Nate Diaz will try to become the UFC's sixth lightweight champion at UFC on FOX on Saturday night.
The Stockton, CA native has won all three fights since his return to the lightweight division. That was good enough to earn him a shot at the winner of Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson. Now, with that decided, he is ready to capture gold.
Since winning the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter, Diaz has been one of the most consistent performers in the UFC.
The talking is just about done. The title fight looms.
These are five reasons you should be rooting for Diaz on Saturday.