Cesar Gracie advises Nick Diaz to beg for his job back

Nick Diaz and his trainer/manager Cesar Gracie have always had a very close relationship, so it was a surprise when he failed to stand behind Diaz when the fighter was a no show for Wednesday’s UFC 137 press conference in Las Vegas.

To start the press conference, UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre and an empty seat that was meant for Diaz joined UFC President Dana White on the dais. White then told of how Diaz could not be found leading up to the presser, which led to Diaz being replaced by Carlos Condit.

Gracie spoke to MMAFighting.com about Diaz’s behavior leading up to the Las Vegas press conference, immediately agreeing that White was correct in removing Diaz from the fight.

Gracie also offered the following, “Nick is like family to me. We’re going to have a long discussion, hopefully with Dana, to see if he’s still in the UFC or not. But let’s face it, Nick is 28 years old. I talked to Dana about this before, and I think a big problem with all of this is Nick has social anxiety. He doesn’t like to go and be away from home. He has no trouble fighting in the cage, though. You can’t just not show up and [not] tell anyone anything.”

Gracie finished by saying, “If I were him, I would be calling Dana at some point basically begging for my job and giving [me] another chance to fight for the title.“– to read the complete interview visit MMAFighting.com.

At this point Diaz has not been cut from the UFC, but his future is far from clear.

What do you think LowKick’ers, does Nick Diaz have a future with the UFC?

Further Reading: Nick Diaz pulled from UFC 137; Carlos Condit steps in to challenge GSP

Nick Diaz, top, pummels Gleison Tibau during the Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC 65 at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA, on November 18, 2006. Photo credit: Francis Specker



  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/RollinMaluOn64s/ RollinMaluOn64s

    Nick has ADHD, so its not unlikely he has anxiety which is common for that disorder.

    idk i wouldn’t be too quick to judge him for w.e he’s going through

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Juryson/ juryson

    Better listen to your Coach homey!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Moots/ moots

    There is no way – nor should it be – that Diaz gets his immediate title shot back. Now he should face Penn to determine who gets the next shot after Condit vs GSP.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Nickp44/ nickp44

    Oh boy here we go… “he has ADHD… he has social anxiety… etc etc.”

    No – he’s just an IDIOT. Grow up and act like a man.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Keyboard-Contender/ Keyboard Contender

    yes I completely agree with you, he defiantly does have ADHD, (Annoying-D**k-Head-Disorder)

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Pound4pound/ pound4pound

    Those are lame excuses, I have issues too if you know what I mean and I still show up to work everyckufing morning.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/ViciousNature1/ ViciousNature1

    I bet half judgemental twats dont know what its like to have adhd or social anxiety.im 37 years old and suffer from social anxiety bad,im so bad i cant even go into the bank let alone a grocery store..if i self mediacte makes it a tad easier.got to love internet tuff guys,and even wors3 key board md”s

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Juryson/ juryson

    Only on the internet can someone scared of the grocery store have Vicious in their name! lol

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/ViciousNature1/ ViciousNature1

    lol takes a real man to crack on a person with medical conditions ..im sure you beat ur kids n or wife to make ur pussy azz fell better bout urself.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/ViciousNature1/ ViciousNature1

    might not do good in crowds but qould put money on it if u said that bs to my face,ud be trying to pull my fist out ur pole chugger

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/ViciousNature1/ ViciousNature1

    but would ^^^^

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Pound4pound/ pound4pound

    Do you have a job? dude we all have our own issues this is not something he has never done before, we have to drag our asses every to school or work every day, he is only doing this once, I am huge fan, I started my twitter account just to ask minime to have Diaz in the UFC but this is a joke…

    Diaz is showing that mentallity so normal on addicts, they do not think of anyone but themselves…

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Juryson/ juryson

    @ViciousNature1

    So I’ve learned three things about you:
    1) You have no sense of humor,
    2) You have a gambling problem, and
    3) You are vicious online, making it completely impossible for you to be vicious in real life.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Juryson/ juryson

    Thanks to you my wife and kids won’t have to suffer anymore, as reading your comments have brought me more joy than beating them ever could! Thanks!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Juryson/ juryson

    Judging by that homophobic/erotic comment, you pulled your own fist out your own throat to type it, so kudos.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Keyboard-Contender/ Keyboard Contender

    @ViciousNature1
    so you hate “Keyboard md’s”? how do you feel about Keyboard Contenders? haha

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/HunterB/ HunterB

    dont be scared to brown nose a bit homie

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Gabe/ Gabe

    ….I’m sure if they offered a million dollars to go to a presser, you’d forget your anxiety. I know I would! Besides, …there’s medication for that.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ksooner76/ ksooner76

    Hey he has be doing this a LONG TIME time to grow up…
    ALL THE GSP SUCKS, IM THE REAL CHAMP,,, GIVE ME JUST ONE
    CHANCE!!!!!…. and does something like this he is a vet to do something like this its a start to look for a way out but instead of waiting for the next antantic Dana said good by now but all the blaming and they did it cause i would of beat him and he is there golen boy….BLah BLAH….and sorry but isnt fair to GSP Nick is one of the best or Ceaser who trained him he has been begging for a 2nd chance…if he cant claim in justice its just not a good day

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Gabe/ Gabe

    Besides, Gracie said he THINKS Nick has anxiety problems. In reality, Nick is just a kid that grew up in the 90’s when tupac was popular and just never grew out of it.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/RollinMaluOn64s/ RollinMaluOn64s

    lol yeah me too man

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/RabbitPuncher/ RabbitPuncher

    If he has a legitimate disability, then I believe that Cesar Gracie (or some form of management) should be more active in Diaz’s affairs. He doesnt just need his business handled for him, but he needs a handler as far as his day to day media activities are concerned as well. When it’s time for the media circus, get the guy a babysitter. He can’t be trusted to do or say the right thing as far as his career in concerned.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/MAMBA24ILL/ MAMBA24ILL

    The biggest fight of his career & he pulls this stunt?! Axe his ass!!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/JiuJitsuBBQ/ JiuJitsuBBQ

    I’m a pychotherapist and I can state emphatically that ADHD and social anxiety are not related in the least. They are sometimes both present in an individual (comorbid) but are not at all the same thing and are not treated with the same medications or therapeutic interventions. That said, if Diaz truly does suffer from a debilitating anxiety disorder, I don’t see him getting help for it. All the empirical research shows that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the best way to treat anxiety disorders (sometimes in conjunction with medication) which requires seeing a psychotherapist or a psychologist. I can’t see Nick doing that as it would tarnish his whole thug/tough guy persona. His loss.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Mindkontrolle/ mindkontrolle

    it’s called Cannabis. that’s a great natural cure that works for hundreds of ailments.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Poweroftwomen/ poweroftwomen

    Its a real shame when you see someone admit to having mental health issues and then everyone start to take the piss out of them. Just goes to show it will be along time before we break down the stigma of mental illness. The weirdest thing was seeing all the weak`s and funny`s agreeing with the piss taking.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Nakedtriangle/ nakedtriangle

    completly agree once an idiot always an idiot, hes pro fighter and there is some responsability to that and it includes showing up for media events, if u cant comply then go on to another organization and keep being the big fish in the small pond