Saturday evening, Nick Diaz was supposed to compete against Braulio Estima at the World Jiu Jitsu Expo. I say supposed to because Nick Diaz no-showed the event.
Speculation is that Diaz was mad Estima missed weight yesterday and didn't know that he made weight today. It's believable if this were the first time that Nick Diaz did this. Unfortunately, Nick Diaz has a reputation of missing his commitments and no-showing events.
This was the final match of a very entertaining online pay per view. The pay per view was priced at $10 and the big story leading into this super fight was that Nick Diaz was going to donate all of his winnings to charity. Seriously, this guy is supposed to compete for charity and doesn't have the decency to inform the promoters and fans that he had no intention of grappling.
The most absurd thing is that people are still apologizing for him. Some are his friends and others are just long time fans that hope he will one day be champion. They're excusing his irresponsibility and using his medical issues as reason for skipping engagements. It's totally absurd that after everything, people still think he cares about anyone but himself.
If Nick doesn't want to fight in MMA anymore, hey that's totally fine. He doesn't have to fight if he doesn't want to. He's made a ton of money in his career and probably could get by with just teaching seminars.
But this was his first chance to build up some goodwill with fans. He could have shown people he's not interested in MMA while showing the BJJ community he cares. Hell, he could have shown that he's an adult and willing to do what it takes to be an adult.
But no. Not Nick Diaz. He doesn't have to be the guy who is respectful because his idiot fans and friends are willing to just "yes" him to death and tell him what he wants to hear. Man up. Do what's right and show you can be a functional adult. Get a note pad. Or a personal assistant whose only job is to make sure you show up when you're supposed to.