Nate Diaz Record: Former UFC Legend Boasts 34 Fight Record & One Boxing Bout vs Jake Paul

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Nate Diaz is one of the biggest names in recent MMA history having had a long and stellar UFC career. He has also ventured into the boxing ring as a pro, hence our deep dive into the Nate Diaz record in both MMA and boxing.

Nate Diaz Record – MMA & UFC

It’s fair to say that Nate Diaz has had his fair share of MMA bouts. All in all, Diaz has had 34 MMA fights, with all but seven of them coming inside the UFC.

His record in the UFC is a fairly even one of 16-11. Diaz fought everyone put in front of him in the UFC, whether that have been at lightweight (155-pounds) or welterweight (170-pounds).

The California man won his first five fights in the UFC, before losing two bouts back-to-back to Clay Guida and Joe Stevenson respectively. Diaz then bounced back by winning three of his next four, before again losing two in a row to Dong Hyun Kim and Rory MacDonald.

Then came another three fight winning streak, including wins over the likes of Jim Miller and Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. After losing three of his next four fights, Diaz then got back to winning ways with a unanimous decision victory over Michael Johnson.

Next came the biggest win of Nate Diaz’s career. We are of course talking about the famous win over ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor. Diaz came in on short notice to face the Irishman, and shocked the world by submitting McGregor in the second round of their bout at UFC 196 in March 2016.

The huge upset victory for Diaz of course set up a rematch with McGregor. Diaz was paid over $5 million for the rematch, but lost a close decision on that occasion. After that majority decision defeat to Conor McGregor, Diaz took a three year break from the UFC, not fighting again until August 2019.

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He did return and in style. Diaz came back after three years way from the sport to defeat former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis via unanimous decision at UFC 241. That set up a huge fight for Diaz with Jorge Masvidal next at UFC 244. Not only was the fight massive, but it was also for the new BMF Title (baddest motherf****r).

On that occasion, ‘Gamebred’ stopped Diaz in the third round, much to the frustration of the Stockton man. Diaz was bleeding heavily, hence why the doctor stopped the fight. Next up for Nate Diaz was a welterweight bout against the now UFC Welterweight Champion, Leon Edwards.

Diaz was comprehensively beaten over the course of five rounds in what ended up being his penultimate fight in the UFC. Diaz’s last ever MMA fight came in September 2022 at UFC 279 as he faces fellow UFC veteran Tony Ferguson.

It was a fairy tail ending for Diaz, who defeated ‘El Cucuy’ via rear naked choke submission in the fourth round of their fight in Las Vegas, Nevada. That takes us up to now in the professional MMA career of Nate Diaz.

There have been rumors that Diaz could return to the octagon for one final fight in 2024, but that remains to be seen. A trilogy with Conor McGregor does make sense though for both fighters.

Nate Diaz Record – Boxing

Nate Diaz began a new career in professional boxing in August 2023 as he faced Jake Paul on debut at the American Airline Center, Dallas, Texas.

This is the only fight Diaz has had so far in the pro boxing ring, losing via unanimous decision to ‘The Problem Child’. Diaz was knocked down early by Jake Paul, but fought right to the end and make it to the final bell, even winning a round or two of his own.

It remains to be seen whether or not Nate Diaz will have another fight in the boxing ring or not. He may well have another clash with a famous celebrity for millions of dollars, which makes total sense for the former UFC legend.

If Diaz does hang up the boxing gloves and leaves the sport after just one fight, then fair play to him. He earned millions for fighting Jake Paul, which will have set him up for life. Not to mention the millions he made from his UFC career too.

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