Kid Peligro broke the news first hand. According to a post on his blog (Kid Peligro’s Mat), two big-name MMA fighters are signed up for the Jiu-Jitsu World Championship, to take place June 2 in Long Beach, California.
Nick Diaz, the current welterweight champion of Strikeforce, will enter the black belt fray, while his brother, Nate, who fights in the UFC, will compete at brown. Both are Cesar Gracie-trained fighters on team Gracie Fighter, where submission wizards Caio Terra and Samir Chantre train, as well.
Now to keep up to date on all the goings-on in the lead-up and during the biggest Jiu-Jitsu event of the year, don’t forget to keep tuned to the GRACIEMAG at the Worlds Blog.