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Nick Diaz no-shows grappling match with Braulio Estima

The legend of Nick Diaz grew last night, though not necessarily in a positive manner, after the controversial competitor played the role of absentee in a much-hyped BJJ superfight with decorated grappler Braulio Estima. The two were scheduled to serve as the main event in a series of matches at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo with their purses being donated to charity.

Problems first arose when Estima had difficulty making weight on Friday night, upsetting Diaz. However, Estima hit his required mark on Saturday morning and things seemed to be back on track. However, for unknown reasons at this point, Diaz ultimately decided to pass on their bout without informing anyone and hasn’t be heard from since.

An alternate was brought out to face Estima though the visibly upset submission-specialist passed on the opportunity, saying he came to face Diaz and Diaz only. He also added he would be willing to fight Diaz under MMA rules in the future since the 28-year old was apparently not willing to take him on in BJJ.

Those closest to Diaz have since gone online to comment on the matter with none revealing his location or reasoning though younger brother Nate Diaz offered up some possible insight on why his sibling may have skipped the scrap, taking to Twitter this morning and reaffirming issues with Estima’s difficulty on the scale, writing, “Braulio didn’t show up on weight the day of weigh ins knowing he had pull? WTF?”


  • Big Stank says:

    Im a huge Diaz brothers fan, but this is just pathetic. It was for charity anyways. Why would he be so pissed if he missed weight by a couple pounds? Absolutely shameful

  • MickeyC says:

    I to am a huge fan, but Nick needs to get of his high horse, before oppertunities really begin to pass him by. Hes gona end up like Fedor, fighting no bodies, no where special.

  • MCM says:

    He didn’t miss weight. Bjj weigh ins are the day of the fight, not the day before. Diaz never even made weight, so his excuse is bs. The guy pussies out on every big opportunity he has.

  • Rece Rock says:

    Even if was agreed upon to weigh in the day before, His opponent Missing weight Becomes irrelevant when his opponent is cutting weight up until a few hours before the match it’s to his advantage anyway… plus if you actually show up and talk to the promoters or the match maker maybe something can be arranged as far as keeping things on par & competitive but to just throw your hands up in the air and walk away does nothing for anybody involved including himself. This wasn’t about weight this is about Diaz.

  • according to The Diaz brothers fb, the weigh in rules were changed to favor Diaz opponent(which sounds like BS) BUT also according to them is the promoter decided to change the way purses worked and wasnt donating the portion to charity the way it was originally agreed upon….not excusing Nick just tellin what Ive read.

  • Rece Rock says:

    In this day & age if you have a legit beef to pull out or if there’s legit issues with the promotors you can release a viral video in minutes and avoid a media nightmare… Right or wrong Diaz reputation has already been further damaged… Contrary to belief not all press is good press.

  • MCM says:

    I don’t think that was actually Diaz’s FB page. Cesar Gracie said it was run by a fan and not the Diaz’s. And the promoter was Renzo freaking Gracie! Your telling me that Diaz’s managers own family is shady?!
    The guys a world class fuck up, there’s no excuse other than that.

  • Richard Stabone says:

    Well that was nice of Nick to give the ol’ 209 double-birds to charity along with fight fans who shelled out $$ for the live stream.

  • MCM I’m sure there are multiple promoters involved.if that.indeed was the case which I don’t necessarily believe but a shady individual being involved isn’t outside the realm of possibility. And maybe Nick us just a fuck up
    Either way I wish he’d knock his shit off and get fighting. The guy is a phenomenal talent Who has never been in a total snooze fest and can compete at the top level with anyone and sell fights based on his polarizing attitude. Such a shame

  • JBAR says:

    Hell, I am out of shape (unless you like my son consider round a shape) and have not competed in MMA in 10+ years and I would have jumped at the opportunity to compete to help support St. Judes, (I think they were the charity). Nick should spend just a little time in a children’s cancer center and wake up and realize just how much good he could do in the world for these kids. Then again he may be such a self absorbed ass that he does not care or it might not change a thing with him……


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