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Nate Diaz’s net worth in 2021

Nate Diaz's net worth, Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz is an active MMA fighter for the UFC, and he is the younger brother of fellow UFC fighter and MMA great Nick Diaz. In this article, however, we will focus on Nate Diaz’s net worth in 2021.

Net Worth $8 million
Age 36
Salary $271,000 (latest fight vs Leon Edwards)
Sponsors  Represent LTD., Nick Diaz Academy, Game Up Nutrition
Profession MMA Fighter

Nate Diaz’s Net Worth in 2021 (estimate): $8 million

Nate Diaz's net worth, Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz’s net worth in 2021 is around $8 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Nate was born and raised in Stockton, California where he went to high school at Tokay High School. At the age of 11, Nate began training in martial arts with his brother, Nick.

He represented the United States at the Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championships in 2005 where he won a silver medal at the 82kg division.

Before starting his UFC career, Nate Diaz initially fought under the World Extreme Cagefighting where he made his debut at WEC 12 on October 21, 2004. He faced Alejandro Garcia and he won his debut match via a triangle choke submission in the third round.

He suffered his first career defeat against Koji Oishi at Pancrase: 2005 Neo-Blood Tournament Finals. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Diaz then got his first TKO win as the undercard bout at Strikeforce: Shamrock vs Gracie. He knocked out Tony Juares in the first round. He then picked up three more wins in a span of four months.

Nate Diaz challenged for the WEC Lightweight Championship against Hermes França at WEC 24. Unfortunately, he lost via submission in the 2nd round.

WEC 24 would be the last event held by World Extreme Cagefighting before being bought out by the UFC.

Diaz joined The Ultimate Fighter 5 as part of Jens Pulver’s team. He went through the elimination round, winning every match via submission, to set up a final match against teammate Manvel Gamburyan.

At the Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale, Diaz forced Gamburyan to tap out in the 2nd round after the latter dislocated his right shoulder following a takedown attempt. Nate Diaz was then crowned the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 5.

Diaz was the victor in his first two UFC matches, defeating Junior Assunção and Alvin Robinson via submission. He then demanded tougher opponents and was scheduled to face Kurt Pellegrino at UFC Fight Night 13.

In the 2nd round of the fight, Diaz managed to set up his triangle-choke submission. And as he locked it up, he started celebrating by flexing and throwing up his middle fingers before Pellegrino eventually tapped out.

Unfortunately, Nate Diaz picked up two straight defeats at the hands of former Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Clay Guida at UFC 94, and former King of the Cage Welterweight Champion Joe Stevenson at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale. Both losses were via decision.

Diaz then made a move to the Welterweight division and made his debut at UFC 111 against Rory Markham. He defeated Markham via TKO in the 1st round to pick up his first UFC welterweight win.

He then suffered two straight losses once again, this time against South Korean fighter Dong Hyun Kim and Rory MacDonald. This prompted him to return to the lightweight division.

After three straight victories, Nate Diaz was scheduled to fight Benson Henderson for the UFC Lightweight Champions as the headliner for UFC on Fox 5. Unfortunately, he lost the fight via unanimous decision as it was a one-sided bout.

Three weeks before the fight, it was revealed that Diaz signed a new eight-fight contract with the UFC.

On May 16, 2013, the UFC suspended Nate Diaz for 90 days and fined him $20,000 after violating the UFC’s code of conduct as he used a homophobic slur on his Twitter page.

After Nate Diaz’s win over Michael Johnson on December 19, 2015, at UFC on Fox 17, Diaz called out Conor McGregor in one of the most iconic post-fight interviews.

Diaz was set as a replacement for Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 196 against Conor McGregor. With only 11 days notice, the fight was set at the welterweight division.

He then won the fight over Conor McGregor via submission in the 2nd round. This was Diaz’s 9th submission victory in the UFC, which tied him at second all-time behind Royce Gracie. Both fighters were awarded Fight of the Night honors and Diaz was given the Performance of the Night award.

A rematch with McGregor was set for UFC 202. This time around, McGregor was named the victor after a majority decision. Once again, the bout was awarded Fight of the Night.

After almost three years without a fight, Nate Diaz made his return in the UFC to face Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 in a welterweight match. Despite the long layoff, Diaz was still dominant throughout the match and he won the fight via unanimous decision.

He then faced Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 for the celebratory “baddest motherf*cker (BMF)” belt. Diaz lost the fight via a technical knockout after a doctor stoppage in between the 3rd and 4th round as the physicians determined that the cut over Diaz’s right eye rendered him unable to continue.

At UFC 263, Nate Diaz faced Leon Edwards in a five-round match, which marks the first time a non-title bout was scheduled for five rounds.

Edwards was in control for most of the fight, but Diaz fought back as late in the 5th round. However, Edwards held on and was named the winner via unanimous decision.

Brothers Nate and Nick Diaz currently run a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in Stockton, California called Nick Diaz Academy. They also founded a CBD company called Game Up Nutrition.

With only one fight left in his UFC contract, many are speculating who Nate Diaz will fight next. In a social media post, Diaz seems to have his eyes on Kamaru Usman as his post hints that he’ll fight the winner of the Usman vs Covington fight at UFC 268. Nonetheless, were you at all stunned by Nate Diaz’s net worth in 2021?