Nick Diaz is a former WEC and IFC Welterweight champion. He has also competed in the UFC, PRIDE FC, Elite Xtreme Combat (before it ceased operations), and Strikeforce. Diaz was promoted to a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Cesar Gracie on May 8, 2007. Diaz is known for having a very modified sport BJJ style that suits his MMA career very well. Diaz lists his favorite submission as the kimura, and he is widely known for his impressive upsidedown guard. Diaz currently teaches jiu-jitsu at Pacific Coast Martial Arts in Stockton, California. Diaz is also a professional boxer and fights in the Super Middleweight weight class.

Nick Diaz's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
03/16/2013 Loss Georges St-Pierre UFC 158: Diaz vs. St-Pierre Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
02/04/2012 Loss Carlos Condit UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
10/29/2011 Win BJ Penn UFC 137 : Penn vs. Diaz Decision Unanimous Decision 3
04/09/2011 Win Paul Daley Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 4:57 Title Fight
01/29/2011 Win Evangelista Santos Strikeforce San Jose Submission Arm Bar 2 4:50 Title Fight
10/09/2010 Win KJ Noons Strikeforce San Jose: Diaz vs. Noons II Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
NSF 05/29/2010 Win Hayato Sakurai Dream 14 Submission Arm Bar 1 0:00
01/30/2010 Win Marius Zaromskis STRIKEFORCE - MIAMI TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 4:38 Title Fight
06/06/2009 Win Scott Smith Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields Submission Rear Naked Choke 3 1:41
04/11/2009 Win Frank Shamrock Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz TKO/RSC 2 3:57
07/26/2008 Win Thomas Denny Elite XC TKO/RSC 2 0:30
NSF 06/14/2008 Win Muhsin Corbbrey EliteXC: Return of the King TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 3 3:59
NSF 05/11/2008 Win Katsuya Inoue Dream 3- Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Quarter Finals TKO/RSC 2 1:45
11/10/2007 Loss KJ Noons EliteXC: Renegade TKO/RSC 2 0:10
NSF 09/15/2007 Win Mike Aina EliteXC: Uprising Decision Unanimous Decision 0
02/24/2007 TBD Takanori Gomi Pride 33: Second Coming 2 1:46
11/18/2006 Win Gleison Tibau UFC 65: Bad Intentions TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 2 2:27
08/26/2006 Win Josh Neer UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral Submission Kimura 3 1:42
05/12/2006 Win Raymond Steinbeiss International Cage Fighting Organization 1: Stockton Decision Unanimous Decision 3
04/15/2006 Loss Sean Sherk UFC 59: Reality Check Decision Unanimous Decision 5
02/04/2006 Loss Joe Riggs UFC 57: Liddell vs Couture 3 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
11/05/2005 Loss Diego Sanchez UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale Decision Unanimous Decision 3
06/04/2005 Win Koji Oishi UFC 53: Heavy Hitters TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 1:24
02/05/2005 Win Drew Fickett UFC 51: Super Saturday TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 4:40
08/21/2004 Loss Karo Parisyan UFC 49: Unfinished Business Decision Split Decision 3
04/02/2004 Win Robbie Lawler UFC 47: It's On TKO/RSC 2 1:31
09/26/2003 Win Jeremy Jackson UFC 44: Undisputed Submission Arm Bar 3 2:04
NSF 07/19/2003 Win Jeremy Jackson International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 18 TKO/RSC 1 4:33
NSF 03/27/2003 Win Joe Hurley WEC 6: Return of a Legend Submission Kimura 1 1:55
NSF 12/14/2002 Loss Kuniyoshi Hironaka Shooto Decision Split Decision 3
NSF 10/24/2002 Win Harris Sarmiento Warriors Quest 8: Young Guns TKO/RSC Corner Stoppage from Strikes 2 1:47
NSF 09/28/2002 Win Blaine Tyler Ultimate Athlete: King of the Mountain TKO/RSC 2 0:00
NSF 09/28/2002 Win Adam Lynn Ultimate Athlete: King of the Mountain Submission Arm Bar 1 0:00
NSF 09/28/2002 Loss Jeremy Jackson Ultimate Athlete: King of the Mountain TKO/RSC 1 0:49
NSF 07/12/2002 Win Chris Lytle International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 17 Decision Split Decision 3
NSF 08/31/2001 Win Mike Wick International Fighting Championship: Warriors Challenge 15 Submission Triangle Choke 1 3:43
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest


Fighter Bio

Career

Nicholas Robert Diaz (born August 2, 1983) is an American professional mixed martial arts fighter. He is also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt and a professional boxer. Díaz is a former WEC and IFC Welterweight champion with a professional MMA record of 14 wins and 6 losses. In the past, he has competed several times in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Diaz currently fights for PRIDE Fighting Championships and EliteXC.

Diaz was born in Stockton, California and went to Tokay High School in Lodi for one year before dropping out. While a freshman, he was a member of the swimming team. Diaz has stated in the past that swimming is one of the main reasons why his cardio is so impressive during his fights. Diaz has also said on multiple occasions that he had a hard childhood and grew up without having his biological father around.

Diaz originally started training in martial arts because he was being bullied by other teenagers who were bigger in size than he was. He then watched the UFC for the first time and soon wanted to be able to fight in the organization. When he is not fighting or training, Diaz is currently a mixed martial arts instructor at Pacific Coast Martial Arts in Stockton. He has a younger brother named Nathan, who is also a professional MMA fighter. He also regularly competes in triathlons as part of his training. Diaz still resides in his hometown of Stockton and is currently single.