The private jet taxied into its hangar in Phoenix on Sunday, shortly after 5 p.m. local time. It carried passengers who had boarded a couple of hours earlier in Stockton, California. But they've been on a long, strange trip for years.
Nate Diaz arrived for UFC 263 with friends who remember when he would show up in a bullet-riddled Honda or riding in a friend's '95 Chrysler Sebring. The mode of transportation is different these days, but Diaz is essentially the same -- the rare superstar who's been able to maintain an authenticity that keeps the bond of this team tight.