For a 22-year-old Nate Diaz , winning “The Ultimate Fighter 5” was about more than the fulfillment of a competitive dream. It was about money, and what he thought was lots of it. “My first UFC contract, I believed I was rich,” Diaz told FOX Sports’ Andy Nesbitt , describing the six-figure contract awarded winners of the long-running reality show. As Diaz knows now, those six figures don’t come all at once. They’re doled out over multiple fights in a contract that can take years to fulfill, pushing the per-fight number precipitously lower. Related: Nate Diaz gets slap-happy with Dana White ahead of rebooking with Conor McGregor at UFC 202 But back then, nine years before Diaz (19-10 MMA, 14-8 UFC) fought Conor McGregor (19-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) at UFC 196 and made the payday of a lifetime , it was all the money in the world.

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UFC 202 headliner Nate Diaz describes the moment he realized he wasn’t rich – MMA Junkie

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