Who Is Coaching Nate Diaz and Who Is in Nate Diaz’s Camp?

Published 06/12/2021, 11:45 AM 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 Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Nate Diaz is all set to return to the UFC after more than a year. The fighter will face Leon Edwards at the UFC 263 event. While Diaz lost his last UFC fight against Jorge Masvidal. He still has an impressive MMA record (20-12) and would be looking to make a strong comeback against ‘Rocky’.

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Over the years Diaz has been a part of some great UFC fights and has had incredible success. The fighter has notable victories over fighters like Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone. While there is no question about how Diaz’s hard work was the primary factor in his success. His coaching team has also played a big part in everything the fighter has achieved in the UFC.

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Nate Diaz along with his brother Nick Diaz is a part of the Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu training facility. The facility is located in California and was founded by Cesar Gracie. The primary trainers of the academy are Matheus Andre, Alessandro Ferreira, Andre Freitas, Jake Shields and Richard Perez.

How does Nate Diaz train, and why he takes part in Triathlons?

Nate Diaz and his team do believe the conventional aspects of training. However, the fighter has also been many times seen doing training in ways that aren’t necessarily associated with MMA fighters.

Recently Diaz and his team were seen going out on a long night run. ‘The Stockton Slugger’ loves doing such things and has been taking part in Triathlons since he was 18 years old. Recently the fighter talked about how taking part in Triathlons helps him improve in individual aspects of different sports.

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Diaz talked about how as in a Triathlon one needs to best at swimming, running and biking, the same goes for MMA. As for a MMA fighter to be great, he needs to be good at boxing, wrestling, kickboxing, etc.

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Diaz has a great team with him that helps him train in ways that suit his style. Different coaches help Diaz improve different areas of his game. Richard Perez helps him with Boxing while Cesar Gracie focuses on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This helps Diaz in improving individual aspects of his game and makes him such a great fighter.

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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