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EliteXC Confirms KJ Noons’s Bitchassness

When Nick Diaz rails on about how KJ Noons is ducking him, we generally chalk it up to Nick being his usual abrasive self. Turns out it’s not just trash-talk — EliteXC has been desperately trying to set up a rematch between the two 160-pounders for its October 4th show on CBS, but Noons’s management isn’t even returning EliteXC’s phone calls. Said Jared Shaw:

“I don’t understand it. This fight on CBS is maximum exposure and the opportunity for maximum sponsorship dollars, way more than he could make on Showtime. At this point, I question his management…For some reason (his camp) is not coming straight out and saying no, but they are making it very difficult to make it happen. His manager doesn’t want us talking to him directly. Who knows what K.J. even knows about the situation, but his management is holding us hostage…K.J. signed a contract. All we want is for him to honor that contract, fight on October 4th on CBS, and prove that he’s the champion we think he is. Right now, he’s not representing us as the EliteXC champion.”

You may recall that Noons previously had major contract disputes with EliteXC related to him appearing on CBS cards, so there’s surely more to this story, as much as Diaz would like to believe that Noons is simply terrified of him. But whatever Noons’s motives are, avoiding this fight seems like an offense worthy of a belt-stripping. EliteXC needs the heat from this matchup to boost their third CBS card, which is a do-or-die moment for the organization in some ways. If Noons can’t fulfill the responsibilities of a champion, he’s basically useless to them. Besides, wouldn’t KJ want to prove that his cut-stoppage TKO over Diaz last November was more than a bullshit technicality? Is he cool with being a paper champ?

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Lodz- August 20, 2008 at 1:11 pm
I was the confused one apparently, because you were confused about the timeline. Diaz fought Aina before he fought Noons the first time.
Lodz- August 20, 2008 at 1:08 pm
LOL@ fightfan.
WHO thought diaz lost to Aina????? Decisioned him???
You are pretty confused.
Jonas- August 20, 2008 at 9:02 am
nucka, right on!

Diaz might act like a punk but I like his style not afraid to speak his mind. He walks the walk, and like stated above only questionable decisions loses to some of the best guys out there.
nucka- August 20, 2008 at 6:47 am
Diaz has been ko'd once and avenged that loss. He has only lost to questionable decisions to the best fighters in the world. He has consistently fought top 10 fighters and fights more often than any other mainstream fighter. He even submitted the #1 lightweight in the world Takanori Gomi.

Noons has been in pro mma as long as diaz, diaz has fought 3 times as much as him . Even since the noons/diaz fight, diaz is still out there fighting every other month or so. Diaz has 3 wins since the fight with noons, noons has 1 win.

Noons celebrated like a bitch when he won on a bs cut stoppage while diaz is ready to fight. No respectable fighter celebrates winning due to a cut stoppage. Diaz will fight anybody. Noons doesnt want to lose his paper belt because that is the only way he can make money in this sport.
Bootylam!- August 19, 2008 at 11:06 pm
Noons is scared, no doubt. Honor the contract, prove you're the champ, then cry about the money. Fucking agents ruining the fight game when the best thing to do is please the fans and the money will follow.
hooligun- August 19, 2008 at 9:39 pm
Very funny anon!
Anonymous- August 19, 2008 at 9:35 pm
What kind of a cunt assed name is noons? And kj is somehow even worse than bj!
Markdog- August 19, 2008 at 5:22 pm
Noons' Dad is a funny cunt!
GayJay Noons- August 19, 2008 at 5:12 pm
F**K Noons is useless, if he doesnt want to fight take his belt away

He really is a Paper Chump, if he wants to get out of the company finish your contract and get the F**K out after!!!

What a useless hobo
Noons' Dad is a cunt- August 19, 2008 at 5:06 pm
Noons also has that sleazy manager, Mark Dion, who tried to ass-rape Brandon Vera for a couple fo years.

So now we have a fight between one of the sleaziest managers, Mark Dion, and one of the sleaziest people around, Jared "$kala" Shaw.

Who will win? Who cares!

Noons is hardly a star, EliteXC will soon be out of business, Nick Diaz doesn't take fighting seriously anymore, and neither of them are even close to being top ten fighters. Noons is a bitch. Diaz is a bitch. Jared Shaw is a bitch. Papa Noons is a bitch. They are all a bunch of bitches, who should just stop bitching, and start fighting for our entertainment!
fightfan- August 19, 2008 at 4:22 pm
But really, who had Diaz beat to deserve ANOTHER shot?? Decisioned Aina, in which MANY thought Diaz lost....Oh yeah there was the Kimbo treatment when they handed him a hand picked can for the Stockton show

Plain and simple Diaz liek acting like a tool and acting likehe is the baddest.....And he CANT do that in the UFC, so he went to the little kids playground and is pissed that he still lost.....

And so sick and tired of the he beat Gomi crap, so what...he lost to everyone else. Gomi quit cuz he thought that Diaz's face was gonna fall off
Casper-fly- August 19, 2008 at 3:30 pm
Same manager as Vera had when he was on the outs with the UFC for a year. Nuff said.
ADW- August 19, 2008 at 3:07 pm
I think that Noons does not want to fight Diaz again because he knows he will lose. Noons is a good stand up guy but Diaz, regardless of his bigmouth or attitude, is very well rounded and would stomp him if they fought again. Diaz has more experience and will probably take the fight to the ground this time. Diaz tries to stand for the first round to give the fans a show which works against him sometimes. If they fight again I see Diaz by RNC in the 2nd.
Geriatric Peon- August 19, 2008 at 2:50 pm
I would argue that Noons has a lot to gain in this fight. He can beat Diaz like a red headed step child, there is no real question about that. This would allow him to shut Diaz up on broadcast tv while making himself a more well known name in a fight he will most likely look very good in. This may not advance his current status or bring big money, but the pub from this can only do him good.
Jeffro- August 19, 2008 at 2:43 pm
I hate KJ Noons. I don't really know why. Let him rematch the Krazy Horse. See what is old man thinks about that.
carter- August 19, 2008 at 2:35 pm
Give Noons the benefit of the doubt here. I dont think he is ducking Diaz. He already beat him a mere 2 fights ago.

Why does Diaz already deserve another title shot? He doesn't. But he somehow convinced EliteXC to get in that ring after the Edwards fight, in a WWE style circus - effectively robbing Noons of his moment but increasing the draw of a rematch. Smart move by Diaz.

But dont fault Noons. He is a worthy champion and has every right to wait and make sure the money is right. Diaz has nothing to lose, and Noons has nothing to gain by fighting Diaz again. So give him time to negotiate the best deal possible to at least make sure the money is worth it.
Kevin Marshall- August 19, 2008 at 1:53 pm
It goes beyond mere ducking, as was alluded to in this article.

Noons is Showtime's boy, plain and simple. He got into EliteXC because Showtime wanted a cross-promotional star; one that would hold titles in the same weight class simultaneously in boxing and MMA. It's the reason he's Lightweight Champion. As a matter of fact, I've always suspected that the REAL reason their Lightweights are at 160 is because that's the weight they were going to have Noons go after boxing's Middleweight Titles (which in that sport are at 160).
Geriatric Peon- August 19, 2008 at 1:35 pm
KJ seems to be his father's bitch. He is a decent fighter but when you father does your trash talking to the halfwit brothers diaz (doing a fucktarded job of it) and then manages you into looking like you are ducking a fight it is time to cut the family out of the business in your life.
The_Outlaw- August 19, 2008 at 1:34 pm
I knew Noons was little bitch and trying to say Diaz didn't deserve a fight. Diaz has fought more times than Noons has. I guess those guys at City Boxing are little bitches not allowing their champ to get his ass handed to him by Nick Diaz