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KJ Noons Making Glorious Return to MMA in Dream


(Noons celebrates a TKO [via cut] victory over Diaz, which he is sure will shut Nick up for good. Yep, he’s definitely heard the last of this bit of business.)

KJ Noons may have temporarily abandoned his dreams of boxing greatness to return to MMA, but you can forget any hopes you had of seeing him jump right back in against Nick Diaz in Strikeforce. Noons’s first fight back will instead take place at Dream.13 on March 22, where he’ll face Brazilian lightweight Andre “Dida” Amado. For those of you who don’t know, “Dida” is a Muay Thai specialist who is 6-3-1 in his six-year career, and he’s coming off three straight losses, including a submission defeat to Gesias Cavalcante and a TKO loss to Eddie Alvarez.

In other words, this fight is not exactly a leap back into the shark tank of MMA. It’s more like easing into a hot bath filled with some mildly pissed off lake trout. But hey, maybe that’s what Noons needs to get reacquainted with all this kicking and kneeing and grappling stuff. It has been almost two years since his last MMA fight, a TKO victory over Yves Edwards. Maybe he needs to beat up a Brazilian in Japan, get comfortable again, and then it’s back to the U.S. to show Nick Diaz that he is totally not scared, homey. That’s how it would go down in our perfect world, anyway.

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El Guapo- February 25, 2010 at 11:55 am
If and when they do rematch, it's gonna be a great fight. King Carl's boxing made Nick's standup look Canseco-esque last time out, but Nick's improved leaps and bounds since then and has been white hot as of late. Throw in the fact Nick hates KJ more than he hates stupid ass drug tests, homie, and there you have it. Epic!
PortlandMMA- February 25, 2010 at 11:51 am
I agree wit one two I would say Dida is the favorite in this fight.
Mescan_Judo- February 25, 2010 at 11:05 am
This guy has been out for awhile. We'll find out what condition he is in. And if all goes well, maybe we'll finally see that Diaz rematch.
Old_Bald_and_Irish- February 25, 2010 at 10:14 am
@ halfbreed23

Ditto man. KJ getting KTFO by Bennett is also one of my favs.

So Coleman can get cut but KJ can keep bringing home a paycheck.

....this ain't a fair world we live in.
halfbreed23- February 25, 2010 at 10:02 am
Dida can win this fight. I hope KJ is taking him as lightly as CP because I would love to watch KJ lose. His fight with Krazyhorse is still one of my faves :)
mthomas- February 25, 2010 at 9:06 am
Don't be scared KJ, don't be scared....
ReX13- February 25, 2010 at 9:06 am
Dream t'irteen: i yam not eempressed wit your lineup.
Sabado Gigante- February 25, 2010 at 8:57 am
Every time someone begins a sentance with the words "I'm not impressed with," GSP feeds a hungry kid...
One Two- February 25, 2010 at 8:53 am
Didas only losses are to kikuno, eddie and JZ, its not like hes some TUF bum, I wouldn't look past him so easily.
Sabado Gigante- February 25, 2010 at 8:47 am
Give credit to the Diaz brothers... They basically wrote the book on raining on parades... Many of Kanye's techniques comes straight from the Diaz philosophy...


All this would not be possible without KJ...
ReX13- February 25, 2010 at 8:45 am
i am not impressed with the Dream 13 card so far.

Amusingly, when people say this, the fights seem to turn out awesome just to keep you guessing. So set your DVRs, boys.
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