Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Cesar Gracie Explains Why Nick Diaz No-Showed BJJ Match

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Nick Diaz no showed a scheduled BJJ match up this past weekend that was to air on internet PPV but at the last minute, with his opponent on the mat waiting, Diaz was no where to be found.

His trainer, Cesar Gracie, took to Graciefighter.com to explain there side of things:

“In early April I got the call from Junior asking what I thought of a Braulio Estima vs Nick Diaz matchup. I had heard of Braulio and knew he was a formidable jiu-jitsu practitioner. I was under the impression that Braulio competed in the close to 200lbs weight category. When I asked Junior he assured me that Braulio could weigh in as little as 175 lbs right before the match. I presented his information to Nick who accepted the matchup and seemed happy to go against the top BJJ player in the world at that weight. Nick started training for the match and I brought up several BJJ black belts to compliment his training. Looking through some of Estima

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