Nick Diaz: Training with Jean-Claude Van Damme was a dream come true

Yesterday we told you that Nick and Nate Diaz trekked from Northern California down to Los Angeles to train with their childhood martial arts action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme. Today, we’ve got more photos from the actual training, as well as Nick’s reflections on JVCD.

"Dreams come true," Nick told TMZ after training with Van Damme.

"I used to watch all his movies. That’s how I got started doing kicks and doing the splits. … I thought it was the coolest thing when I was eight years old."

The Brothers Diaz are known most for their boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu but respect all martial arts, even the so-called "traditional" ones that Van Damme made his name with.

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"It’s good to keep all that karate and basic martial arts [and] cover all that types of stuff," Nick reasoned.

"Otherwise it can come back and get you later."

Check out the muscles from Bussels working kicks with Nick and Nate above and below!