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Nick Diaz

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Win Rate
68 %
Finish Rate
81 %
Decision Win %
42 %

Nick Diaz

6' 1 (185 cm)
76 in. (6' 4/193 cm)
United States
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Cesar Gracie
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Diaz began training in karate and aikido from a young age and also participated in wrestling tournaments during his teenage years. Diaz attended Tokay High School in Lodi, California, for a year before dropping out. Around the same time, after seeing Renzo Gracie in the Pride Fighting Championships, he started training mixed martial arts under Steve Heath at the Animal House gym before joining Cesar Gracie's team. Prior to his debut professional mixed martial arts fight, Diaz's girlfriend, Stephanie died by suicide by walking in front of traffic. After her death, Diaz would run to his girlfriend's grave every day to tell her he would become the fighter she always wanted him to be.
Combat Approach
He made his professional debut in April 2005 against Alfonso Rocha at the Radisson Hotel in Sacramento, California. Diaz displays an unusual boxing style for MMA, relying upon volume punching without full power and occasionally adding in hard punches. Diaz is known for talking trash to his opponents during fights, competes in triathlons for recreation and uses his endurance to constantly put pressure on his opponent, as well as pushing the pace of the fight.
Fighter Trivia
Diaz currently teaches Brazilian jiu-jitsu with his brother Nate in Lodi, California. Both Diaz brothers are advocates for cannabis. Diaz appears in the feature-length documentary Fight Life , which chronicles the lives of mixed martial artists outside the cage; the film is directed by independent filmmaker James Z. Feng and won the Best Documentary Award at the United Film Festival.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: Fight of the Night (One time) vs. B.J. Penn
  • UFC: Submission of the Night (One time) vs. Josh Neer
  • Strikeforce: Strikeforce Welterweight Championship (One time; First)
  • Strikeforce: Most successful welterweight title defenses in Strikeforce (Three)
  • Strikeforce: Most consecutive welterweight title defenses in Strikeforce (Three)
  • Strikeforce: 2010 Fight of the Year vs. K. J. Noons on October 9
  • World Extreme Cagefighting: WEC Welterweight Championship (One time; First)
  • International Sport Karate Association: ISKA MMA Americas Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • International Fighting Championship: IFC U.S. Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • International Fighting Championship: One successful title defense
  • International Fighting Championship: IFC Americas Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • Ultimate Athlete: UA 4 Welterweight Tournament Runner-Up
  • Sherdog Awards: 2011 Round of the Year vs. Paul Daley on April 9; Round 1
  • Sherdog Awards: 2011 All-Violence First Team
  • Inside Fights: 2007 Fight of the Year vs. Takanori Gomi on February 24
  • US Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open: 2004 Purple Belt Gold Medalist
  • Pan-American Championship Jiu Jitsu: 2005 Brown Belt (Middle): 1st Place
  • Pan-American Championship Jiu Jitsu: 2005 Brown Belt (Open): 3rd Place

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Fighter Videos

UFC Debut: Nick Diaz vs Jeremy Jackson 3 | Free Fight


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