May 5, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Nate Diaz before his lightweight bout against Jim Miller during UFC on Fox 3 at the Izod Center. Nate Diaz wins by submission in round two Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE
And you thought they were camera shy.
Apparently not, according to Antioch-based trainer Cesar Gracie, who announced just last night via Twitter that all four of the infamous Gracie team members would be helping out Roy Nelson for this upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF).
Our guys will be helping @roynelsonmma coach his team @nickdiaz209 @NateDiaz209 @jakeshieldsajj @GilbertMelendez will be in the next TUF
Perhaps this was part of the mysterious "deal" that Dana White made with Gracie and Diaz earlier this week.
If all four Cesar Gracie fighters actually do participate on The Ultimate Fighter, it would certainly give some credence to Roy Nelson's ridiculously long and detailed list of coaches he's been planning on bringing in to help him train his team of fighters for the upcoming 16th season of TUF.
If everyone shows up, Nate Diaz would be returning to the show that helped make him a star, as he's the winner of The Ultimate Fighter season five. His older brother Nick has been at odds with the UFC ever since losing a close fight to Carlos Condit for the interim welterweight title, retiring and then subsequently failing a post-fight drug test for marijuana metabolites.
So what do you think of this revelation? Will the Cesar Gracie team be a big help to these aspiring fighters? Or will they be a distraction?