Let us discover about the American former mixed martial artist, Nick Diaz who is now a promoter. Besides, he has also competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship(UFC). Since he began his career in 2001, he has competed games in UFC, PRIDE, Strikeforce, EliteXC, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), DREAM, and Shooto.
Diaz is also a controversial figure who has been involved in several controversies and arrested as well. As the articles of Dailymail on 25 May 2018, he was arrested in Las Vegas in the charge of domestic abuse with felony domestic battery by a victim. If you want to discover more of his details than keep scrolling.
Caption: Nick Diaz, the former MMA player, and promoters.
Nick Diaz: Bio, Family, Education
The player was born as Nicholas Robert Diaz on 2 August 1983, in Stockton, California, United States. He grew up with his two siblings: brother Nate (Nathan) Diaz and sister Nina Diaz. His younger brother Nate is also an American MMA and UFC player. The two brothers together are advocaters for Cannabis and teach Brazilian jiu-jitsu in Lodi, California.
For his education, he had attended Tokay High School in Lodi. But he dropped out of school to pursue his career in sports. During his time in school, he became a member of the school’s swim team. Thereafter, his passion for wrestling and fights game, he began to participate in wrestling tournaments since his teenage years. However, he started to take training in Karate and aikido from a young age. At the age of sixteen, he began training Sambo and then Brazilian jiu-jitsu where he gained blackbelt from Cesar Gracie on May 8, 2007.
Nick Diaz: Career & Life Achievements
From the year 2001, he started his professional career in wrestling or fighting. After his eighteenth birthday, he joined MMA and won his first match against Mike Wick with a triangle choke at IFC Warriors Challenge 15. Following that he got his second win after defeating Chris Lytle at IFC Warriors Challenge 17 for the IFC Welterweight Championship in July 2002.
After his success in IFC, UFC signed him and made his debut at UFC 44 competing against a trilogy Jeremy Jackson. Then he set to take highly-touted future EliteXC Middleweight Champion Robbie Lawler on the Octagon at UFC 47. Thereafter, before his match UFC 57 against Joe Riggs, he had a fight at an official press conference for which UFC president Dana White had to separate them.
He has also fought in PRIDE FC, EliteXC, Strikeforce, and Dream. However, since 2015, he has not participated in any of the fights. In his career, he has won 26 matches and losses 9. Further, he launched the MMA promotion WAR MMA in June 2013.
Nick Diaz: Personal Life & Wife
Coming over to his personal life, well, he had a successful career before his retirement from the games. But as for his personal life, there is not much information, he has revealed it. However, his current relationship status is not available on the media, he is not a married man as well. Previously, before debuting his professional MMA career, his girlfriend, Stephanie died by suicide while walking in front of traffic.
Further, during 2018, a video came out where a lady claiming to be Diaz’s girlfriend/wife. Also, she posted pictures of a wedding ring with a random photo of Nick that never have seen as a happy couple in her alleged bed. However, no one has come out and confirmed her claims.
Controversies & Legal Issues:
He seems to be a bit of a controversial figure who has involved in a few controversies as well as in legal issues. He involved in a group fight in April 2010 when Jason Miller entered the Cage without proper approval. Then, Miller with five other participants was given a three-month suspension with fines ranging from $5000 to $7000.
In September 2015, the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended him for 5 years following his failed drug test and fined $165,000. Later in 2016, his suspension reduced to 18 months and $100000 and officially lifted on 1 August 2016.
Nick Diaz: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Diaz gained international exposure and worldwide attention which had helped to earn a good income. Further, he has also launched MMA promotion WAR MMA and received around $2 million from Pay-Per-View as of now. Therefore, he has a net worth estimated at around $3 million.
The MMA former player is active on social media sites like Twitter and Instagram with personal and verified accounts. It seems that he is gaining millions of followers everywhere he goes! The martial artist has around 1.3m followers on his Instagram account while over 616k followers on his Twitter account. Also, he has a Facebook profile @OfficialNickDiaz209 with more than 411.2k followers. If you are looking forward to catching up with the fierce former fighter then here is your chance.
Nick Diaz: Body Measurements
The 36 years old athlete has a tall height of 6 feet or 1.82 in meters and weighs around 77 kg. His body has measurements of 40 inches chest, 31 inches waist, and 14.5 inches biceps. Further, he has light brown hair color with brown eye color.