Former UFC star and currently the biggest free agent in combat sports, Nate Diaz was awarded the key to the city of his hometown Stockton, California over the weekend.
Diaz received the award from Mayor Kevin J. Lincoln during a Stockton Kings NBA G League game this past Saturday night. The 37-year-old is coming off a fourth-round submission victory over former interim UFC lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson, back at UFC 279 in September. The bout was the last on Diaz's latest contract with the promotion, finally allowing him to become a free agent this year.
“I want to say it’s an honor, thank you very much to Stockton, California, for rocking with me,” Diaz said. “I’ve been rocking with Stockton this whole time. I’m going to be forever rocking Stockton, I ain’t going nowhere.”