Nate Diaz is a professional lightweight fighter in the UFC. He fought the famous Conor McGregor twice. The fighter has many awards and achievements in the field of mixed martial arts.
The future fighter was born in California in the mid-80s. Nate's parents were of different nationalities, his mother was from England, his father was Mexican. While the boy was at school, the father left the family and left the woman with three children.
The main motivation of the young guy was his older brother, who from childhood began to engage in various martial arts, in particular mixed ones. Following the authority of Diaz Sr., the boy spent his entire adolescence in sports. Already at the age of 15, he became the owner of a significant title in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
From the age of 14 he was engaged in the same gym with his brother, their mentor was a man who was deeply imbued with the philosophical component of martial arts. Under his influence, immediately after coming of age, Nate decided to become a vegan, completely abandoned animal food.
At the age of 19, he first performed as a mixed martial arts fighter, won a landslide victory using the strangulation technique. Two years later, he was invited to the famous American sports program with a large prize fund. Within the framework of the Federation of the Absolute Fighting Championship, at this tournament he performed both alone and in teams. In the end, he entered the final fight and got a technical victory right during the fight due to an opponent's arm fracture.
Since 2010, the athlete has received permission to compete in both light and middle weight. Diaz fought three fights in the middle category, two of which were hopelessly lost in the first rounds. Diaz's mentor insisted on returning the athlete to the low weight category.
In 2015, he played in the UFC against Michael Johnson, won with great difficulty and was awarded an award from the Fighting Federation. “For the best fight of the evening” - this was the title awarded to both athletes after a spectacular confrontation.
Fights with Conor McGregor
In 2016, the Irish champion was supposed to fight another rival, but due to a forced replacement, Nate Diaz came out against him. After the first round, the Californian fighter had chances, he overcame Conor with a choke hold. As a result, the victory remained with Nate, but the winner's fee was 2 times less than that of the eminent McGregor.
Six months later, the athletes agreed on a revenge. As a result of this fight, the Irishman won due to the advantage in terms of points earned. The performing athletes were awarded the title "Battle of the Tournament".
Leading a professional career, Diaz almost never mentioned the details of his personal life. Only in 2012 the veil of secrecy was opened. Nate said that in the same year he met a girl named Misty Brown, who is also an athlete and has a positive attitude towards the fighter's hobbies. The chosen one tries not to miss the lightweight fighting tournaments and on broadcasts she can be seen sitting in the front rows.