Diaz first made waves within the Octagon again in 2007, competing in UFC’s famend collection, The Final Fighter, participating in season 5. Throughout which Diaz defeated Rob Emerson through submission, Corey Hill through triangle choke submission, Grey Maynard through submission additionally, earlier than coming into the Remaining in opposition to Manvel Gamburyan. Nate reigned supreme once more after one other submission from his opponent within the second spherical. His standout performances had been sufficient to advertise the American MMA fighter to UFC, the place he would go on to make fairly the identify for himself in later years.
In 2007, Diaz had his first official UFC walkout, taking to the famed Octagon for UFC Battle Evening 11 (UFC Battle Evening: Thomas vs. Florian) the place he fought on his first Important Card in a light-weight bout in opposition to Júnior Assunção. And in true Diaz type, he gained throughout the first spherical through submission. The victory marked the beginning of a string of wins over time, successful in opposition to Robinson, Pellegrino, and Neer, by submission twice and break up resolution respectively.
Over time, Diaz competed in numerous different bouts, PPV occasions and Battle Nights. In 2015, Diaz referred to as out Irish MMA star, Conor McGregor, in an notorious post-fight interview. Following this, a bout was scheduled in 2016 the place Diaz changed one other fighter to go head-to-head with McGregor in one of the anticipated and talked about fights lately. Diaz claimed victory over McGregor through submission throughout the second spherical, incomes the ‘Efficiency of the Evening’ bonus and each fighters had been awarded the ‘Battle of the Evening’ bonus too. After which Diaz was quoted saying “I’m not shocked MotherF***ers!”.