the UFC 44 where he defeated Jackson in a trilogy with an armbar. Diaz’s first UFC defeat was against Judoka Kao Parisyan in UFC 49, and he later made up for that defeat with wins over Drew Fickett in UFC 51 and Koji Oshi in UFC 53. He hardly knew that he was facing his second defeat. Diaz lost for the second time in the final of The Ultimate Fighter 2 against Diego Sanches, a middleweight winner. He lost a third time in UFC 59 against Sean Sherk.
In 2007, Nick Diaz was signed to PRIDE and had his first fight in PRIDE 33, and on the podium, Diaz left a drug test after being tested positive for marijuana by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. He was suspended for six months with a $3,000 fine, which represented 20 percent of his income from his implicated fight with lightweight champion Takanori Gomi.
His next assignment was under EliteXC after he reportedly signed a two-year contract. He lost his fight against combat specialist KJ Noons in a defeat in which he underwent surgery to repair a cut that he had sustained in the fight. In DREAM, he was remarkable and emerged victorious in most fights. The same was true for Strikeforce. Nick Diaz recorded 26 wins and 9 defeats in 37 fights in his mixed martial arts career. He has recorded one championship and hopes to win even more.
Nick Diaz Net Worth
Nick Diaz’s net worth is estimated at $3 million, and he owes that to his fights. The MMA fighter has earned through his pro fights and hopes to earn even more.
Family – Parents, Brother Nate Diaz
Not much is known about the father of the MMA fighter. He grew up with his mother, his younger brother Nate and his sister in a story building in Lodi. He grew up in a rough neighborhood where fights were occasionally held. Nick’s brother Nate Diaz is also an MMA fighter in the UFC. The two brothers, who have always been inclined to martial arts, teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Lodi.
Nick began training himself at a young age. He started lifting weights at the Animal House Gym. At that time Nate, who was 13 years old, worked in a restaurant but later joined his brother. Today the Diaz brothers are well-known names in MMA.
Nate is a lover of Jiu-Jitsu, and as a skilled boxer began his career with Jiu-Jitsu tournaments under his coach. Later he switched to cage fighting and gradually moved to the big platform. He fought his way to the UFC and signed a contract with them in 2014. He has fought with well-known personalities in the UFC, including Conor Mcgregor, Micheal Johnson, and many others. The Diaz brothers are well-known advocates for marijuana.
Nick Diaz was in the news in the second half of 2017 because of reports of his marriage to a certain lady. The lady named Chloe Standley went on YouTube and claimed that she married the MMA fighter in Las Vegas and that her brother performed the wedding ceremony. However, after a few fights in public, she retracted her statement but said she had something with him. Later investigations showed, however, that the lady in question was only after fame.
Diaz was brought into conflict with the law in 2018 when he was accused of attacking a woman who was supposedly his girlfriend in Las Vegas. It was a case of assault, which included domestic violence by strangulation and violence with assault. Diaz was held at the Clark County Detention Center. Currently, we do not know if he has a wife or a named friend.