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Nick Diaz Doesn’t Give a (Expletive) About the CSAC and Their Rules


(Does this look like a man who considers the consequences and repercussions of his actions?)

Nick Diaz’s chief enabler/manager Cesar Gracie weighed in on the California State Athletic Commission’s recent clarification of their stance on athletes and medical marijuana. If you’ve followed the adventures of Cesar and Nick in past episodes such as “Nick screws over Strikeforce” and “Nick gets pulled from EliteXC event,” it probably won’t surprise you to know that Gracie isn’t responding by insisting that his fighter get clean or find himself new management:

“Just when he gets licensed, he probably shouldn’t smoke,” said Gracie. “That’s my advice to him. If you’re going to fight, don’t smoke. Besides that, there are a lot of states in the country. He could go fight in Japan. He could fight wherever he wants.”
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“Obviously, I’d love to have Nick fight in California,” said Gracie. “It’s right here in my home state. It’s not Virginia or something where Nathan (Diaz) is fighting. It’d be great if Nick could quit smoking all together, if he could do that, but if he doesn’t, he doesn’t.”

Something tells me that when those lazy Hollywood producers finally get around to making that Oscar-winning movie about Diaz’s life, Gracie will not be portrayed as the stern father figure who tells Nick the difficult truths he needs to hear. Instead, he’ll be the benevolent background figure who would kind of like to see you get your act together, I mean, if you feel like it.

As for Diaz’s response to the CSAC’s stance on medical marijuana, Gracie said he “doesn’t give a (expletive),” which should surprise no one. He also said that Diaz may fight on the January 30 Strikeforce card in Florida, but didn’t mention any possible opponents. He then concluded by jokingly (we hope) comparing Diaz’s refusal to stop smoking weed to Rosa Parks’ refusal to get up from her seat on the bus. Seriously:

“What can you do, man?” Gracie said of the CSAC policy. “Rosa Parks wasn’t supposed to ride in the front of the bus. She was supposed to be in the back of that bus. Nick is the Rosa Parks of MMA,” he added with a laugh.

It may sound absurd and slightly offensive, but in Gracie’s defense, I found this excerpt from a chapter on the Civil Rights Movement in a high school history textbook:

“Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was a civil rights pioneer whose act of civil disobedience helped spark the Montgomery Bus Boycott on December 1, 1955. After bus driver James Blake demanded that she give up her seat to a white passenger, Parks refused. When told that she could be arrested, Parks remained in her seat and insisted that she ‘didn’t give a (expletive).’ After a Supreme Court ruling declared the Alabama and Montgomery bus laws unconstitutional, Parks revealed that she had been ‘totally stoned’ throughout the entire boycott.”

How ’bout that, old Cesar was on to something.

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Nick Bruiser- December 1, 2009 at 8:38 pm
figured id stop lurking for once and login to thank you for a truly hilarious and entertaining article. thanks CP
Kimbos Bread- December 1, 2009 at 6:03 pm
Hey Nick Diaz, Geico called. They're looking for their caveman.
MediumRare- December 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm
@yungfo

Kick yourself in the taint.

I guess you'd rather War Machine didn't insist on putting his life in a blender. And I guess you wish Tito Otiz would learn to speak English. And you probably cry for the reputation of MMA when Lesnar does us the service of entertaining us with his outbursts.

Diaz is one of the most likeable personalities in MMA exactly because "he doesn't give a fuck, homie." It's not a shame. It's fucking entertaining. He'll fight again. And when he does we'll all watch 'cause he's an awesome fighter and personalitiy. And if he doesn't we'll all reminisce about when he busted out a Stockton Heybuddy to the entire crowd at the end of his fight.

Take it for what it's worth and stop taking this shit so seriously. It's not a matter of historical consequence. It's cage fighting.
MediumRare- December 1, 2009 at 1:21 pm
Nick Diaz must be a contender for the most entertaining mixed martial artist.

Some fighters entertain us not with their fighting but with the train wrecks that are their personal lives, e.g. Junie Browning and War Machine.

Other fighters entertain us purely with their fighting prowess and have nothing remarkable about their personal lives, e.g. Fedor Emelianenko, Anderson Silva and GSP.

Still others are great to watch in the cage AND give us plenty of lols between fights. Nick Diaz has it all. Shit I wish the UFC would bring him back.
yungfo- December 1, 2009 at 10:47 am
It is a damn shame that one of, if not the most entertaining and talented MMA fighter around can't put down the bong. I love watching Diaz fight, and he could be a positive ambassador of the sport, but like we all know "he dont give a fuck homie." It sucks that he is literally pissing away the best years of his career. Nick Diaz needs a fucking intervention, quickly.
Alex in Toronto- December 1, 2009 at 10:27 am
Rosa Parks didn't stop there. Nope, she started sitting in those chairs meant for the disabled. Did she have the right change? Did she bollocks. Probably talked to the driver as well.

Gervais.
clutchy hopkins- December 1, 2009 at 10:21 am
diaz is the fuckin man
Merlin- December 1, 2009 at 10:18 am
With a nose like his he should consider switching from Blunts to Base.
jimbonics- December 1, 2009 at 10:06 am
Too fucking funny. I actually laughed out loud. Gold, Jerry. Gold.
imakeutap- December 1, 2009 at 10:01 am
ooooooohhhh now i get it, i would always think about the cheetos cheetah when i read wiffa's name hehe
fatalplata- December 1, 2009 at 9:59 am
nick diaz armbar rosa parks 2nd round
Best_Blank_Ever- December 1, 2009 at 9:41 am
Of course it's offensive, Wiffa. That's why it's funny.

Just like your nickname mocks a fine Brazilian gentleman's accent.
MyFightWiffaCheeto- December 1, 2009 at 9:21 am
All of this coming from Cesar Gracie who after his one pro fight popped for the Ganja too.

Also, no one finds the Rosa Park reference, albeit tongue-in-cheek, offensive? Everyone just trying to be funny to get a fucking t-shirt they haven't given out in quite some time?
Sabado Gigante- December 1, 2009 at 9:16 am
Nick Diaz fuckin rules!
itsgalf- December 1, 2009 at 9:07 am
I forget what comedian it was, probably Chris Rock:

Rosa Parks got famous because she was too damn lazy to get off her fat ass, not because she was a fierce civil rights supporter.
Kevin Marshall- December 1, 2009 at 8:58 am
Parks was also the catalyst behind the Montgomery Bus Boycott, telling supporters "Don't be scared, homies."
skeletor- December 1, 2009 at 8:41 am
I was there when Rosa wouldn't move and let me tell you she was persistent. All I wanted to do was sit in the front of the bus. Keep in mind this was the fifties and we hadn't discovered that the real cool people sat in the back of the bus yet. Either way I ran in to her again a few weeks later at this jazz club, we had a good laugh about it and got totally stoned. It really wasn't the big deal they made it out to be. So yeah I get the comparison Gracie is making, you would almost have to know them both to understand though.
agentsmith- December 1, 2009 at 8:32 am
Actually, Rosa Parks was smokin some totally stank sticky-icky on the bus and refused to pass it on to the white dude sitting in front of her, so the honkey ratted her out to the driver who then kicked her off the bus, that's what REALLY caused the boycott. But they don't teach that kinda stuff in history class anymore.
C-Bus Allstar- December 1, 2009 at 8:30 am
"totally stoned"

I rofl'd.
BuckWild- December 1, 2009 at 8:29 am
@ Viva Hate:

No I think "Because I got high" by Afroman would be more appropriate !
shitbag- December 1, 2009 at 8:27 am
Rosa Parks FTMFW yo!
Viva Hate- December 1, 2009 at 8:21 am
i expect to see Diaz coming out to "I want to get high" by Cypress Hill for his next fight.
Wyatt- December 1, 2009 at 8:13 am
Citation Needed
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