Nick Diaz set to compete in "BJJ Superfight" at WJJE in MayPosted on April 3, 2012, 03:05 PM by Joey Santosus
While it won't be inside the octagon, it appears Nick Diaz may be returning to action sooner than expected.
According to MMAFighting.com, both his manager, Cesar Gracie, and The World Jiu-Jitsu Expo have confirmed that "The Stockton Bad Boy" will compete in a "BJJ Superfight" at the WJJE in May.
A black-belt under Gracie, Diaz has competed in such matches in previous years, but would traditionally be prohibited from doing so while actively signed for a fight in mixed martial arts. Last seen at UFC 143, however, Nick Diaz announced his retirement from the sport after coming up short on the judges' scorecards against Carlos Condit.
Though mixed reports regarding his furture in MMA have followed, a positive post-fight drug test and his subsequent suspension by the NSAC appear to have afforded Diaz ample oppourtinity to participate in the BJJ contest. His opponent is yet to be determined.
The World Jiu-Jitsu Expo's inaugural event is set to take place May 12th at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. For more information on the Expo, visit the official WJJE Website.
Further Reading: Cesar Gracie talks Nick Diaz's suspension