Nick Diaz is a professional mixed martial artist who has competed in various championships. He is currently signed with the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). He has appeared in the documentary called ‘Fight-Life’ in 2013. In his career, he has competed in ‘WEC (World Extreme Cagefighting)’, ‘UFC’, ‘Strikeforce’, ‘PRIDE’, ‘Shooto’, ‘DREAM’, and ‘EliteXC’. Diaz is a former welterweight champion in WEC and Strikeforce. He began his career as a welterweight in 2001. In 2007-08, he was in the lightweight category. From 2015, Diaz has appeared in the middleweight category. He holds a 3rd degree Black Belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. The estimated net worth of Nick Diaz is $3.5 million.
Nicholas Robert “Nick” Diaz was born on August 2, 1983, in Stockton, California. He was born to Melissa Diaz and is of English and Mexican descent. He attended the Tokay High School in Lodi California. He was a member of the swim team. He started training in aikido and karate from a very young age. During his teen years, he also participated in wrestling events. When he was 16, he began training in ‘Sambo’. In May 2007, he earned his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
He is teaching Brazilian jiu-jitsu in Lodi, California with his brother Nathan. He is an advocate for cannabis. At the age of 18 years, Diaz became a mixed martial arts fighter. In just his second pro fight, he became a champion. He won the IFC Welterweight Championship by defeating Chris Lytle in July 2002.
It was reported that Nick Diaz was dating Misty Brown. They have been spotted many times together. He currently teaches Brazilian jiu-jitsu in Lodi, California and is training with Nico Lipari.
In 2002, Nick Diaz was invited for the Ultimate Athlete’s King of the Mountain. He then participated in the Warriors Quest. This was followed by winning the WEC Welterweight Championship by defeating Joe Hurley. He successfully defended his IFC Welterweight Championship against Jeremy Jackson. He defeated Robbie Lawler in the Octagon at UFC 47. He then had a victory against Karo Parisyan at the UFC 49.
In Stockton, Diaz defeated Ray Steinbeiss International Cage Fighting Organization by a unanimous decision. He then signed with the Gracie Fighting Championships and left the UFC. In his first PRIDE Fighting Championship match, he had a victory over Takanori Gomi. In 2007, he was suspended for six months after testing positive for marijuana. In September 2007, he defeated Mike Aina at the EliteXC in Hawaii. He had a tough fight with Muhsin Corbbrey at the EliteXC’s “Return of the KING”.
In DREAM 3, he defeated Katsuya Inoue. Diaz won the Strikeforce Welterweight Championship in a highly interesting matchup against Marius Žaromskis. He has successfully defended this title for three consecutive terms. In September 2015, Nick Diaz was suspended for 5 years by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after failing a drug test at the UFC 183.
Nick Diaz has won many championships in his career. He is the Pan-American Brown Belt Medium Weight Division Champion. He is also a Purple Belt Gold Medalist at the 2004 US Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open. Diaz has won the 2011 Sherdog Awards. Nick Diaz is best known as a UFC Champion.
How much is Nick Diaz Net Worth in 2017
Nick Diaz started his career at a very young age. He won his first championship in his second professional match. He has won numerous matches in his career and has also had memorable fights against some of the top fighters. Nick Diaz’s net worth is an estimated $3.5 million US dollars as of 2017.
He owes this wealth to all the success he had in his matches. He is the winner of the inaugural Strikeforce Welter Championship and has won many other championships. Nick Diaz also holds many mixed martial arts record. As a professional boxer, he has defeated Alfonso Rocha in April 2009. Diaz is also the first ever WEC Welterweight Champion.
Nick Diaz was fined with 30% of the match fee after testing positive for marijuana in 2012. He was fined $165,000 for his drug failure in 2015. However, it was reduced to $100,000 following his appeal. As per the recent report, Diaz has come up with an agreement with Nevada State Athletic Commission and has allowed him to participate once again in all combat sports activities.