Nick Diaz Set to Compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Super-Fight Next Month

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BuffaloDave
4/3/12 2:43:41PM
While Nick Diaz's MMA future may still be in doubt, the former Strikeforce welterweight champion has decided to return to his Brazilian jiu-jitsu roots.

The World Jiu-Jitsu Expo and Cesar Gracie, Diaz's trainer and manager, have confirmed that Diaz will compete in a BJJ super-fight at the WJJE on May 12 in Long Beach, Calif.

According to Gracie, Diaz wanted to enter one of the WJJE's tournaments, however, Expo officials chose to have him only compete in a super-fight. No opponent has been signed just yet.

Diaz, a black belt under Gracie, hasn't competed in a BJJ match in two years. Gracie said the UFC, "usually doesn't want (Nick) competing (in BJJ) if it's near a fight, (but) he has no fight lined up."

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BuffaloDave
4/3/12 2:46:23PM
Don't get subbed homie!!
airkerma
4/3/12 3:04:03PM
That's pretty sweet, I have never seen him compete in gi before. Glad to see that he is sticking with competing in jitsu, even if he says his mma days are done.
Wallass
4/3/12 7:32:28PM
Im not a Diaz fan but I never question this dudes passion or competitiveness.
Bubbles
4/3/12 11:15:37PM
I wonder who his opponent will be
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