Nickolas Robert Diaz is an American professional mixed martial artist who fights in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former Strikeforce, WEC, and IFC welterweight champion and, in the UFC, a championship contender. He also participated in the PRIDE, EliteXC, Dream, and Shooto competitions. Nick is the older brother of fellow UFC fighter Nate Diaz, and the brothers are two of the sport’s most influential figures. New information about Nate Diaz’s next fight should be coming out soon, but it won’t be in the UFC Octagon. The Californian is the biggest free agent in combat sports, and his next fight could be in mixed martial arts, boxing, bare-knuckle boxing, or even grappling. We take a look at some of the possible opponents.
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The professional MMA debut of Nick Diaz
On August 31, 2001, Diaz made his professional debut against Mike Wick on the preliminary card of IFC: Warriors Challenge 15. Mike Wick, who entered the bout with an MMA professional record of 0-0-0, was defeated in his first professional bout. Nick Diaz defeated Mike Wick by submission in the first round at 3:43.
Nick Diaz’s Most Recent Victory When?
On Saturday, October 29, 2011, at UFC 137, Diaz defeated BJ Penn to earn his most recent victory. By decision, Nick Diaz defeated BJ Penn in Round 3 at 5:00. Following the bout’s selection as Fight of the Night, both competitors received post-fight bonuses. Nick Diaz has won 26 fights and won 81% of them, with 13 wins by knockout, 8 wins by submission, and five wins by decision.
Who Will Nick Diaz Next Fight?
Diaz finished the last fight of his long-term contract at UFC 279. He beat former lightweight champion Tony Ferguson by submission to go out in style. His world is the fight game, and he could show up next anywhere. That’s why he should fight boxers Jake Paul and Anderson Silva or MMA fighter Yaroslav Amosov, who is the Bellator welterweight champion.
Paul and Diaz have been yelling at each other on social media for the past couple of years, and the YouTuber-turned-boxer has said more than once that he would like to fight the MMA legend. If Paul beats UFC legend, Anderson Silva in October, a fight between Paul and Diaz would be one of the biggest fights in boxing that doesn’t involve fighters in the rankings.
If the 47-year-old MMA legend were to stop the Paul gravy train, a boxing match between the two UFC legends would be an easy sell to both men’s large fan bases of combat sports.
Diaz will only fight for another MMA promotion if he can get a lot of money and a title fight right away. This means that Bellator and the Ukrainian welterweight star Amosov, who has never lost a fight, could be the best place for Diaz to return to cage fighting. Bellator is sometimes willing to pay a lot of money for free agents, and a fight between Diaz and Amosov would be very good for the company in many ways.
White confirmed in January that Leon Edwards would be Usman’s next opponent. An official date has not yet been set. In his most recent fight, at UFC 263, in June, Edwards beat Nick’s brother Nate.
When Did Nick Diaz Last Suffer A Defeat?
On Saturday, September 25, 2021, at UFC 266, Diaz suffered his most recent defeat against Robbie Lawler. Robbie Lawler defeated Nick Diaz at 0:44 in Round 3 by KO/TKO.
In September 2021, Diaz came back after a six-year break to fight Robbie Lawler. In the third round, he was knocked down. The referee gave him a chance to get back up, but he quit the fight instead. Three months after the fight, UFC President Dana White told ESPN‘s Brett Okamoto that he doesn’t think Diaz should continue to fight.
“I don’t think Nick should fight, no matter how good he looked [against Lawler] or what he did after such a long break,” White said. It’s not that I wanted it to happen. He is an adult, so he can do whatever he wants. I don’t think Nick does it because he likes it, though. “Nick does it, I think because he has to.”
Since UFC 137 in October 2011, when he beat B.J. Penn by unanimous decision, Diaz has not won a fight. Carlos Condit and Georges St-Pierre have since beaten him. Anderson Silva also beat Diaz at UFC 183, but the result was changed to a “no contest” because Silva failed several drug tests before the fight. Diaz was banned from fighting for five years by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after he tested positive for marijuana before the fight. It was the third time in his career that he had failed a test in this way.
Nick Diaz’s Net Worth
A fighter’s success is measured by how much money they make throughout their career. Nate Diaz’s estimated net worth is about $8 million.