Nate Diaz: “I’m not A Thug I’m A BJJ Master”

UFC lightweight Nate Diaz holds notable victories over the likes of Conor McGregor, Donald CerroneGray Maynard, and Takanori Gomi. Diaz with nine submission victories in the UFC is ranked second-most all-time behind only Royce Gracie. Diaz faced Conor McGregor on March 5, 2016, at UFC 196, filling in for an injured Rafael dos Anjos and he won the fight via submission in the second round. In their rematch, Diaz lost the rematch via majority decision.

As a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt with a with nine submission victories in the UFC, Nate Diaz has formed a reputation for his ground game. In the interview, he responded to a statement that he is not a thug, but rather a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master.”That’s just the way you should fight, I believe.” I got into fights and I saw the ‘swag,’ if you will. The guy is playing his role.”

Full interview below: