So I hear that Nick Diaz will be returning to his roots by doing a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Supermatch at the up coming World Jiu-Jitsu Expo set to take place May 12th at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. Which basicly means it will be an MMA match without the parts that are interesting to non-martial artists. When I first started watching the UFC, I asked my karate sensei why the fighters spent so much time hugging each other and rolling around on the ground. Using his vast understanding of fighting, he told me that it was because they didn’t know what they how to fight, and that he would knock them out easily. Heh, and the rest is history. These days I sit there and grind my teeth watching less then perfect boxing as I pray someone will take the other guy down and work a nice submission.
As a martial artist, I am really interested to see the outcome of this “BJJ Super Match” The Diaz brothers, both BJJ Black Belts under Ceasar Gracie have long been renown for their submission abilities. But that’s in the world of MMA. When you step back into the world of total grappling, you find people that have done nothing but grappled for the whole of their lives! I would be very interested to see Diaz show case his talents like this. The WJJE website says that they still haven’t named who Diaz will be fighting, but I’ll keep an eye out.