Coach: ‘Nick Diaz Will Return To Jiu Jitsu Roots’

Nick Diaz

The ‘Free Nick Diaz’ movement is still going strong. There’s currently a White House petition up that’s on pace to reach the 100K signature goal in the very near future and fighters are still coming forward showing support Diaz.

Recently, his coach Cesar Gracie told MMAJunkie that while Diaz’s lawyers work on the appeal process the fighter will likely return to his Jiu-Jitsu roots.

Gracie said:

“He loves training jiu-jitsu. That’s just where he came from, and he likes to train with the gi on. I see him getting back to his roots and having fun.”

“One good thing is, a few weeks ago, he sent me pictures of him competing in triathlons, and he hadn’t done that in a long time. That’s the old Nick that I knew, the guy that used to do triathlons, do gi training, and I think that’s where his roots are.”

Gracie thinks the suspension will get overturned eventually, but if for some reason it stood as is, he believes Diaz would likely go back to competing in Jiu-Jitsu tournaments.

What do you guys think will come of all this?


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