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Royce Gracie Weighs In On Diaz-Condit Decision

Plenty of notable figures have voiced their opinion on the controversial welterweight tilt between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit waged at UFC 143, with some calling Condit’s performance the picture of technical brilliance and others a coward’s ploy.

For Royce “I Built This House” Gracie, as revealed via Twitter, the fight was an example of the latter.

@nickdiaz209 won that fight in my.opinion. he is what every fighter should be a true martial artists who comes to fight. Well prepared and with a gameplan. Not one that involves running from a fight. Why come to fight if you gonna run. Hackney was running when we fought and I had to take the fight to him, Shamrock showed up not to lose in our rematch its a shame really. I for one am proud of Nick and happy he is part of Grace Jiu-jitsu family.

he didn’t quit he is voicing his disapproval of the judging system and wants no part of it. Same way I stopped fighting on the 90’s when they put rules in the UFC. Nothing wrong with that its his choice. Right or wrong is a matter of opinion but ability to chose is for Nick only.

Winner of UFCs 1, 2 and 4, Gracie last appeared in the cage in 2007 against Kazushi Sakuraba, defeating The Gracie Hunter via unanimous decision before testing positive for anabolic steroids.