- Date of Birth:
- August 2, 1983
- 6' 0"
Nick Diaz (born Nickolas Robert Diaz in Stockton, CA on August 2, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist who is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Nick is a two-time world champion, a former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion, and a former WEC Welterweight Champion. He has been a professional competitor since 2001 when, just after his 18th birthday, he won his first fight, submitting Mike Wick with a triangle choke at IFC Warriors Challenge 15. Nick would become a champion in just his second professional fight, defeating Chris Lytle for the IFC Welterweight Championship in July 2002. Not only has he competed for the UFC, but he’s also competed for PRIDE, Strikeforce, EliteXC, the WEC, DREAM, and Shooto. Nick took the next step in his MMA career by launching his own promotion called WAR MMA. The first event took place on June 22, 2013 in Stockton, California, headlined by Nick’s teammate Daniel Roberts against Justin Baesman.
Best Known For:
Nick Diaz is best known for being a UFC champion.
Nick Diaz is of Mexican-American heritage. He is the older brother of UFC fighter Nate Diaz, and attended Tokay High School in Lodi, California, for a year before dropping out. While a freshman, he was a member of the swim team. Nick began training in karate and aikido from a young age and also participated in wrestling tournaments during his teenage years. Nick currently teaches Brazilian jiu-jitsu at his and Nate’s school in Lodi, California, and trains with Nico Lipari.