Nate Diaz has put some serious size on prior to his title fight at UFC 230

Nate Diaz has put some serious size on prior to his title fight at UFC 230

For the first time since his absolute war at UFC 202 against Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz will be returning to the Octagon at UFC 230. The Stockton born lightweight has become an iconoclastic hero throughout his tenure in the UFC for his outspoken views, and fan-friendly kill-or-be-killed fighting style.

We still aren’t entirely sure at what weight class Diaz’s fight with Dustin Poirier will be taking place at. The fight was originally scheduled to be taking place at 155lbs, but as we covered recently, Diaz and Poirier seemingly have other ideas with a fight for a yet to be created 165lbs belt being discussed.

Much like his older brother Nick, Nate is renowned for both his incredible cardio, allowing him to use his pressure-boxing to completely overwhelm opponents once they begin to fade and his impeccable chin that allows him to absorb inhuman amounts of sustained punishment. A perfect example of both these traits in action came in Diaz’s first fight with Conor McGregor at UFC 196. After the Irishman delivered a hellacious beating in the first round, Diaz persevered and in the second went on to turn the tide on his now-exhausted opponent before finishing the fight utilising his black-belt submission skills.

Prior to Diaz’s rematch with McGregor, the two engaged in some of the most hilarious trash talk ever seen in the UFC. One of the things Conor constantly disparaged about Nate was his body, referring to the American as “skinny fat.” Due to his tall and lean physique.

Well, it appears that Diaz has taken the comments to heart as a recent photo shows that he has certainly packed some muscle on.

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In a photo posted on his Instagram, Diaz looked in a shape that he hasn’t since he fought Michael Johnson in 2015. If Diaz’s performance in that fight is anything to go by Dustin Poirier could be in for a seriously tough challenge come November 3rd.