Cesar Gracie: 209 “ese” dialect is needed to get through to Nick

November 3, 2011 9:19 am by bjpenn.com staff 31 Comments
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“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 them 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.”

Following their UFC 137 victory, Cesar Gracie could be heard in the background using profane language towards Nick to provoke him into calling out GSP.

Here in his recent sit down with Mauro Ranallo on “The MMA Show,” he explains exactly why he told Nick Diaz to “Call that mother!@#er out”.

I don’t think it is any secret that Diaz leans towards to the side of ghetto at times, he is a brash madman when faced with an opponent inside the cage, and Cesar Gracie apparently adapts to his students needs in order to better communicate with him.

Makes sense, I guess, although anyone who has spent more than a few days in southern California knows that Nick is not an “ese” in the terms that Cesar is implying??

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