Braulio Estima was a guest on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani and discussed his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Super Fight with Nick Diaz on May 12th 2012 for the World Jiu Jitsu Expo. Estima says he wants to be the first person to submit the ‘MMA Legend’:
“I think people underestimate a lot Nick. I think because of my name, because of what I have achieved , the pressure is all on me. Which it helps him, he has nothing to lose. I’m coming off of a break from and haven’t trained as hard as I have for ADCC, I lost a lot of weight to make this fight at 180, I will be coming from Thailand which is 14 hours of difference, so the jet lag is going to be great.
So this actually brings the match a little bit even. But even though, I push myself in every possible way, I think I will do well and I really want to be the guy who first guy to make him tap. To be able to perform Jiu-Jitsu in MMA the way that he does, you have to be very good.
He doesn’t have much of a record of just fighting in BJJ, because he stopped two years ago, you know, so it’s going to be difficult. In two years, things change. I’m a completely different fighter than two years ago. But he has no pressure to win this fight, he just has to go in there and do a good job. It’s going to be a great match to watch.”