Throwback | We’re going back in time to Strikeforce Nashville. Jake Shields just won the biggest fight of his career, a Middleweight Title bout with Dan Henderson in a 5 round war. As soon as the fight was over Jason “Mayhem” Miller thought it would be an awesome idea to storm the cage and call out Shields for a rematch. Well it went horribly wrong and he felt the wrath of the Diaz brothers first hand…..sometimes….these things happen in MMA.
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Nicholas Robert “Nick” Diaz (born August 2, 1983) is an American professional mixed martial artist who was last signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Since beginning his career in 2001, Diaz has competed in UFC, PRIDE, Strikeforce, EliteXC, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), DREAM, and Shooto. He is a former welterweight champion in Strikeforce and WEC, and is the older brother of Nate Diaz. Diaz, who is of Mexican and English descent, was born and raised in Stockton, California. Diaz attended Tokay High School in Lodi, California, for a year before dropping out. While a freshman, he was a member of the swim team. Diaz began training in karate and aikido from a young age and also participated in wrestling tournaments during his teenage years. He started training in Sambo at the age of 16 under Bulgarian National Sambo Champion Valeri Ignatov. He was promoted to black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu by Cesar Gracie on May 8, 2007.
Diaz currently teaches Brazilian jiu-jitsu with his brother Nathan in Lodi, California. Both Diaz brothers are advocates for cannabis. Diaz appears in the feature-length documentary Fight Life (2013), which chronicles the lives of mixed martial artists outside the cage; the film is directed by independent filmmaker James Z. Feng and won the Best Documentary Award at the United Film Festival.
Nathan Donald “Nate” Diaz (born April 16, 1985) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 5. Diaz is the younger brother of former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion and WEC Welterweight Champion, Nick Diaz. Prior to signing with the UFC, Diaz competed in World Extreme Cagefighting, Strikeforce, and Pancrase. As of June 6th 2017, Diaz is #8 in official UFC lightweight rankings. He holds notable victories over the likes of Conor McGregor, Donald Cerrone, Gray Maynard, and Takanori Gomi. Diaz is also tied with Joe Lauzon for the most UFC bonus awards, with 15 in total. Nate Diaz, along with Conor McGregor, hold the record for the highest UFC Pay Per View buy with UFC 202.Diaz was born and raised in Stockton, California. He went to Tokay High School, and at the age of 11, he began training in martial arts with his brother Nick.
Diaz became a professional mixed martial arts fighter in 2001 just after his 18th birthday and won his first fight, submitting Mike Wick with a triangle choke at IFC Warriors Challenge 15. Diaz would become a champion in just his second professional fight, defeating Chris Lytle for the IFC Welterweight Championship in July 2002 at IFC Warriors Challenge 17. Diaz was then invited to participate in Ultimate Athlete’s King of the Mountain, a single-night tournament that took place two months later.