Video: Nate Diaz Presented with Stockton’s ‘Key to the City’
Nate Diaz is a big deal in his hometown.
The longtime UFC star was presented a key to the city for Stockton, Calif., by Mayor Kevin J. Lincoln at a Stockton Kings game — the G-League affiliate of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings —on Sunday.
“We want to thank you for the grit and determination that you display every time you step into a fight,” Lincoln said during the ceremony. “And I want you to know that that grit and determination is built into the very fabric of the city that you represent.”
The 37-year-old Diaz has frequently referenced Stockon during his rise to stardom in the UFC. Diaz completed his contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion with a submission of Tony Ferguson at UFC 279 in September and officially became a free agent last week.
“I want 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.”
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