Nick recently visited Dallas, Texas to put on a show at the IBJJF tournament. He won the finals by a quick submission via rear naked choke. Hawk said he is cutting back on competitions but he plans on competing in the IBJJF No-Gi World Championship in December in Anaheim, CA. He earned his black belt back in March at the IBJJF Gi Pan Championships by winning his 16 man bracket as a brown belt. His professor Robert Drysdale gave him his black black on the podium after he got his medal.