UFC Allows Nick Diaz to Compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Super-Fight Next Month - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

Reply

Old 04-04-2012, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
SPEED KILLS
 
SM33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,453
SM33 Is World RenownSM33 Is World RenownSM33 Is World RenownSM33 Is World RenownSM33 Is World RenownSM33 Is World RenownSM33 Is World RenownSM33 Is World RenownSM33 Is World RenownSM33 Is World RenownSM33 Is World Renown
UFC Allows Nick Diaz to Compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Super-Fight Next Month

Quote:
Apr 3, 2012 - 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."

Gracie added that he expects to find out this week when Diaz's hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his positive drug test following his UFC 143 loss to Carlos Condit will take place. He teased last week via Twitter that Diaz's MMA days aren't over, despite retiring following the loss to Condit.

The first-ever World Jiu-Jitsu Expo will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center. In addition to the Diaz super-fight, fans attending the Expo can take part in free seminars with BJJ stars Renzo Gracie, Braulio Estima, Roger Gracie, Robert Drysdale, Rodrigo Comprido and Andre Galvao.

For more on the Expo, including how to purchase tickets, visit the WJJE official Web site.
I'm confident Diaz will grace the Octagon again, and I think the UFC could loosen up on competing elsewhere.

The biggest problem with a tournament like this is of course injury putting fighters our for a while. It can't really hurt a fighter's stance in the UFC, and won't earn them more money than the UFC can, so do you think they should allow this more often?

Close to a fight is understandable but guys are often waiting around, do you think they should be allowed to compete elsewhere for the sake of staying active?
__________________
SM33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 04-04-2012, 02:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
LL
Rough Sex and Banana Pudding
 
LL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dance Class with Dom.
Posts: 8,341
LL Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLL Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLL Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLL Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLL Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLL Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLL Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLL Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLL Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLL Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLL Is Beyond A Rankings System
The UFC's always allowed fighters to do stuff like this, Palhares and Okami have both done Abu Dhabi.
__________________
THE PERFECT STORM

THE PERFECT RECORD

THE PERFECT FIGHTER
LL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 03:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
Flyweight
 
rul3z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Babylon
Posts: 495
rul3z is a jewel in the roughrul3z is a jewel in the roughrul3z is a jewel in the roughrul3z is a jewel in the roughrul3z is a jewel in the roughrul3z is a jewel in the roughrul3z is a jewel in the roughrul3z is a jewel in the roughrul3z is a jewel in the roughrul3z is a jewel in the roughrul3z is a jewel in the rough
One of the obstacles that Fedor didn't sign with the UFC was the SAMBO championships. Why wasn't a contract done with him and given him the green light to fight outside the octagon?

It's a shame that Dana White is doing excuses to his boy just to make him get back to fighting in the octagon again!
__________________
Fedor Emelianenko: The one who doesn't fall, doesn't stand up

Fedor Emelianenko | Anderson Silva | Junior Dos Santos | Lyoto Machida | Carlos Condit | Frankie Edgar | Erick Silva
rul3z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 03:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
Featherweight
 
ASKREN4WIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,070
ASKREN4WIN is on another level nowASKREN4WIN is on another level nowASKREN4WIN is on another level nowASKREN4WIN is on another level nowASKREN4WIN is on another level nowASKREN4WIN is on another level nowASKREN4WIN is on another level nowASKREN4WIN is on another level nowASKREN4WIN is on another level nowASKREN4WIN is on another level nowASKREN4WIN is on another level now
And when he loses he will say bleepedy bleep bleep, smoke some weed and anounce his retirement from BJJ competition.
__________________
Fav Fighters:
BJ
GSP
Askren
JDS
Belcher
Shogun
Fedor
Hendo
Sonnen
ASKREN4WIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 03:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
LL
Rough Sex and Banana Pudding
 
LL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dance Class with Dom.
Posts: 8,341
LL Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLL Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLL Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLL Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLL Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLL Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLL Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLL Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLL Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLL Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLL Is Beyond A Rankings System
Quote:
Originally Posted by rul3z View Post
One of the obstacles that Fedor didn't sign with the UFC was the SAMBO championships. Why wasn't a contract done with him and given him the green light to fight outside the octagon?

It's a shame that Dana White is doing excuses to his boy just to make him get back to fighting in the octagon again!
They were gonna let Fedor do Sambo.
__________________
THE PERFECT STORM

THE PERFECT RECORD

THE PERFECT FIGHTER
LL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 04:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
ROCKET FISTS
 
khoveraki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,744
khoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renownkhoveraki Is World Renown
Diaz isnt high level enough for it to be a "superfight" and lol @ no opponent named yet.


And of course Diaz isnt retiring from MMA, why would he spend so much on a lawyer to get a suspension lifted if he didnt want to fight again.
__________________
WAR CIGANO



sig credit to Limba

lobster train.
khoveraki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 06:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
Bantamweight
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 926
Buakaw_GSP is on another level nowBuakaw_GSP is on another level nowBuakaw_GSP is on another level nowBuakaw_GSP is on another level nowBuakaw_GSP is on another level nowBuakaw_GSP is on another level nowBuakaw_GSP is on another level nowBuakaw_GSP is on another level nowBuakaw_GSP is on another level nowBuakaw_GSP is on another level nowBuakaw_GSP is on another level now
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion View Post
They were gonna let Fedor do Sambo.
True. The UFC doesent have a problem with guys doing BJJ/Sambo/Judo and the like. Fighting for a Kickboxing, Boxing, or another MMA organization/promotion is where it becomes tricky.
Buakaw_GSP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 06:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
Lightweight
 
The Dark Knight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: East London, England
Posts: 1,912
The Dark Knight Is A Pound 4 Pound GreatThe Dark Knight Is A Pound 4 Pound GreatThe Dark Knight Is A Pound 4 Pound GreatThe Dark Knight Is A Pound 4 Pound GreatThe Dark Knight Is A Pound 4 Pound GreatThe Dark Knight Is A Pound 4 Pound GreatThe Dark Knight Is A Pound 4 Pound GreatThe Dark Knight Is A Pound 4 Pound GreatThe Dark Knight Is A Pound 4 Pound GreatThe Dark Knight Is A Pound 4 Pound GreatThe Dark Knight Is A Pound 4 Pound Great
Well that's something I guess. At least it keeps him busy for awhile.
The Dark Knight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2012, 02:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
Flyweight
 
rul3z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Babylon
Posts: 495
rul3z is a jewel in the roughrul3z is a jewel in the roughrul3z is a jewel in the roughrul3z is a jewel in the roughrul3z is a jewel in the roughrul3z is a jewel in the roughrul3z is a jewel in the roughrul3z is a jewel in the roughrul3z is a jewel in the roughrul3z is a jewel in the roughrul3z is a jewel in the rough
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion View Post
They were gonna let Fedor do Sambo.
Never heard about something like that!
__________________
Fedor Emelianenko: The one who doesn't fall, doesn't stand up

Fedor Emelianenko | Anderson Silva | Junior Dos Santos | Lyoto Machida | Carlos Condit | Frankie Edgar | Erick Silva
rul3z is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Powered by vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios