Nick Diaz is a no-show at BJJ super fight with Braulio Estima
Sunday, 13 May 2012 11:14
It seems the "Stockton Bad Boy" is at it again and this time it is not very pretty. UFC welterweight contender and former Strikeforce Champion Nick Diaz failed to show up for his BJJ super fight with the best player in the game, Braulio Estima. Diaz left Estima standing on the mat waiting for someone who would never show up on a live stream event.
According to sources Diaz may have been upset that Estima was off weight the night before, but Estima did make the 180 lb weight limit on Saturday morning making the weight issue a moot point. Diaz gave no reason as to his absence and left many with a bad taste in their mouths as Diaz was set to donate his super fight purse to St. Jude's Children Hospital.
This is what Estima had to say about the situation via Twitter,
Unfortunately the so expected super fight Estima vs Diaz didn't happened. I'm very sad as I did everything possible for it to happen. I weighed in at 180lbs this morning at 10 am as agreed and asked to see nicks weighing too but I was informed by Cesar his Coach that he was 180lbs in the previous night and that he ate and is over 180lbs even though I just let it go an still showed up to fight. What pisses me off the most is that he was telling he was going to give his purse to charity for the childrens hospital and than don't show up. What kind of person is that. Shame. Ps. I'm sorry for all the ones who stayed up to watch this fight but I'm sure the prelims fights was amazing. Thank u all for the support aways
Even Diaz's manager Cesar Gracie had no clue as to why Diaz didn't show up. This is embarissing in more ways then one as it seems Diaz leaves it to Gracie to clean his mess up like he did when Diaz missed two press conferences to promote his championship fight against UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre. Those no shows stripped the chance at a title away from Diaz. Ultimately Diaz would go on to fight Carlos Condit for the Interim UFC Welterweight Championship and lose that fight.
Even without the presence of Diaz the BJJ event was a pleasure to watch as a who's who of the grappling world competed. Players players from the legendary Gracie team such as Kron Gracie, Kyra Gracie and Kayron Gracie competed against other elite grapplers like Victor Estima, Nino Schembrie and Alexis Davis.
The event was streamed live on the web for the small price of $9.99 which was worth its weight in gold if you are a BJJ fanatic. The absence of Diaz did cause a problem, but overall the combat world proved once again that life will go on with out the vaunted Diaz and his childish antics.
Diaz has done nothing to give his fans a reason to back him. He supposedly retired in a hissy fit when he lost to Condit and now he not only let down his fans, but also let down children who were depending on his help. It seems Diaz just doesn't care which is a shame as he could very well be one of the greatest welterweight fighters in MMA history. Can he turn his career around and get back to his winning ways, or is this the end for the legendary trash talker? Only time will tell.