Nick Diaz was supposed to meet Braulio Estima in a grappling super fight at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo on Saturday night, but instead no showed the entire event.
After five super fights already took place, multi-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion Braulio Estima stepped onto the mat awaiting the arrival of the Stockton Bad Boy.
Unfortunately, it never happened.
A few minutes passed and it was apparent that Diaz wasn’t showing up, so event organizer Renzo Gracie shared the bad news with the crowd in attendance, as well as the many viewers that paid $9.95 to watch the grappling event online.
Following the disappointing news, Diaz’s opponent Braulio Estima was asked about the situation, and he had quite an angry response.
“This is a very sad situation for me, I came all the way from the U.K. Came here, made weight, woke up at five o’clock in the morning for one and a half hours in the sauna, made weight at 180 pounds. I’m here as a professional athlete, Mr. Diaz supposed to be here, all the things about agreeing for it to be for charity, he doesn’t even show up,” Estima said.
Was Diaz scared of facing Estima? Well, the Brazilian can subscribe to that theory at least.
“I can understand he didn’t come because it would be a very tough match for him. I was ready for it, I was going to be the first one to tap him,” Estima stated.
Estima, who recently began training with the Blackzilian team in Florida with a goal of eventually moving into MMA, stated he was happy to face Diaz in the cage and he would definitely make an appearance that night.
“I’ll be more than happy to show up in his sport of MMA, and I will fight him any time and I’ll make sure I’ll be there,” said Estima.
The event ended with a rather resounding thud after Diaz’s no show. It was the California fighter’s first scheduled event after his loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 143 in February. Since that time, Diaz has been suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after tesing positive for marijuana.
There was no word before the event went off the air what exactly happened to Nick Diaz.
Here are the results for the remaining super fights at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo:
Jeff Glover def. Caio Terra by points 10-6
Kron Gracie def. Victor Estima by one advantage
Rafael Lovato def. Lucas Leite by points 2-0
Bill Cooper def Nino Schembri by referee’s decision after tie in points and advantages
Kyra Gracie def. Alexis Davis 5-0