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Comedian & BJJ Blue Belt Joey Diaz Rumored to be Cornering Craig Jones vs Gabi Garcia

Comedian & BJJ Blue Belt Joey Diaz Rumored to be Cornering Craig Jones vs Gabi Garcia

In an unexpected twist, comedian and Brazilian jiu-jitsu blue belt Joey “Coco” Diaz is rumored to be cornering Craig Jones for his eagerly awaited super fight against Gabi Garcia. This clash between top grapplers Jones and Garcia is shaping up to be one of the most significant intergender events in submission grappling history.

Known for his stand-up comedy, acting, and regular appearances on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Diaz has been training jiu-jitsu since 2016 under Alberto Crane. Despite being a blue belt, he is a fervent supporter of the art, praising its physical and mental benefits.

“I love it. I’m so bad at it and I love it. I am hooked,” Diaz mentioned in a previous interview about jiu-jitsu. “I go and get choked out…I leave there feeling great. I don’t focus on when I get choked out by a 26-year-old kid.”

Though Diaz is an older practitioner still mastering the basics, his passion and comedic touch could bring an entertaining element to Jones’ corner against the formidable Garcia. Garcia, a 4-time ADCC champion, made an emotional decision to take this high-profile fight with Jones instead of competing at ADCC this year.

With Diaz’s storytelling talent and understanding of jiu-jitsu’s challenges, he might be the perfect choice to keep Jones relaxed and focused during this crucial match. Fans can look forward to Diaz’s trademark honesty and humor as he corners the highly anticipated showdown between Jones and Garcia on August 16-17 in Las Vegas.