Nick Diaz (born August 2, 1983) is an American professional mixed martial artist (MMA) who is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Since beginning his fight career in 2001, Diaz has competed in the UFC, PRIDE FC, Strikeforce, EliteXC, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), DREAM, and Shooto. He is also a former welterweight champion in both Strikeforce and WEC, and older brother to UFC star Nate Diaz.
“I started training because I was having problems with some people who were bigger physically than I was. When I saw the UFC, I was impressed and wanted to some day be able to perform like those fighters.” Diaz said about why he chose to begin training and fighting.