Nate Diaz Boxing Skills Breakdown
Nathan “Nate” Diaz (born April 16, 1985) is an American mixed martial artist from Stockton, California, currently competing for the UFC in the lightweight and welterweight divisions. He is also the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 5. He is the younger brother of former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion and WEC Welterweight Champion, Nick Diaz. In addition to the UFC, Diaz has competed in the WEC, Strikeforce, and Pancrase in Japan.
Nate is a black belt under Cesar Gracie (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), and has been with boxing coach Richard Perez, for most of his career. Diaz was tapped as a replacement to face Conor McGregor on March 5, 2016, at UFC 196, filling in for an injured Rafael dos Anjos. With Diaz only having eleven days notice, the fight took place at welterweight (170 lbs) due to lack of time to cut weight. Diaz won the fight via submission in the second round. Both fighters were awarded Fight of the Night honors and Diaz was also awarded the Performance of the Night bonus.
Since then Nate’s star has risen dramatically and he’s long overdue for a breakdown from yours truly
As of 4/21/16 A rematch with McGregor, contested again at welterweight, was scheduled for July 9, 2016, at UFC 200. However, on April 19, the UFC announced that McGregor had been pulled from the event after failing to fulfil media obligations in Las Vegas related to the fight.
Height: 6 ft 0 in / Weight 169 lb / Reach 76.0 in