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Wednesday, 09/07/2011, 02:34 pm

Cesar Gracie Goes In-Depth On Nick Diaz Absence


“I don’t blame Dana White on this at all. This is a professional company, and Nick is a 28-year-old man. I’ve stuck up for Nick, even when he was wrong before. But he’s let a lot of people down. He’s let his team down. We all bought plane tickets to Vegas. We got hotel rooms booked, paid for. We’ve got all that, and Nick just decided not to go to something he’s supposed to. They’re paying him a lot of money, and in this economy where people don’t have money, he’s blessed. He should be thanking God every night how blessed he is. And instead, he’s not getting on a plane to go to Vegas. I’m extremely disappointed. He’s done a lot of stuff, but this is the worst of it. If I were him, I would be begging Dana White to get my job back and work your way up to a title shot at some point.”

“He’s a great jiu-jitsu guy. He’s a great fighter. I’m saying this because I care deeply about the guy. He’s one of my black belts. But in this situation, he is 100 percent wrong, and he got what he deserved. At this point, I don’t know what I’m going to do with Nick because he’s not only disrespected the sport, he’s disrespected me and himself. There’s a lot of people in this world that work hard and show up to work, and they’re grateful to have the job. And Nick is obviously one of those.”

“I’ve barely slept in the last couple of days, and it’s sickened me. Here’s the opportunity that I’ve worked for for over 10 years, to mold a guy to become the best possible guy, and to show he can be the best guy in the world. And he takes this opportunity and he acts like an immature child about it. It’s disturbing, to say the least. He got what he deserved by not taking this fight. He told everybody he would do whatever it would take to do it, he lobbied for it, and he acts like this. Dana White is 100 percent correct in what he did.”

- Cesar Gracie talking to mmajunkie.com


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62 Comments to Cesar Gracie Goes In-Depth On Nick Diaz Absence

  1. chillen11 says:

    “I’ve barely slept in the last couple of days”. Geeze UFC, you think you could have told us this bullshit before the tickets went on sale?

  2. Mitch says:

    Wow epic dick tuck.

  3. Daruckuz808 says:

    str8 up

  4. GP says:

    Damnit, Nick.

    What a disappointment.

  5. David says:

    wow. Biggup to Cesar for telling it straight!!!

  6. plasta says:

    I think Nick knows he would be dominated by GSP and bit(hed out. He saw how easy GSP handled Shields and knows that Jake owns him in the gym. He’s ducking GSP saving himself from an inevidible azzkickin’. Wrestling rules! Lay and pray all the way.

  7. Dave says:

    It sucks, feel bad for bj. Don’t really want to see Penn vs Fitch 2 so soon either. 137 was a card too good to be true.

    • dontbescaredhomie says:

      Hell yeah it really was to good to be true!

    • Ryan M says:

      Earlier it was stated that Nick Diaz was “missing”. I think before too many people bash him, we should at least hear if he is ok and that he missed the events by being childish and not for a legitimate reason. I know the Diaz bros are known for a tough guy douchebaggery, but they still are awesome fighters and I like them both.

      • Matt Watson says:

        when your coach says you are 100% wrong…..what are you looking for Daiz to say? He slept in two days in a row? His cat died? He forgot.

        I am sure if his mother died Dana would be okay with him missing a presser.

  8. dontbescaredhomie says:

    Fuck you nick diaz you are no longer my favorite fighter you SON OF A BITCH after all the interveiws and all the bullshit you said trying to get this fight then you pull this you’re a little bitch bro i really hope you read this! I doubt you will have any fans after this too.

  9. travis moore says:

    wow this is truely sad what a shame

  10. Feel bad for Cesar, he’s done a lot for the dude! That’s why Diaz was out of the UFC in the first place.

  11. Nick says:

    Man I’m ashamed to share the first name as Diaz. Such a douche move. I’m wondering what he’s doing though. He’s legit MIA.

  12. Shawn says:

    Much respect for Cesar. Him, his school and his team doesn’t deserve this kind of disrespect. A good a fighter as Nick is, he’s equally as immature. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was stoned out of his mind somewhere and couldn’t be bothered to go to the confrences.

  13. lorenzo says:

    If he didn’t want to do it for Dana or Grease, he at the very least could have shown up for Cesar and his team.

  14. steven horgan says:

    FUCK DIAZ…THIS FIGHT FOR BJ IF HE WON I THINK WOULD OF SOLIDIFIED HIM AS A NO.1CONTENDER…PLUS WHAT A FIGHT WHERE MISSING OUT ON PENN VS CONDIT WOULD OF BEEN SWEET…NOW ONLY LOGICAL FIGHT SEEMS FITCH…AGAIN A WRESTLER WHICH WOULD ONLY MEAN 3RD FIGHT AGAINST A GUY THAT ONLY LAYS AND PRAY, IF CONDIT AND BJ SINGED A CONTRACT IT SHOULD BE OBLIGATED BY LAW..UFC BETTER LOOK AFTER BJ IF HE BEATS FITCH AND GIVE TITLE FIGHT…PS RAMPAGE LOST 2 TO WANDY AND WON 3RD SO CAN BJ ..ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN A FIGHT..FUCK DIAZ

  15. mick says:

    wait…..so this fucking fight really isnt fucking happening are you fucking kidding me motherfucker MOTHERFUCKER. whatever it wouldve been a finishing win for gsp, diaz you fucking weirdo jerkoff WHAT THE FUCK…..bj please wreck fitch in the first round like caol uno and stop his grinding nonsense WARPRODIGYYYY

  16. Ryan M says:

    I heard Diaz is “missing”. I know he has a history of being kind of a douche, but I like him and his brother. Before everyone bashes the guy, lets at least make sure that he’s ok and that it wasn’t because of a good reason. Who knows at this point.

  17. Nick says:

    I too, think he gives a shit name to Nicks all around. But let’s be truly honest here, is anyone really that surprised? This is Nick Diaz we’re talking about. He wants to be a “badass” and play his own game, he can be unemployed, or go back to strikefarce and fight nobodies and call himself “the best”.

    Good riddance. Sucks for BJ, but good for Condit. He deserves it.

  18. Dubz says:

    I was a Nick Diaz fan til today. I’m sure i’m not alone either.

  19. James says:

    maybe nick diaz vs bj yay and then you nick diaz fans will love him even more when bj destroys him. lets face reality, nick diaz wasnt going anywhere soon anyway especially nowhere near the title. Condit is 1000x more deserving!

  20. Keola says:

    hate to say I TOLD YOU SO!!!! but i said it after the Toronto Presser he missed. Uncle Dana wont put up with this shit. People argued with me that “Diaz is the man” he can do what he wants. Yeah well obviously NOT. Dana is the man and he can do what he wants lolz.

  21. desmond says:

    wtf diaz! all you had to do was show up answer a few questions and talk a lil shit! what as fucking waste!!!!

  22. Dennis says:

    This really surprises me, it seems like a lot of people who know both fighters well picked Diaz. And now with this great opportunity he throws it away. I am dissapointed, I would have Liked to see this fight….

    • bully4me says:

      A LOT OF FIGHTERS PICKED DIAZ !!!!! WHO? All the boys in the 209. Seriously Diaz knew he was going to lose and this proves it.

      As to all the people that say the UFC knew and didn’t say anything till now you’re being obtuse. Cesar said he hadn’t slept in a couple of days , that means two that’s from Monday night when Diaz missed his first plane. The UFC booked two more the next day for Nick to fly to Toronto ( so obviously at this point they still were planning on him fighting). Then the UFC booked more flights for Diaz to get to Vegas ( sounds like they still expected him to fight) but Diaz while staying at Cesar’s house in Nor Cal sneaks out the back door while waiting for the car to take them to the airport to leave for Vegas. Obviously the UFC didn’t know what the hell was going on with Nick, one doesn’t spend over 15000 bucks rearranging flights to get you to a presser if they don’t expect you to fight.

  23. Funkyfinish says:

    the worst part is BJ is probably gonna have to fight Fitch again

  24. Dallas says:

    Wow to disappoint his coach is big. How many chances is Nick gonna get before he gets it. Not a big fan of the Diaz boys but Nick is a great fighter and fun to watch , but damn dude get your head out of your ass. D- bag.

  25. joe rogan is my hero says:

    What a *****, he was looking for a way out cause he is scared & knew he would get his ass beat!! What a dirty mexican

    • ThaGreenBandit says:

      You sound like a bitch, hiding behind a keyboard calling him a dirty mexican. WTF does race have to do with it? Time to take the Klan outfit off.

  26. sgt thai clone says:

    the biggest fight he will ever have in his life And he blows it–My favorite fighter I have to say you are a FOOL

  27. diek says:

    Guess what Nick is human, and obviously something is wrong. I am disappointed and aggravated too that this did not happen, and on the surface it seems like fargin’ BS and maybe it is. Unlike many people here I will wait to hear an explanation from Nick before I make judgement.

    • Afraid is not Diaz says:

      Thank you for stating what’s not obvious to so many here. I wanna hear Nicks side too – cuz I know how Dana can act like a domineering little ****. It is a shame, though, how Caesar feels about it…

      • mmaislandjunkie says:

        its a shame his own coach who knows him best knows he chickened out like a lil girl. what do u wanna hear, what excuse will make things better for you? lol.

        • Watson says:

          even if he has an excuse you need to get out in front of it. I assume he has a phone. you don’t show up for work, you get fired. that is life. you are way to soft on the guy.

      • diek says:

        We disagree on Dana, what did you want him to do? Even Caesar doesn’t blame Dana for taking the action that he did. Watch the news conference, apparently Dana gave him countless opportunities to show up in TO, bought him at least 3 plane tickets. I am just happy he didn’t flip out and give him the boot from the UFC.

  28. Brandon says:

    Diaz has to play the game. Sucks

  29. sgt thai clone says:

    Im pissed can you Imagine how pissed ceasar is –Straight up fool

  30. Ruch says:

    Maybe he just dont care it’s not hard to understand he might just not wanna fight anymore.

  31. Surfari says:

    If he didn’t want to go he should have just said he was sick

  32. diaz4life says:

    lol @ people saying they were fans until now. if your a fan you support your fighter no matter what. anything else is just bandwagoning. diaz has been consistently epic throughout his career. he will either fight his way up through the ufc to a title shot or get cut and go fight somewhere else. if he cant make his way up then he probably didnt deserve to fight him in the first place.

  33. FILHARMONIC says:

    hahaa… don’t be scared homie! smh

  34. diazdealer says:

    Nick where the fuck are you dude? everyone’s looking for you… you hiding under a rock or somethin? don’t be scared homie!

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