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Leaky camp may have cost Nick Diaz on the ground


(one of the pictures from the Jeff Sherwood training gallery in question)

It may take an entire week to cover all the dumb Nick Diaz shenaniganry that went down before and after UFC 158. There’s the controversy over Nick taking swings at GSP after the bell, and then him shoving Georges’ cornerman Braulio Estima after the fight. And then there’s Nick’s opinion that St Pierre had a mole in his camp that slipped him info on all the jitz Diaz was gonna use to dominate the fight. Nick mentioned it in standard disjointed Nick fashion in a post fight interview with FUEL TV:

“The funny thing is, Jeff Sherwood came out and took a bunch of photos of me in my training, had a good training day one of the good ones. I kept snatching people up in kneebars and doing this roll on people that I swore was gonna work really well for me.”

“He kept jumping from one side to the other when I go to roll him. I thought that was kinda funny. I think that had a lot to do with the pictures that were popping up on the internet doing submissions on people. People like to come into the gym and take action shots and say this is what he’s doing he’s going for the kneebar, he’s going for the roll.”

Cesar Gracie threw his own spin on that during his appearance on Monday’s MMA Hour:

“I think it would have to be a complete gameplan switch on what happened and training a little bit different and everything. There was some stuff, it’s almost like “GSP” really knew the moves that Nick was going to do from bottom. It’s interesting, you know? That’s my idea watching the fight. It was really weird. Because Nick does stuff that’s very unique and he hasn’t even, he does it in grappling but he doesn’t necessarily do it in fighting. And he was doing it more in fighting and it was kind of like, wait a minute, this guy is like one step ahead, he knows exactly…it was kind of odd. Almost like someone from our team, or something, not a current member, you know? I don’t know, it was one of those things, but, that’s whatever, I don’t want to make out an issue at all. I don’t know without all the facts.”

Georges is a master at breaking down his opponents and I don’t doubt his team saw the photos of Diaz training and mentally noted what he was working on. Jeez, the one time Diaz tries to be nice and open with the press and it probably bit him in the ass! Not that kneebars are known for their high success ratio to begin with. One thing is for sure though: if you let pictures go out showing you working through your secret weapons, then the only mole in your camp is yourself.

  • frickshun

    At least Diaz is consistent. He was mumbling in the post-fight interview about how GSP seemed to know what he was gonna do before he did it.

    Maybe Diaz thinks the only training GSP does is jump over hurdles for 8 weeks.

  • fightfan

    I never took a BJJ class in my life and I’ve seen that roll to a kneebar before. Just another excuse for Diaz. Does he really think he was gonna catch GSP with that or ANY sub at all? Lame.

  • fightfan

    I’ve never taken a BJJ class in my life and even I have seen that roll into a kneebar before. More lame excuses. Just like Nick said he can beat GSP. Cuz next time he wouldn’t get taken down and would push the pace, etc, etc.

  • iamphoenix

    can someone knock out gsp already please

  • Nachtfalter

    This guy is an embarrassment not only for his camp and his family, not only for the sport, but for humanity. I feel ashamed to belong to same species as Nick Diaz and so should you.

  • CAP

    Sounds more like the Diaz camp has a leaky vaj. Deal with it.

  • agentsmith

    Cause it’s too much to believe that Diaz’s BJJ really isn’t that fantastic.