Despite previously being classified as a fighter who doesn’t tend to ‘move the needle’ by UFC president Dana White, Nate Diaz has always been a star, and a fan favorite to say the least.
The Stockton native has been a popular name in the sport for years now, but perhaps his star power has never been as a high as it now. In recent months, Diaz has transformed into one of the biggest draws in the sport, taking his career to an all-new level.
Putting on one of the best interviews in recent memory on a special edition of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani yesterday (Wed., May 25, 2016), Diaz spoke on the newfound attention he’s been receiving as well as the status of his future.
Expected to return to action in the coming months, it’s an interesting time to look back on the lengthy career of Stockton’s finest.
Let’s take a look at five times that Nate Diaz shined bright.