TMZ caught up with Stockton 209 – what – WHAT?! native Nathan Diaz and asked him about a trilogy bout with Conor McGregor. The bout is unlikely to take place anytime soon thanks to McGregor’s bus attack. Still, he didn’t hold back and said that Conor was scared for his life. Check it out…
PROMMA.INFO’s “Fast Eddie” Constantine caught up with UFC Lightweight Nate Diaz at the 2009 Gracie Open in San Francisco, Calif., at the Kezar Pavilion this past Saturday. Diaz talked about his victory over Adam Piccolotti in the Brown Belt division, Melvin Guillard, his brother’s super fight, and training between fights. The Diaz boys are never … Read more
Nate Diaz (10-3) will fight Joe Stevenson (29-10) at The Ultimate Fighter season nine finale on June 20th according to the UFC.
Nate Diaz, brother of UFC veteran and current Strikeforce fighter, Nick Diaz, is the winner of the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter. Diaz was undefeated in the UFC on a five fight win streak until he met Clay Guida at UFC 94 in January.
Joe Stevenson has lost three of his last four bouts and desperately needs a win to stay alive in the UFC’s lightweight division. In fact, it is quite possible Stevenson’s job could be on the line in this fight. Although his recent losses have been against top lightweights Sanchez, Florian, and Penn, it is rare the UFC will keep a fighter with three losses in a row.
By: Kelvin Hunt
Going into this fight with Josh Neer, Nate Diaz had 4 wins in the UFC…all of them coming by submission. Josh Neer a veteran of the UFC is a very well rounded fighter, and I thought would pose some interesting problems for Diaz. Actually, I picked Neer to win because prior to last night Diaz had been relying solely on his BJJ pedigree to win fights. I knew that wouldn’t work against a fighter like Neer. However, last night Diaz finally showed other dimensions of his game. He fought eerily similar to his brother Nick, in that he used good boxing skills, good transitions, and a high pace to get the win.