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WATCH: First Look of Nick Diaz’s ‘Bada*s’ Movie Appearance With Jean-Claude Van Damme

Published 01/25/2023, 12:50 PM EST

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It has been a season of major crossovers in careers. The UFC stars have increasingly taken roles on the big screen. The news of Conor McGregor being in the movie ‘Road house’ with Jake Gyllenhaal has kept the fans ever so excited. Moreover, another UFC star will feature in a movie with a huge Hollywood name. Nick Diaz is set to feature alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme in the movie ‘Darkness of man’. The UFC middleweight fighter’s close friend provided a major update regarding the movie.

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Latest update of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s ‘Darkness of Man’ with Nick Diaz

Nick Diaz‘s close friend Matt Staudt provided an update about his new movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. The movie titled ‘Darkness of Man’ is being shot in Los Angeles and it’s a dark crime story.


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Matt Staudt shared the details in his Instagram account. He posted a photo of Nick Diaz along with a detailed caption. The caption read, “The movie I was in LA for the last month wrapped yesterday. Get ready for a new, gritty and dark crime story set in LA starring @jcvd and features @nickdiaz209 who killed it. Nick also has a bada*s fight scene in the film.”


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It would excite fans to know that the movie has the UFC fighter in an action scene. Furthermore, Staudt wrote, “When it got to rehearsing the fight he took over and of course had better ideas than the film’s stunt coordinator which is what ended up being filmed and looked awesome. And as mentioned earlier you even get treated to a super short but awesome cameo from yours truly. Thanks again to @jamescullenb and @jarrettfurst and great job to everyone. Can’t wait to see this movie. Stay tuned for Darkness Of Man.”

Fans react to seeing Nick Diaz featured in the movie

Fans are always excited to see Diaz inside or outside the octagon. The fans have commented on Matt Staudt’s post.

One fan commented, “Sounds dope as f*ck.” 

Similarly, another fan added, “Hell yea. That’s what’s up. Nick’s the man!”

A social media army sounded like he was from the Nate Diaz Army, “209ers in The Big league!”


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Furthermore, one fan added, “I’m looking forward to it. I’m really happy.”

Moreover, one fan added, “damn!! Congrats guys!!! Added to my list of upcoming movies…”

Also, some fans couldn’t hide their excitement and said, “Dope can’t wait to see it.”


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Written by:

Faizan Mirza


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Faizan Mirza is a UFC Writer at Essentially Sports. He has had a keen eye on the UFC since 2015 and is a fan of Conor McGregor because of his attitude and charisma. Faizan had been following McGregor's ascent in the sport.
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Vineet Nandwana