‘Because It’s Nonsense’- Joe Rogan Denies Nate Diaz’s Vegan Status

Published 12/18/2021, 10:15 AM EST
PASADENA, CA – NOVEMBER 01: Comedian Joe Rogan performs during his appearance at The Ice House Comedy Club on November 1, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael Schwartz/WireImage)

Unlike other UFC fighters, Nate Diaz reportedly follows a vegan lifestyle. He also avoids dairy products and follows a plant-based diet for his fight preparation.


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It all started when Stockton’s second son consumed only vegan food before a competition. And after his bout, he ate other foods. This made him sick and uneasy for a month. Ever since then, Diaz is following a vegan diet. Even his older brother Nick Diaz prefers vegan food over meat and eggs.

In an interview with Men’s Journal, Nate Diaz said, “Who’s the real beast? [Eating predominantly raw and vegan] is more savvy and animalistic than anything. If anything, meat’s gonna slow you down,”


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However, the famous podcast host and commentator Joe Rogan denies the fact that Diaz is Vegan. In a recent episode of his podcast, Rogan had a discussion with the UFC bantamweight fighter Marlon Vera, where he discussed the vegan diet.

While talking about Nate Diaz, Rogan said, Nah, he doesn’t eat vegan. They keep saying that. That’s not true. I Mean he eats eggs and fish and I mean I don’t know if he’s still eating fish.”

“But he certainly was at one point of time. But the vegans love to claim him. Because it’s nonsense. They just tried to find just one person who’s like elite on a vegan diet.”

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Diaz has been in the sport for a long time now. He is one of the most prominent names in the UFC. However, he took a hiatus from fighting in 2016 but returned after two years.

He is fresh from his recent loss against Leon Edwards at UFC 263. It was a five-round, non-title bout. However, since then, he is waiting for his next viable opponent.

What Lies Next for Nate Diaz?

Ever since his loss at UFC 263, fans are speculating many names, including Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal for Diaz’s next fight. However, there has been no official announcement from UFC.

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)

Previously, the UFC president Dana White was interested in making a clash between Diaz and Khamzat Chimaev. But Diaz wasn’t interested in the fight.


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Interestingly, Diaz might opt for a prospect from the lightweight division. The former interim champion Dustin Poirier lost his second title fight at UFC 269.


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Ever since then, he and Diaz are going back and forth on the internet. Reports also suggest that both the parties might have agreed to fight next year. However, the UFC is yet to announce. Hence, the fans will have to wait for Diaz’s next clash.

What are your thoughts on Joe Rogan’s words? Who do you think should Diaz fight next? Let us know in the comments.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.