In a move surprising few but disappointing many, UFC welterweight Nick Diaz was a no-show for a BJJ superfight with decorated blackbelt Braulio Estima. The match-up was supposed to take place last night at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo with a portion of his salary going to charity.
Diaz did not offer an explanation for his actions though speculation on the matter has pointed to Estima’s failure to make weight on Friday night (though not technically required to do so until Saturday morning).
Things unfolded in real time publicly as Estima walked out onto the mat prepared to grappler. Shortly thereafter it was announced Diaz was nowhere to be found. A potential replacement was named though Estima refused, stating he had trained specifically for Diaz.
No word has come from Diaz or his camp on the matter as of this report.
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