Biography(references)Aged 17, Diakiese began training in mixed martial arts to keep fit and stay out of trouble. Before turning professional, he worked as a railway engineer. Diakiese was also a promising footballer before committing to mixed martial arts.
Fighter Trivia(references)Diakiese has two children, a son named Junior and a daughter named Matilda, with his fiancée. In 2017, he became the first UFC fighter to pose for Gay Times, an LGBT publication.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Teemu Packalén
UFC: Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Rafael Fiziev
BAMMA: BAMMA Lonsdale British Lightweight Championship (One time). Two successful title defenses
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