As Nick Diaz stood in the Octagon, immediately after defeating BJ Penn, trainer/manager Cesar Gracie grabbed Diaz and forcefully told him "call that mother- f----- out!" The mother f---- of course was GSP, sitting ringside, who was so incensed he demanded an immediate fight, pusing aside Carlos Condit and bringing Diaz to the highest reaches of the sport.
Some people pronounced Gracie a genius. Some were offended.
On Mauro Ranallo's "The MMA Show" last night, Cesar explained.
"Well what's going on is unfortunately for me, I had a mic on and I didn't realize that or else I wouldn't have said that.
"Why did I say it? That's the language these guys speak. Before the fight, after the weigh ins, we were told by Joe Silva 'if you guys want it, you guys call people out. That's how the fights get done, you call em out," and I wanted to make sure that Nick knew that.
"I speak several languages. I'm speaking to you in English, so if I spoke Japanese or Portuguese or something, you wouldn't understand what I'm saying. When I speak to Nick, I have to speak in '209ese' and that's the language he understands.
"If I said 'Hey Nick, would you like to explain your position and articulate how you would like to fight Mr. St. Pierre,' he wouldn't know what the hell I was talking about. That was directed at him (GSP), I didn't think he was going to hear it obviously. This has nothing to do with GSP, I actually like the guy."
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