Nick Diaz once again ditched an event, this time no-showing a scheduled grappling match against Bralio Estima at the World Jiujitsu Expo. Estima who was disappointed at Diaz for being unprofessional, took to twitter shortly after the bout:
A furious Estima also talked about this on MMA Fighting‘s video, where he calls Diaz “disrespectful to him, the sport, and the kids in his charity”.
More quotes after the jump.
“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.”
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