It’s always a super-fight when Nate Diaz is involved. In what was a prime example of Diaz’s power as a popular fighter, the Stockton Slugger took on Gamebred Jorge Masvidal for the symbolic “BMF” belt inside Madison Square Garden at UFC 244. Needless to say, both Diaz and Masvidal pocketed huge money for the epic showdown.
Nate Diaz is one of the most popular fighters in the game. The former WEC and UFC lightweight title challenger, the Stockton Slugger has time and again proved his credibility inside the UFC Octagon. Diaz is considered by many as one of the greatest mixed martial artists in terms of the legacy and the impact that he has left in the sport of mixed martial arts, and despite over a decade in the sport, continues to be among the elites in the UFC.
Nate Diaz was incredibly popular since the beginning of his mixed martial arts career. It won’t be wrong to say that the popularity of his elder brother Nick Diaz helped him significantly to gain the recognition of the fight fans. However, it was his incredible performances and his fighting style that made fight fans fall in love with the Californian native.
How much did Nate Diaz make for his fight against Jorge Masvidal?
According to the reports available, Nate Diaz pocketed a whopping $500,000 as his fight purse for the Masvidal fight. Needless to say, the fight purse reflects very little of what the fighter actually makes from a fight, and also doesn’t involve sponsorship money and fight-week incentives.
It’s safe to say that Nate Diaz must have hit the right deal, considering his decision to often pass out on fights because of less pay. It’s safe to assume that whenever Nate Diaz steps inside the cage, he is getting paid what he deserves. The Stockton Slugger has often found himself voicing out his opinion against the UFC in support of more pay for the fighters.
Nate Diaz continues to be one of the biggest names in the world of mixed martial arts, and it’s safe to assume that his fight pay is only going to increase as he moves forward in his UFC career.