The Cesar Gracie camp will get its second consecutive chance to calculate a game-plan against the enigmatic UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre at UFC 137. Gracie himself feels that his second pupil to step in against the champ, Nick Diaz will in fact be able to negate the advanced wrestling style of St-Pierre with his ‘real Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Gracie jiu-jitsu.’ Not sure of the intention, but it does seem to infer that Gracie may believe GSP’s black belt under Bruno Fernandez is not a real Brazilian black belt, or at least not equivalent.
Via USA Today:
“Nick is going to counter his wrestling with true black-belt jiu-jitsu, Gracie jiu-jitsu,”
Another interesting note is that Gracie also went on to explain that Diaz is now under contract with both the UFC and Strikeforce, allowing him to fight for both organizations, but also now clearly disallows any boxing fights.
“They were very fair in their dealings with us,” Gracie said. “It was kind of a complex contract because of the boxing, so he obviously had to be compensated for not boxing and taking this fight instead.”