Nathan Donald Diaz professionally known as Nate Diaz, is an American mixed martial artist currently competing for the UFC in the Lightweight division and was The Ultimate Fighter 5 winner. He is ranked the #8 Lightweight fighter in the world by Sherdog as of September 2013. He is the younger brother of retired mixed martial artist Nick Diaz. In addition to the UFC, Nate Diaz has competed in the WEC, Strikeforce, and Pancrase in Japan. Nate, the younger brother of Nick Diaz, was born and raised in Stockton, California. Like his brother, he went to Tokay High School. Together, they run a jiu-jitsu school in Lodi, California. Diaz was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 5, which exclusively featured Lightweights, fighting on Jens Pulver’s team. In the preliminary round, Diaz defeated Rob Emerson by submission; in the quarterfinals he defeated fellow Team Pulver teammate Corey Hill via triangle choke submission in the first round. In the semifinals, Diaz defeated Team Penn member Gray Maynard by submission, advancing to the finals where he faced teammate Manny Gamburyan. After losing the first round, Diaz won by submission after Gamburyan was forced to tap out in the second round due to the dislocation of his right shoulder as the result of attempting a takedown. With the victory, Diaz became the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 5.
Birth Date: April 16th
Hometown: Stockton, California
Current Residence: Stockton, California
Family: Nick Diaz ( brother )
Association: Cesar Gracie Fight Team
Favorite Technique: Jiu Jitsu, boxing