Nate Díaz’s MMA record: stats, KOs, wins and losses before his fight against Jake Paul
As he prepares to make his professional boxing debut against the ‘Problem Child’, Jake Paul himself, we’re taking a look at the fight record of the former UFC star.
When the bell rings at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, August 5th, fight fans know that they’re going to be in for a wild ride. The YouTuber turned prizefighter has begun to build a reputation - in some circles - as a decent fighter, while his opponent is as hard as they come, and a legend of the UFC. Whatever happens on Saturday night, it’s going to be epic.
Nate Diaz is a UFC icon
There are a select group of fighters who immediately come to mind when one thinks of the UFC, and it would be silly to not count Nate Diaz among them. The 38-year-old California native is one of the most durable fighters that the MMA scene has witnessed in many years and despite the fact that he’s never actually won a title, is widely considered one of the promotion’s most dangerous men. From Connor McGregor to Tony Ferguson, there are few big names that Diaz hasn’t tussled with and every single one of them will likely have not-so-nice memories of those clashes. Where titles are concerned, Diaz had his best chance when he faced Benson Henderson for the UFC Lightweight Championship back in December 2012. Sadly, he was unable to make good on his promise that day and quite frankly, never had such a clear-cut opportunity again.
What is Nate Diaz’s fight record?
Nate Diaz comes into his clash with Jake Paul having contested a total of 35 professional fights, with a record of 22-13. Thirteen of those wins came by way of submission, four by decision, and five by knockout.
Has Nate Diaz ever won a title?
Though he won the Ultimate Fighter 5 tournament, Fight of the Night on eight occasions, and a few other accolades, the reality is that Diaz has never actually won a world championship. With his UFC days now behind him, it looks like it will stay that way, but we’re pretty sure he’ll take a win over Jake Paul as a nice consolation.
What was Nate Diaz’s biggest win?
Without a doubt, Diaz’s biggest win came on March 5th, 2016, when he came up against and defeated Conor McGregor at UFC 196. Undoubtedly two of the best fighters at the time, the pair of welterweights faced off in what was one of the most anticipated fights of that year. Via the use of a crafty rear-naked chokehold, Diaz secured a second-round submission and with it ‘Performance of the Night’ honors.