Estima still wants Nick Diaz BJJ match, Cesar Gracie agrees

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Estima believed that because it was considered a “friendly” competition, the weigh-ins were not a big deal, a sentiment clearly not shared by Diaz.

Angered by the chaotic setup, he left without a word to anyone.

“We didn’t know Nick had left,” Gracie said. “He does things on his own timing. He makes a decision and he doesn’t really talk to people about it. It’s something that needs to be fixed, but I didn’t know Nick wasn’t there. Nobody knew.

Estima is still very much interested in grappling with him on the mats, as long as there is a date, time, place and agreed-upon number set for the weigh-ins.

Gracie said he would still like to see the match happen as well, eventually.

“Right now, Nick is dealing with all this NSAC stuff, and it’s like they’re coming at him double-barreled, because he had the audacity to challenge them in court and everything, and say, ‘get a lawyer,” he said. “And they’re not used to doing that, so they’re coming at this guy crazy. We’ve got to deal with that stuff, make sure his head is right and everything. But I would love to see it. I’m sure he’d do it in the future, but it wouldn’t involve (event arketing director) Junior (Nalty).”

As for Estima’s Saturday night comment that he’d be willing to fight Diaz in MMA, well, he took that back.

“When I mentioned about the fight MMA with Nick Diaz, I was a little bit overheated,” he said. “I think It is kind of a little bit over the top for me to say that to him. My idea I wanted to come across was, if he was around, I would show up.”

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