Nate Diaz’s home in the UFC is at 155 pounds in the lightweight division.
However, certain circumstances have recently put Diaz in welterweight fights. The reason for Diaz’s last fight being at 170 pounds was because he stepped in to take a fight with Conor McGregor on 11 days’ notice and never had a training camp going into the bout. After McGregor lost their first fight, he wanted a rematch with Diaz under all the same circumstances to try his best to avenge the loss. Now, the two are scheduled again for a rematch at welterweight.
With Diaz not having to drop down to his usual fight weight of 155 pounds, the bad boy from the 209 is surely walking around at a much higher weight with a lot more muscle than normal.
In this recent photo, Diaz is seen next to former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell and doesn’t look much different in size than “The Iceman.” While it’s obvious that Liddell is retired and isn’t on the same training regiment as he was when he was fighting at 205 pounds, it still says a lot for the current size of Diaz.
— Reed Harris (@reedharrisufc) July 18, 2016
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