Nate Diaz: Ethnicity, Origin and Nationality

Published 06/08/2021, 11:19 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 05: Nate Diaz reacts to his victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in their welterweight bout during the UFC 196 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Nate Diaz is one of the biggest names in the UFC. The Stockton native was a fan favorite ever since his days on The Ultimate Fighter. However, his fame in the sport skyrocketed after he stopped Conor McGregor at UFC 196. He has since been one of the biggest entities in the sport, capable of selling out arenas and pulling in huge PPV numbers. 

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Diaz returns to the octagon after a near two-year layoff. His last fight was for the ‘BMF’ belt against Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244. Ahead of his upcoming fight against Leon Edwards, we inspect Nate Diaz’s origins, background, ethnicity, how he got into the sport, and more. 

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Nate Diaz is an astute martial artist 

Not much is known about Diaz and his early childhood. However, it is reported that he attended Tokay High School along with his brother Nick Diaz. Both brothers were born in Stockton, California, and proudly represent the 209 Pincode. 

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The 36-year-old American got into martial arts accidentally. Initially, he started by helping his brother train, however, in that time, his love for the sport grew to the point where he decided to go down the same path as his brother. Diaz competed in various other promotions before being signed by the UFC for The Ultimate Fighter S5. The younger Diaz brother won the tournament, earning himself a place on the UFC roster. 

Both brothers are astute martial artists and are in shape all year round. Nate Diaz is also a triathlete, often competing in triathlons. Both brothers also run the Nick Diaz academy where they primarily impart their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu knowledge as both men are extremely high-level Jiu-Jitsu practitioners. 

On his return to the sport this week, Diaz will fight a dangerous opponent in Leon Edwards who is on an eight-fight win streak. Diaz will aim to prove that he is still among the very best at welterweight. He can do that by defeating ‘Rocky’. 

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What do you make of the fight between Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz? Who do you think takes the win? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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