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KJ Noons’ Manager Tells Elite XC What They Can Do With Their Deadline

(You thought the fight was messy…)

Three KJ Noons stories in one day? It feels like that episode of “The Twilight Zone” where everyone looked like pigs except for the one blonde girl, only instead of everyone looking like pigs they’re all talking about KJ Noons, which is even crazier. I don’t know who would be the blonde girl in this analogy, but you get the point.

Insane though it may be, this is too good not to report. You remember the deadline put forth by Jared Shaw? Where he said KJ Noons had until 5 pm today to agree to the bout with Nick Diaz, and if he didn’t he would face the dreaded “public opinion” as a consequence? Well, get your opinions ready, because according to Noons’ manager, Mark Dion, they aren’t concerned in the least with Shaw’s ultimatum:

“The update on [the deadline] is nothing is going to happen with it,” Dion said. “That’s what’s going to happen with that. I don’t care about how many threats [Shaw] wants to pull. We’ll be doing a press conference if EliteXC doesn’t see the light here pretty soon and if Shaw doesn’t stop talking [expletive].”

“As far as Nick Diaz, he’s not the No. 1 contender out there,” Dion said. “To [EliteXC] he is. He’s the number one (for getting) eyeballs to (watch) them. They’re pushing on eyeballs versus a career move for a champion like KJ. KJ is really not the one who gets anything out of the fight. Diaz does and so does ProElite.”

“We’ll do a press conference to discuss everything,” Dion said. “But there’s nothing in it for KJ unless [EliteXC] finally wakes up a little bit. That’s why we’ll have a press conference. I don’t like to talk and beat a company that’s already beat down. I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt. Hopefully they’ll see the light.”

Looks like the relationship between KJ Noons/Mark Dion and Elite XC/Jared Shaw just went from unfriendly to straight-up hostile. Dion just had to go and mention that Pro Elite is struggling. That’s like bringing someone’s mother into the argument. Now this thing is personal.

The point about Diaz not being a number one contender, but rather simply Elite XC’s number one contender is an interesting one. You could argue that Noons isn’t really a lightweight champ, but rather just Elite XC’s lightweight champ, though then you’d just be stating the obvious. So who does Dion think should get the shot?

“I would think Eddie Alvarez is the No. 1 contender,” Dion said. “He’s definitely ranked higher than Nick Diaz. KJ already beat Nick Diaz.”

When told that Alvarez was unavailable to fight because he’s taking time off to get married, Dion responded, “that’s not our problem…People get married in five or 10 minutes.”

Clearly, Mark Dion is not only a master negotiator, but also a totally sweet dude. People do get married in five or ten minutes. That’s a fact. So what now, Elite XC?

At this point, some of you are probably wondering, isn’t this brash Mark Dion character the same guy who was involved in the Brandon Vera-UFC contract debacle? The answer is yes, but don’t bring that up unless you’ve got a minute:

“Look at Brandon Vera,” Dion said. “He had a long layoff, but he’s making more money than the No. 1 ranked [expletive] fighter in the world, Anderson Silva — or the same amount.

“And now Anderson Silva is getting Bud Light sponsorships from (UFC President) Dana (White) handed down to him. He’s getting to fight at 205 (pounds). He’s kind of telling them what he wants to do. Why? Because you got people like Brandon Vera, who’s on a losing streak and not performing, making more money than the most valuable guy.

“Who do you think negotiated that [expletive] contract a year and a half ago? And if you look at my Post-it, the one I negotiated was a $7 million deal for four years. It’s nothing close to [$100,000] and [$100,000] (as a win bonus). As far as trying to bring in the Mark Dion negatives and stuff, good luck. Show me any negatives on it. And that’s just a pitch [EliteXC] can use. But hey, I know my [expletive]. I’ve been around this sport a long, long time.”

And so it goes. Your turn, Jared Shaw. Better make it count.

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cityboxingsandiego- August 23, 2008 at 5:14 am
Hey GayJay Noons...I'd like to draw attention to something you wrote in your queer little post..."I know if i was a fighter I would want to shut NICK DIAZ up and beat him down like the clown GAYJAY thinks DIAZ is." You're right dog you clearly are not a fighter. I spar with KJ all the fucking time and I guarantee he would cripple you for life in just shy of 11 seconds. He may not have alot of experience but as a lifelong grappler and member of CityBoxing I know potential when I see it and this kid has got tons. He hits harder than anyone I have EVER sparred not to mention his lighting fast speed. He has the quickest hands I have ever seen and has adapted to the ground game better than any pro boxer I have ever seen. The kid is going to be a force to be reckoned with, if you don't think he is already ( which I do ). So before you open your mouth you might want to look at your fat ass in the mirror, take off the tapout shirt you are probably wearing, and find a hobby you can actually particapate in....bitch.
ClownBaby- August 21, 2008 at 3:25 pm
why does KenFlo need excuses for his decision?
UFC fan- August 21, 2008 at 1:30 pm
seems to me this Mark Dion guy is a career wrecker.
Hey Noons, keep taking advice from a douchebag, I'm sure before long even the crazy boys from tapout wont put you in the ring for a fight.
You can stay home and fight your queer cousin off your dick.
awwww the sweet smell of another loser fighter, fighting for another loser organization.
yawn...whens the next UFC fights again? Oh boy can't wait for professionals.
Jeffro- August 21, 2008 at 1:19 pm
Brandon Vera and KJ Noons are not really fighters. They are the reason why I stopped watching boxing. I want to watch TRUE fighters who are willing to make the fights that really matter, because they love it. And because they love their fans. Ask Wanderlei or Forrest or Anderson if they are worried about who they fights next. They'll probablly tell you that they want the biggest fight that their fans want to see. Not the biggest fight that "makes sense for their carrier".

Fuck the Premadonnas and feed them to the fishes!
No1Dad- August 21, 2008 at 1:09 pm
KJ and EliteXC deserve each other! It's perfect. A marriage made in hell.

KJ's only real accomplishment in the sport so far is beating Edson friggin' Burto. At the same time, it's hard to feel any sympathy for EXC not getting the fight they want when they constantly give the fans lame fights like Kimbo or Gina vs A Scrub To Be Named Later. How does it feel now, Jared Shaw?

That said, judging by the unanimous opinion on this site, it would probably only damage the credibility of a Strikeforce or WEC to even try signing KJ. Have fun in Japan, bitch!
RaginAsian- August 21, 2008 at 5:03 am

Kenny Florian making excuses for his decision loss.
Craig- August 21, 2008 at 4:39 am
lol KTFO, co-sign!!
KTFO- August 21, 2008 at 4:17 am
This remind anyone of Tito and Chuck years back? Tito knew he didn't stand a chance with Chuck so he ducked as long as he could. Noons knows he's got a beatin coming, especially after Diaz had his Cro-magnon forehead belt sanded down so his face will stop exploding on contact.
lx- August 21, 2008 at 3:02 am
a true champion will fight whoever the organization puts in front of them. what a puss.
Ty- August 21, 2008 at 2:22 am
KJ noons is a bitch. He doesn't want nothing to do with Diaz. That is what is holding up this fight. He knows he got lucky with a cut. Real champs fight and dont find ways out of a fight. And come on KJ puss your fightung in the Elite XC, where they promote a guy whould stand no chance against a real fighter in Kimbo. Take the fight now versus Diaz so you can try to make a name for yourself and get signed once Elite XC is done.
KJ is a vajay-jay- August 21, 2008 at 2:06 am
"Don't be scared, homey." Haha. KJ is such a pussay. What kind of champion ducks a guy who publicly challenged him, flipped off his dad, and has the organization's backing for the fight? He's a paper champ, anyway. He beat Diaz because of a cut. A cut! Strip him of the belt and cut him loose.
George St. Pierre- August 21, 2008 at 1:29 am
There's not one person here who agrees with Dion. Obviously it doesn't make sense. Give noons a do or die situation where if he doesn't agree to fight whoever they put infront of him, cut him out of the deal and leave the title vacant. Then diaz can fight whoever is next best for the belt and watch KJ punch out his manager after he crys. I doubt they would say no but seriously a true champ will fight anyone the organization puts infront of them. duck duck goose
Skiman- August 21, 2008 at 1:22 am
Well considering Brandon ended up firing him for being bad manager, I don't know if he has anything to do with Brandon's deal with the UFC
Koeikan- August 21, 2008 at 12:48 am
Wow, I have even less respect for Noons and his manager is a freaking idiot.

What an argument...
Alvarez is the top contender...
Uhh, he can't fight, he's taking time off to get married.
People get married in 5-10 minutes...

Really? You just didn't have a backup fighter? EliteXC should strip his belt and put him on the bench if he keeps playing these games.
Hmmm- August 21, 2008 at 12:45 am
I didn't think it was possible, but I just might hate KJ Noons as much as I hate Josh Koscheck. Amazing..
nick- August 21, 2008 at 12:10 am
Wow, KJ noons is definately scurred of Nick Diaz, homies.
dugmouth- August 20, 2008 at 11:57 pm
noons is a candy ass anyhow. where's crazy horse at? lets see that again. why is it that fighters will let their management team f them over and agree with it. dion is like a bad cult leader, ruining careers with a smile on his face and slipping drugs in his fighter's water bottle....
Buddha- August 20, 2008 at 11:45 pm
(sticks thumbs in armpits, begins flapping arms...)

Bok bok bok bokkk... Bokkk bok bok

Knock Knock
Whos there?
Pussy Who?

KJ Noons
Duke Nukem Looks like Brock Lesnar- August 20, 2008 at 11:37 pm
i hate KJ NOONS because he had the balls to call out de la hoy and mayweather to a fight. fucking fag
Ronny Z- August 20, 2008 at 11:26 pm
Someone needs to pull KJ Noons over, and tell him to get a new manager. This Dion dude will not only cost him the lightweight belt, but he'll make it difficult for him to join any other organization for that matter. The fans want to see Diaz/Noons 2, but it's idiots like Mark Dion that'll keep it from happening.
GayJay Poon- August 20, 2008 at 11:23 pm
I fucken hate this guy more than anyone in MMA now!
and believe me we have our fair share of folks to hate.
brock, kimbo. fedor.
ha sike Im kidding about The Fed man. isnt that guy just the bigest Cuddliest thing ever like a giant Koala
Dex- August 20, 2008 at 11:14 pm
Not to mention, WTF is up w/ KJ ducking Nick. I can't imagine any real fighter or true champ being satisified w/ a win via a cut.
Dex- August 20, 2008 at 11:13 pm
KJ's hack of a manager knows that he's not going to beat Diaz again and he'll go back into obscurity. He's riding KJ's "championship" reign for all it's worth. He can throw Eddie Alvarez out there because he know's he's not going to fight anytime soon.

I don't know everything about the Vera situation but didn't his representation of Vera end in a lawsuit? How is that anything to brag about?
hooligun- August 20, 2008 at 11:09 pm
Noons is a wad. His management sucks but then elite xc is finished anyway. So being nick back to ufc and put him on the card with lesnar vs kimbo.
GayJay Noons- August 20, 2008 at 10:45 pm
Okay so this DION chracter is retarded, he says NICK DIAZ isn't the number one contender, but yet the belt his agent GAYJAY holds the EliteXC Belt, and by my count NICK DIAZ is int he ELITEXC ORGANIZATION who seems tobe the #1 Contender to me.

The fact that he beat NICK due to cuts, doesnt GAYJAY as a fighter want to beat him fair and square via KO or SUBMISSION instead of a stopped fight?

I know if i was a fighter I would want to shut NICK DIAZ up and beat him down like the clown GAYJAY thinks DIAZ is.

BUt to me it just seems like DION is trying to save his fighter and GAYJAY is trying to duck DIAZ for another fight because if he ends up losing to DIAZ all of this commotion would be looked upon as non-sense and it would drop GAYJAY's value as a fighter..

So in conclusion fuck dion and fuck noons for being the biggest bitches on the block