When Nate Diaz sets foot in the octagon, you know one thing is certain: An offensive war is about to ensue. The younger of the Diaz brothers, Nate is every bit as aggressive as his brother Nick, and he’s one of the few fighters today that can say in complete truth that they fight each fight with the intention of ending the fight before the final bell sounds.
Nate Diaz is a crowd-pleaser to the core.
Even when coming up short in competition, Diaz dumps his entire being on the mat and refuses to roll over and “give” anyone a win. In Nate’s mind, it’s not over until it’s over. And that’s exactly what makes the man a heavy fan favorite.
Sure, Diaz can be a bit aggressive and demeaning… and demoralizing and intimidating–you see where I’m going with this. From the outside looking in, Nate Diaz may not seem like the nicest guy (he’s actually pretty damn cool away from the cage, I might add) leading up to a fight, but he does what he feels is necessary, and typically it works in bringing him success in fights and loyalty from fans.
The kid knows exactly how to maintain legitimate intensity while selling a fight.
And many a fight this Stockton representative has had. At 27 years old, Nate’s already logged 23 fights, and let me tell you, damn near every one of them has been an aesthetic gift from the MMA gods.
Here are just a few of his most relevant and memorable bouts…