How much is Nate Diaz worth?
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Profession:||Professional MMA Fighter|
|Date of Birth:||April 16, 1985|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Nate Diaz
Nathan Donald Diaz is considered to be one of the best mixed martial artists in the world, Born April 16, 1985 he is signed to the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). Before signing to the UFC, he competed in World Extreme Cagefighting, Strikeforce, and Pancrase. He is also the younger brother of the former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion and WEC Welterweight Champion, Nick Diaz. He is tied with Joe Lauzon for the second most UFC bonus awards, with 15 in total. He held the record for most pay-per-view buy rate, with Connor McGregor, the contest was UFC 202. It was broken by UFC 229’s buy rate. He is currenly #10 on the UFC welterweight rankings.
We calculate Nate Diaz has a net worth of $10 million dollars, as of 2021.
How did Nate Diaz get so rich?
The Ultimate Fighter 5 was a show where 16 martial artists would not only fight one another, but also live with each other. Kinda awkward, but who am I to judge. By winning it, he got a six-figure contract with the UFC, and the Lightweight Ultimate Fighter badge as well. He then went on to have one of the most successful careers in the UFC.
He has won awards such as “The Fight of the Night” seven times, “Submission of the Night” five times, “Knockout of the Night” and has the most post bonus awards in UFC history. But, he has been involved in a bit of controversy too, he likes to smoke marijuana, as well as his brother Nick. Despite that, he is still one of the select few that can be called upon, drop or gain some weight, and put on a good show. His career and achievements made his fortune.
Why is he so famous?
Before Nate Diaz even got the chance to fight among the best fighters in the UFC, he had a lot of proving to do. To prove he is worthy of the place he is currently at, he spent tireless hours in the gym, conditioning, pad work and sparring.
What drew Nathan to fighting wasn’t only his passion for it, but his literal hunger to survive as well. When he had trained with his older brother he would be treated with a burrito afterward, but if he missed training, he wouldn’t eat. Saying he had a tough time in high school is an understatement, he was constantly getting into fights, even his teachers told him that the best future he could hope for is to stay out of prison.
His calling card is giving the world the middle finger, and that gives you the idea of what kind of a guy we’re talking about here. He’s from Stockton, California, and in 2012 it officially became the largest city in US history to file for bankruptcy. Nate, his brother, and sister lived in poverty, due to their father being rarely around during their youth. That left their mother working overtime, and working several jobs, just to put food on their table.
His older brother was well aware of the situation their family was in and he aspired for something more. His brother was constantly working out, and because Nathan was getting into a lot of fights in school, his brother invited him to start training together. At that time, he was 14 years old. He was trained at boxing, wrestling and jujitsu. Previous to Nate, they were the youngest members of the club. They found themselves sparring with much older and more experienced people than them, especially Nate.
Nate wasn’t that good, nor interested, but after the revelation of burritos after the sparring that the older people would buy them, his motivation kicked in. He got his blue belt soon after he started to focus on his training, and for the first time in a long time, Nate discovered some purpose, and felt a lot happier. He started forgetting about his anger and helplessness and put it all into his training.
Caesar Gracie found Nate his first fight, and right after that another one. All of a sudden, Nate started following his big brother’s footsteps in becoming a professional MMA fighter. They were both in the WEC, and Nick Diaz was mentoring his little brother Nate. During a fight, Nick realized Nate was getting traction in the sport, his winnings were bumped up to $12,000 from $2000. Calling himself a “thousandaire” for the first time Nate realized he could earn a great living fighting professionally.
The WEC was absorbed by an organization under the UFC belt, and Nate started to fight for the UFC at that time. In 2007 he would become victorious in The Ultimate Fighter 5, and that’s what originally made the young fighter famous.
What makes him so successful?
A simple answer to this question would be “all that blood on his face”, and it’s very true. In the last 10 years, Nate Diaz has been one of the hardest working UFC fighters, with one of the most interesting lives and careers in UFC history. He has so much scar tissue that he tears up pretty easily. One of the biggest achievements in his career was winning a fight against Connor McGregor, otherwise known as The Notorious. But, he then lost the rematch, via judges decision, yet it was still a very close fight. Through his fights he has proven himself to be one of the best, battled with the best, and ultimately deserves what he earns now.
His whole family deserves a lot of kudos for their achievements. Nate and Nick Diaz have made a name for themselves; they worked for all of it with sweat, blood and tears, now it’s majorly paying off. A key ingredient to their success is the fact that they are very entertaining and are born show makers. Everyone has their downsides, so does Nate, but he’s now one of the best in the UFC. A lot of people don’t have the courage or talent to do what he does. He risks his life every time he steps into the octagon and is a lion among men.