Stockton Strong: How Nate Diaz Became One Of MMA’s Biggest Stars


After a long career full of triumph, defeat, and wrestling with his employers, Nate Diaz has finally become a somewhat unexpected breakout star in the UFC.

When it comes to achieving notoriety in the UFC, Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor seem to have figured out the formula to being the most popular stars, and much of it involves a heavy dose of trash talk and/or self-promotion.

While that’s proven to work, Diaz is a different character and has paved a different path than the rest despite certainly talking a big game. Read on for our list of how he’s managed to become a one of the most admirable stars in the UFC.