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Decision Day For KJ Noons: Will He Stay or Go?

(The fight that set off a shit-storm of events.)

Even though they’ve stripped him of the title, the door is not yet closed on KJ Noons’ relationship with Elite XC. The company reportedly gave Noons a Monday deadline to determine whether, and under what circumstances, he’ll continue to work for them. After all this drama it’s hard to imagine that we’ll be seeing Noons back in the Elite XC cage unless he gets a significant pay raise. Even then, you have to wonder what they would do with their ex-lightweight champ.

He refused to fight Nick Diaz even though it’s the only bout for him with any real heat at the moment. His manager, Mark Dion, said previously that the fight Noons really wants is one with Eddie Alvarez. Trouble is, rumors are now circulating that it will be Diaz who faces Alvarez for the vacant Elite XC title. Now that’s got to sting if you’re Noons. Not only does Diaz get more money, he also gets the fight KJ wants and maybe even his belt. What’s next, his bike?

If that happens, Noons can wait out the Diaz-Alvarez bout, hoping that Alvarez wins and he’ll finally get his shot at him. Even then, there’s still the sticky issue of money to sort out. If Diaz pulls out the victory Noons will be almost forced into a rematch with him for the belt that was his to begin with.

After everything that’s happened, however, it seems more likely that Noons is looking for the door at this point. He still has two fights on his contract, though he could decide to focus on boxing for a while in the hopes that Elite XC will crumble and he’ll be free and clear to sign a new MMA deal when they do. That is, assuming there is an organization who will be willing to pay him what he thinks he’s worth even after he’s been out of the game for a while.

Sounds like refusing a much-hyped rematch on network TV maybe wasn’t the best career move after all. Weird.

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Nate Diaz's lisp- September 23, 2008 at 2:44 am
Thuffering thuckitash! 209 bitches, reprethent
UFC fan- September 22, 2008 at 2:43 am
"# TUF Guy Says:
September 22nd, 2008 at 12:16 pm

I did 30 pushups twice today using my makeshift push-up pro, my shoulders are gonna be like Ryu’s from Streetfighter in a few days.

I did 30 dick-ups in GAYguys mouth today, my dick is gonna look like john holmes in a few days. thanks gay guy :)
Mike- September 22, 2008 at 2:09 am
The UFC should snatch KJ up quickly and match him up with Nasty Nate Diaz. It would be an embarassment for the Diaz family if KJ beat both Nick and Nate, but a Nate vs. KJ would definitely me a good draw for an UFN.
MMA FAN- September 22, 2008 at 12:54 am
"What’s next, his bike?" lol u cracked me up
Tpark- September 21, 2008 at 11:05 pm
All thats left is for Diaz to bang Noon's sister or something and Noon will officially be nothing.
Scott Whitt- September 21, 2008 at 7:49 pm
Of course Diaz deserves a rematch. He was dominated in the first fight but came back with a 2nd win over Thomas Denny. WOW!! Thomas Denny
Just one more example of what a screwed up organization is.
TUF Guy- September 21, 2008 at 6:16 pm
I did 30 pushups twice today using my makeshift push-up pro, my shoulders are gonna be like Ryu's from Streetfighter in a few days.
Anonymous- September 21, 2008 at 5:47 pm
Well I would put KJ in the same league as Randy. Randy got to renegotiate his contract so why wouldn't a piece of shit like the KockJockey think it could work for him.?

Eat shit and die, KJ. Oh by the way, you're still a bitch.
Who the fuck cares- September 21, 2008 at 5:34 pm
Thats all Elite XC is a sinking ship anyway. I would like to see Kimbo get a one fight do or die contract in the UFC and face Randy or Brock or better yet Heath Herring
Old, Bald and Irish- September 21, 2008 at 5:10 pm
Diaz versus Alverez....


That's gonna be a great fight!

KJ Who?

*sound of crickets chirping*
Dex- September 21, 2008 at 4:57 pm
After seeing what Dion did to Vera's career, why would anyone deal with him? There is no shortage of good MMA managers out there.
KJ's Poon- September 21, 2008 at 4:50 pm
KJ is a joke. He should have a rematch with Krazy Horse so he can get knocked right back into reality.