Nick Diaz 2021: Record, Net Worth, Salary and Endorsements
Akin to his brother Nate Diaz, Nick Diaz is also one of the most talked-about prospects in the MMA community. The Stockton native is considered one of the most dominating fighters in the UFC welterweight division. Professionally fighting since 2001, Diaz has also fought in the lightweight and middleweight divisions in his MMA career.
Besides UFC, Diaz has also put on a great show fighting in other MMA promotions such as PRIDE, Strikeforce, EliteXC, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), DREAM, and Shooto. Moreover, the Stockton native has claimed championship titles in most of these promotions. He has also dipped his toes in other combat sports such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and professional boxing.?
Nick Diaz: UFC Career
Diaz made his UFC debut on September 26, 2003, at UFC 44, where he claimed a spectacular submission (armbar) victory over Jeremy Jackson. In his second UFC fight, the Stockton native clashed against the then-rising prospect and future UFC welterweight champion, Robbie Lawler, at UFC 47. He made a statement by defeating Lawler via KO in the second round.
In his UFC career, Diaz has fought several elite fighters such as Frank Shamrock, Carlos Condit, Paul Daley, and BJ Penn, to name a few. Meanwhile, he claimed the inaugural Strikeforce welterweight title by defeating Marius Zaromskis in January 2010. He then successfully defended the title three times before coming back to the UFC.
The Stockton native has also fought the MMA GOAT, Georges St-Pierre, for the UFC welterweight title. The pair clashed at UFC 158, where Diaz put up a good fight, but eventually lost via unanimous decision.
His last fight was against Anderson Silva at UFC 183 on January 31, 2015, where Diaz lost via unanimous decision. However, the bout was declared as a no-contest after the pair tested positive for banned substances.?
Now, Diaz will make his UFC comeback after a 6-year long layoff. This return will be in a rematch of 17 years in the making against Robbie Lawler at UFC 266 on September 25, 2021.?
The Stockton native has put together a combined UFC, WEC, PRIDE, Elite XC, DREAM, and Strikeforce record of 19-7-0 (2 NC).
Nick Diaz: Fighting Style
Diaz is one of the best all-around fighters and has an elite striking and ground game. He holds the strength to knock out his opponents, having 13 victories coming in this manner. Meanwhile, he is always ready to take the fight on the mat if necessary, where he was triumphant eight times in his career.
Nick Diaz: Achievements
Diaz has a magnificent professional MMA record of 26-9-0 (2 NC). In UFC, he has claimed one 'Fight of the Night' and one 'Submission of the Night' bonus each. Moreover, the Stockton native has also achieved brilliant success outside of the UFC.
Diaz is a former Strikeforce, WEC, ISKA MMA, IFC U.S., and IFC Americas welterweight champion. Akin to his brother Nate Diaz, he is also a BJJ black belt under Cesar Gracie. Moreover, he also has an undefeated professional boxing record of 1-0.
Nick Diaz: Endorsements
Apart from the fight purses from UFC, Diaz also has some tie-ups with companies such as Game Up Nutrition and his own Nick Diaz Academy. Besides that, Diaz also earns a fair share from his Academy's customized clothing brand.
Nick Diaz: Net Worth and Salary 2021
Diaz has a net worth of over $3 Million, as per the Celebrity Net Worth. As of September 2021, he has estimated MMA career earnings of over $1,759,450, as per The Sports Daily. His biggest paycheck ($400,000) came from his last fight against Anderson Silva in 2015.
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|Born||August 02, 1983|
|Residence||Stockton, United States|
|Gym||Cesar Gracie Fight Team|
|Weight / Division||185 lbs / Middleweight|
|Record||26-9-0 (2 NC)|
|Active Win Streak||0|
|Wins by Stoppage (Submissions & KO/TKO)||21 (13 T/KO and 8 Submissions)|
|Estimated Net Worth||$3 million|
|Endorsements||Nick Diaz Academy, and Game Up Nutrition|
|Mother's Name||Melissa Diaz|