Cesar Gracie: I have to speak to Nick in '209ese'

source: mmamania.com

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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anunaki site profile image  

11/4/11 1:43 AM by anunaki

the president of the company says motherfucker all the timeCase closed

Porkchop site profile image  

11/3/11 10:16 PM by Porkchop

lol at not knowing you had a mic on.

Chiron site profile image  

11/3/11 10:07 PM by Chiron

The only moron here is you. Diaz was already slated for a shot before that (some didn't feel he deserved it, many did) by beating Paul Daley who was ranked in the top 10. As far as BJ, yes, he has a losing record at WW. Look at who he's fought, who he's beaten or beat him, and how competitive he was. He's been competitive, if not defeated, the best WW's in the world except in his last fight with GSP. He also was one of the most competitive fights Machida ever had weight classes up. BJ just got done going to a draw with a guy many consider the #2 WW, and Diaz just did better against BJ than that guy, who some believe should get a title shot when he hasn't beaten many top opponents since getting beaten badly by GSP and couldn't finish a single one of them. Only a fool would believe BJ is not a formidable opponent or that Diaz doesn't have a reasonable claim to a title shot at this point. There are other guys that you could make a case for deserving a title shot (like, to me, Ellenberger and Condit) but giving it to Diaz is reasonable.

tres_equis_666 site profile image  

11/3/11 9:06 PM by tres_equis_666

Lol @ this GSP nuthugger, Diaz has the tools to beat your boy, son. You just want the easier Condit fight where he'll hold him down for 25 mins then apolpgize for not finishing again.Don't be scared homie.

guardbr8kr site profile image  

11/3/11 8:42 PM by guardbr8kr

"This wasn't directed at him [Georges St. Pierre], I didn't think he was going to hear it obviously. This has nothing to do with Georges St. Pierre, I actually like the guy."FUCK YOU GRACIE !!

RyanWilcox site profile image  

11/3/11 8:41 PM by RyanWilcox

lol, that 209nese comment was funny.

SleepBomb site profile image  

11/3/11 8:37 PM by SleepBomb

 again, all this call out bullshit and getting in the ring is all set up by the ufc. no need to get mad at the fighters. as long as the fights stay real that is all i care about

CesarGracieJewJitsu site profile image  

11/3/11 8:05 PM by CesarGracieJewJitsu

 i didnt say nick beat the #2 ranked WW in the world. I said after defeating bj penn in the fashion that he did he became the #2 ranked WW in the world. Which is how he earned his title shot. 1   Georges St Pierre Last Fight: 4/30/2011 [UFC] 22-2-0 966 2 2 Nick Diaz Last Fight: 10/29/2011 [UFC] 26-7-0 488

michaelkaras site profile image  

11/3/11 7:50 PM by michaelkaras

he was the one that trained the "real fighters" though?

fiercedragon site profile image  

11/3/11 6:57 PM by fiercedragon

when did he beat the no2 ranked ww? or a top5 ww? and if bj was top 10, who did he beat(@ww) to get in the top 10?