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Even Thomas Denny Can’t Believe He’s Fighting Nick Diaz


(‘I’m fighting who, now? You sure?’)

Remember when Nick Diaz and KJ Noons (along with KJ Noons’ dad) got into it after the last Elite XC event in Hawaii and it all seemed like a staged confrontation designed to build up a rematch between them for the July 26 show on CBS? And then remember how Elite XC announced that the event would be in Stockton, Ca., Diaz’s hometown, but instead of Noons, Diaz would be fighting Thomas “Wildman” Denny? Remember how weird and completely counter-intuitive that seemed?

Yeah, well, apparently Denny couldn’t believe it either. As he told MMA Rated, it just doesn’t make a whole lot of sense:

I was really surprised. I kinda think everybody agreed with that, you know the little thing that happened, the little eruption afterwards or whatever. Nick is a showman. I don’t know if you know; he means it all the time. But he comes off as kind of a jackass and a lot of people don’t think he has a lot of class in the sport, and that little eruption that happened afterwards and flipping people off and whatever, I thought, “Man, yeah, they’ll definitely book that”. But I guess Noons wants some time off and wants to take the fight serious, where Nick wants to fight as much as he can.

Good work, Elite XC. Even your fighters are baffled by your decisions.

Denny is doing his part to turn up the heat in advance of his bout with Diaz though, and he didn’t stop at calling Diaz “kind of a jackass.” No, he’s just getting started.

On Diaz’s behavior:
You know what? It’s definitely too much. It’s over the top. Like I said, it’s no class. The thing is we’re trying to build this sport, and this sport is getting so big and, I’ll tell you what, I got a lot of kids that are fans of mine and I would be pretty bummed out if some of my fans came up to me and they asked me, “Hey, Thomas, why are you flipping dudes off?” And that’s kinda giving them that thing where they can flip people off and, “hey, it’s cool to flip people off.”

On his feud with Diaz:
He talks a lot of trash about me and however he perceives me with painting my fingernails and doing my hair and stuff like that. You know, he’s a pretty shallow person because he doesn’t even really realize what that is. That’s something from my family that’s given to me and that’s my kids being a part of my fighting tradition, and he can look at me as being a fag or whatever he wants but when I’m punching him in the face he’ll think a little differently.

Not bad. Now all we need is for a member of Denny’s family to go after Diaz on live TV and we’ll be all set. Better saddle up, Stockton.

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Bootylam!- July 12, 2008 at 7:37 pm
Noons better figure that people see him as a chump champ. WTF does he need to take a break for? He hardly got a sweat going in the last fight. Real champs fight who and when they can and don't duck fights. He knows Diaz is going to smash him this time.
RAGE CRAZY- July 10, 2008 at 12:42 am
GOOD WORK ELITE XC HOW MUCH BEGGING OR CRYING DID IT TAKE FOR KJ TO GET OUT OF THIS . OR DID KJS DAD HAVE TO SUCK SOMEONES DICK . KJS A BITCH AND THIS FAG MOVE PROVES IT YOU DONT NEED REST YOU WERE ONLY IN THE RING WITH EDWARDS 2 MIN. YOU BETTER TAKE THIS TIME OFF TO REFLECT ON YOUR DAYS OF BEING A FAG PAPER CHUMPION . I SEEN THE FEAR IN YOU AND YOUR DADS EYES THAT SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MARRIOT AFTER THE SO CALLED ALTERCATION .YOU AND YOUR DAD ARE OUT OF CONTROLL PUSSIES
gracies suck ass- July 8, 2008 at 6:19 pm
Sakurai sucks my balls for bus fare then walks home, almost as over rated as fucking gomi. Diaz better kill denny in the ring although if denny fucks him up that'd be tight to. Fuck Sakurai, he's a bitch, diaz bros forever.
Craig- July 8, 2008 at 4:40 pm
deny, is a no name butt wipe ... who looks a chia pet gone wrong, way wrong.

but i agree Big Chris, if there's the slightest cut they will stop it.. so hopefully the plastic surgery holds up. Cuz there's no way diaz will loose to this chump. the only way is the same way he lost to K.J. "no mas" NOons.
Anonymous- July 8, 2008 at 3:07 pm
Saying you beat Sakurai right now is like saying you beat Ken Shamrock, one day it may have been great, it doesn't say much now.
The Greg- July 8, 2008 at 10:22 am
According to another site, the Nick/Mach fight will happen on the Dream 6 card, to be held on Sept 23rd. Will be a good one, despite Mach's loss. In MMA, you have to give fighters the occasional crap loss.
ADW- July 8, 2008 at 4:56 am
It does not matter if Sakurai just lost or if he is a japanese fighter, the man is one of the best fighters in the world. It would be like saying that it does not matter that Thiago Alves just beat Matt Hughes because Hughes lost his last couple of fights. Matt Hughes is still world class, so is Mach.

Diaz beat Gomi and should have a shot at Sakurai, who has fought all kinds of excellent fighters, would help to establish him as world class fighter. I don't mean disrespect to Denny, he is just not where Sakurai is.

Fighting Sakurai is a win-win for Diaz because if he wins he beats Hayato Sakurai, if he loses ; well he just lost to Hayato Sakurai. I just want to see Nick Diaz do well for once. I like him but he makes so many idiotic decisions and then runs his mouth. If he would just focus on fighting he could be one of the best.
AC- July 8, 2008 at 3:14 am
Thomas Denny is no "no name butt wipe." Maybe you should try watching a few fights that don't involve Japanese fighters.
Ryan- July 8, 2008 at 3:03 am
You do realize Mach just lost, right? Badly. To some no namer in Shooto.
ADW- July 7, 2008 at 11:34 pm
This fight is Garbage. How is Nick going to give up a fight against Hayato Sakurai to fight some no name buttwipe. Nick needs to worry about beating world class fighters and not fighting for some stupid belt in a BS organization like EliteXC. Imagine if he would have beat Sakurai. It would finally prove how good he really is and help to justify his win over Gomi.
BIG CHRIS- July 7, 2008 at 11:01 pm
Noons is scared homey....I think Denny matches up well against Nick, He can put Nick's new plastic surgery to the test, cause if there is any cut at all they will be stopping this one....especially on CBS. I pick Denny via opening up a small laceration around the eye...then I pick a Stockton riot...right then and there!!
Caspersghost- July 7, 2008 at 9:41 pm
Elite XC wanted the fight but Noons' manager (coincidentally the same one that kept Vera out for a year) didn't want to sign a 3 match contract that Elite XC required of everyone fighting on the CBS broadcast.
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