This is of course no real jaw dropper here, but one still has to wonder what is up with this guy Nick Diaz, in yet another incredibly flaky move, Diaz no-shows a World Jiu-Jitsu Expo match against top Level Black Belt Braulio Estima this weekend, a match that he claimed he would donate all of his purse to charity. This fight would have done wonders for his image and just to give back a little to people who need it.
Sadly for fans and Estima, they all sat and waited for Nick to show for the main event. When they realized that Nick wasn’t going to show, they offered Estima another person to fight, but he declined the offer saying he was there to fight Diaz. The fans were clearly upset, but seemed a little happier after Estima offered to fight Diaz in an MMA match.
Diaz has not been heard of since the day before the fight, the only reasoning he may have found to not show for the fight was that Estima had trouble making weight, which he eventually did on the morning of the fight. Sadly Nick seems to use any little excuse to flake out like this. His epic flak outs have not been lost on his current boss Dana White.
White said via twitter about the Diaz No-Show:
“No, not shocked and I’m surprised u people are! He no showed a Las Vegas press conf to a fight he was gonna make HUGE $ and title,”
“People are f***in nuts and braindead to be OUTRAGED and SHOCKED that Nick no showed something,”White tweeted.
Estima also had his say about Diaz via Twitter and an interview with mmafighting.com saying:
Braulio Estima Unfortunately the so expected super fight Estima vs Diaz didn't happened. I'm very sad as I did everything possible for it to happen. I weighed in at 180lbs this morning at 10 am as agreed and asked to see nicks weighing too but I was informed by Cesar his Coach that he was 180lbs in the previous night and that he ate and is over 180lbs even though I just let it go an still showed up to fight. What pisses me off the most is that he was telling he was going to give his purse to charity for the childrens hospital and than don't show up. What kind of person is that. Shame. Ps. I'm sorry for all the ones who stayed up to watch this fight but I'm sure the prelims fights was amazing. Thank u all for the support always.
"I know he's supposed to be the big MMA bad guy and he's all tough, he's supposed to be showbiz, but what is this? When you make an announcement that you're going to fight for charity and you don't show up, what the hell is going on? It's not about showbiz. It's about being a good person. I don't know what is going on."
"I'm a professional athlete. I never thought he wouldn't show up. I came from the U.K., I made the weight, I made 185 pounds, I didn't expect him to not show up. I don't understand why he'd run away."
"I'll fight him in MMA. If maybe he feels more comfortable there, I'll do it. I gave up a lot of things to make this to happen. I came here to fight, you said you were going to be here, were going to give your purse to charity. It is very disrespectful."
"It's a shame. I'm sorry on his behalf that the show didn't happen. All you guys, I was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately, it didn't happen. It's a shame, it's disrespectful for me, and for the sport, and for the kids in his charity."
Diaz may be a excellent fighter, but he needs to man up, he claimed after no-showing the 2 GSP press conferences that he may not show up for the pressers but he “Always” shows up for the fight... saying at the time via a video he released on his YouTube page:
"All I know is that I'm ready to fight,""I'm sorry I didn't make it to the beauty pageant, but I've never not showed up to a fight. I've never backed out of a fight in my life. That's not what I do." Diaz said from his car in the video.
I guess that Nick was just blowing smoke then because as you can clearly see, he didn't show up for the fight like he claims he always does...
The real losers of this latest Diaz No-Show, the children’s hospital who were to be benefactors of Diaz’s fight purse.
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