Ever since his win against Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz has seen his popularity sky rocket. Today he is one of the biggest names in the sport capable of selling out arenas had pulling in huge PPV numbers. How did he get there? let's find out.
Nate Diaz got into the sport once he started helping his brother prepare for his MMA fights. Both me are astute martial artists and are top-level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners.
Nate Diaz was part of The Ultimate Fighter Season 5. He went on to win the tournament and started his run in the promotion.
Fortunes changed for Diaz once he beat Conor McGregor at UFC 196. Although he was a fan favorite he was not very well know. UFC 196 changed that in an instant.
Diaz's rematch against Conor McGregor at UFC 202 might not have gone his way but he further cemented himself as a huge name in the sport.
At UFC 244, Diaz took on Masvidal for the 'BMF' belt proving once again that he is capable of headlining and selling out PPV events. The fight however, did not go his way.
Diaz returns to action this weekend after almost two years off. He takes on a tough challenger in Leon Edwards and will be hoping to get back into the win column.