Nate Diaz is what they call an “OG”. The American mixed martial artist from the state of California has been in the game of MMA for a long time. The younger brother of Nick Diaz is proficient in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has a record of 21-12-0. He hasn’t been fighting lately but the fighter has shown glimpses of his training.
Nate Diaz last fought in the UFC in the year 2019 against Jorge Masvidal in the Welterweight division. Nate took an “L” against Masvidal as he got knocked out in the third round. Since then the fighter hasn’t stepped into the Octagon.
Nate Diaz recently posted a picture of himself stretching in his training camp and captioned it, “The last real martial arts in the game” suggesting the UFC right now lacks authenticity and isn’t true to the sport. Diaz who turns 36 in a couple of months has been in the game since the year of 2004. The fans wonder what he means by calling himself the only real martial artist.
Nate Diaz talks to Ariel Helwani about the scenario of today’s UFC fighters
There is a huge fanbase of MMA in the world right now that got into the sport because of boxers like Conor McGregor and Rondo Rousey. There are huge chances that these fans don’t understand the significance of someone like Nate Diaz. In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, Nate Diaz touches on this topic.
The fighter says, “And these guys all get finished off. And it irritates me, too. … When these guys get finished, people always talk sh*t, too. They’ll be like, ‘Nate sucks. He’s a .500 fighter. He’s a journeyman.’ They say sh*t like that about me. You guys are haters.”
“For one, I was here before all of you even got here. I was here first, fighting, putting on ‘Fight of the Nights.’ You guys all grew up on me – straight up.”, continued the fighter on his greatness. The MMA fans really hope to see Nate in his Octagon very soon. Do you think Nate Diaz is the last of the OG’s remaining in the game right now?