Braulio Estima waits on the mat for Nick Diaz at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo in Long Beach, Calif., on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Photo via MMAFighting.com.
There are three things in life that are certain: 1) Death, 2) Taxes, and 3) If left to his own devices, Nick Diaz is probably not going to show up to whatever engagement he may have at any given time.
Such was the case last night (Sat., May 12, 2012) at the Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif., when Diaz failed to shows up for his planned Brazilian jiu-jitsu superfight against Braulio Estima.
And, naturally, Estima is pissed off about it:
"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."
There's more to the story, of course. Diaz was reportedly told the day before the event that Estima would not be able to make weight for the submission grappling match, though that ended up not being the case. His trainer, Cesar Gracie, told MMAFighting.com he had no idea where Diaz was and no one was able to locate him.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fans know all too well what it's like dealing with the Stockton slugger, who lost out on a welterweight championship opportunity against Georges St. Pierre after no-showing multiple press conferences.
Not quite the same as Estima literally waiting for him on the mats in front of fans, but you get the point.
Hear more from Estima after the jump, including his all but challenging Diaz to an MMA fight on his terms.
Editor's note: Nick Diaz's YouTube account actually "liked" this video shortly after it went up. Take that for what you will.