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Diaz Off DREAM.5, Could Face Noons in Stockton

According to, Nick Diaz will no longer be fighting Hayato “Mach” Sakurai at DREAM.5 (July 21st; Osaka, Japan) for the league’s vacant welterweight title, due to contractual obligations with EliteXC: “Apparently EliteXC has other plans for Diaz and the July date might conflict with their plans.” You could probably figure out what those plans are, but for the record, sources have informed FiveOuncesofPain that a rematch between Diaz and K.J. Noons for EliteXC’s 160-pound title will be added to the next “Saturday Night Fights” broadcast on July 26th.

Though the event was initially rumored to be held in St. Louis, it looks like that idea is being scrapped, as several major sporting events (including a monster truck rally; go figure) are already scheduled to take place in the Gateway City around that time. Now, the buzz is that the Diaz/Noons bout will take place somewhere in Stockton, California, the city that spawned those rotten Diaz brothers. Obviously, it’s a wise move from a marketing standpoint — just as EliteXC’s “Street Certified” event featuring Kimbo Slice was a hit in Kimbo’s hometown of Miami, and “Shamrock vs. Le” did bang-up business in San Jose, Nick Diaz’s rabid civic pride could translate into a wild sellout crowd in Stockton, which would be a perfect backdrop to a live television event (providing that there are no riots in the arena, of course).

At this point, EliteXC: Unfinished Business (working title) will still be headlined by the middleweight championship rematch between Robbie Lawler and Scott Smith, as well as Jake Shields vs. TBA for the vacant welterweight belt.

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Dr.- June 22, 2008 at 5:18 pm
@ PJ Poons

You are a piece of shit. Do you understand sarcasm? Probably not, after all, you're a piece of shit.

It's retards like you that make posting on here fun because, while you can obviously read, you don't understand shit. Probably too many dicks slapping against the side of your head. I don't blame you. Dudes like you love as much cock as you can get.
poopypants- June 22, 2008 at 4:19 pm
Having the fight in Stockton? Christ, why don't they just make KJ fight blindfolded, too?
Is there any substantial venue in Stockton?
Boneman- June 22, 2008 at 4:14 pm
Once a fruitpicker...Always a fruitpicker...

Diaz....what a dick!
mmacoach- June 22, 2008 at 3:58 pm
It's bad enough we have to look at his real face from the front, now we have to see his cartoon image from the back? Wow, there should be a law against that. Let's let Monson rip the shirt in half, wait... then it will look like his brother.
PJ Poons- June 22, 2008 at 3:57 pm
ha ha, couple of man lovers above.

Ooo, where I can get a shirt with your beautiful face on it Nicki.
mma pro- June 22, 2008 at 3:31 pm
wow nice shirt, the graphics are sick, it looks just like him, where can i get mine??
Dr.- June 22, 2008 at 2:35 pm
Holy shit! Affliction doesn't have anything on that shirt. WTF? Nick, did you design that yourself? I want you to kick the shit out of Noons but that shirt just kicked the shit out of me.