The year is 2002. NASA’s space prob is mapping the surface of Mars. Wendy’s founder and square burger entrepreneur Dave Thomas died. Grand Theft Auto 3 came out. Shit was crazy. Then, one faithful day, some guys are at the Grapplers Quest trying to film their friend but they filmed this random guy named Nick Diaz instead.
Maybe some part of these dudes knew what they were witnessing, maybe it was déjà vu, maybe they just saw some really cool shit like flying armbar attempts and a gnarly calf slicer. Here we see Nick Diaz before his debut at UFC 44 and even a year before he became the WEC Welterweight champion.
Of course, if Nick Diaz is throwing down his brother Nate Diaz can’t be far behind. Luckily, the uploader’s buddy Joe Sorea got on the mat with Nate at some point in the tournament.
Props to James Nevarez who opened up the Stockton time capsule.