Diaz skipped a charity fight for no discernible reason, and looked the fool as a result. Photo c/o rossfinlayson.com.
When Nick Diaz files his taxes, his accountant probably writes in “professional fighter” as his job.
Diaz has always struggled with the “professional” part of that moniker. It seemed, however, when he skipped out on a BJJ contest that was set up for charity, that he was having just as much trouble being a “fighter.”
With plenty of time on his hands courtesy of his suspension, Diaz started returning to his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu roots. He agreed to take part in an event for the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo, which would donate a portion of the pay-per-view proceeds to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
He would face world-renowned BJJ practitioner Braulio Estima. Diaz, naturally, did not bother to show up for the event.
Explanation from the Diaz brothers and Cesar Gracie were wide-ranging and absurd. The promoters didn't cut a check to charity, even though the event was yet to take place. Braulio Estima came in overweight initially, even though other matches had even bigger weight differences, and even though Estima came into the fight at the agreed upon weight.
Diaz didn't want somebody to piggyback on his fame, even though this is a for-charity event and Estima was a well-known member of the Blackzilian team.
Ultimately, anybody of average or greater intelligence was beyond skeptical of Diaz's explanations.
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