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Quick Hits: IFL’s Wagnney Fabiano Headed to WEC, Noons/Diaz Officially Scrapped

Perhaps the most talented of the unsigned IFL fighters out there — featherweight champ Wagnney Fabiano — may have finally found a new home. Tatame reports that the Brazilian has signed with the WEC, supposedly to fight in the bantamweight division. That already seems a little fishy, and then you add in this garbled quote from Fabiano that mentions WEC featherweight champ Urijah Faber, and it seems like there might be a slight mistranslation problem:

“My objectives is to grown in the event and get the title. Let’s start with a tough and focused work. It won’t chance anything in my life, I’m always serious and go to any event to win. My goal is to fight for the belt and do my best”, said the athlete, that analyzed the champion, Urijah Faber.

“Faber is the best of the world now. To beat him, I think you have to be in a good shape. He’s an expert fighter and he has a good gas, it’s complicated to beat a guy like him. You have to set a good game plan and be calm and watch the elbows, because if you hits you can change a whole fight.”

Well, I’m officially confused. Either Fabiano is planning to drop down to 135 pounds and the remarks about Faber were just for kicks, or Tatame has it wrong and he’s really signing on as a featherweight. With the WEC hurting for challengers to Faber’s throne, the latter seems more likely.

- In other news, MMA Rated reports that the KJ Noons-Nick Diaz bout that Elite XC had hoped to add to their October 4 event on CBS is now officially off. Elite XC VP Jared Shaw said the organization was unable to come to terms with Noons’ agent, Mark Dion, and added that throughout the entire process no one from Elite XC was able to personally speak with Noons. Shaw said they wouldn’t be stripping Noons of the lightweight title just yet, but expressed hope that he would “wake up and smell the Hawaiian coffee.” That’s the kind of remark that should convince him to come around.

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KJ after-Noons-delight- August 22, 2008 at 1:21 am
I huk'd up with all yinz mommiez
I ain't scared, homiez
The_Outlaw- August 22, 2008 at 1:01 am
Noons talks a lot of shit on Inside MMA but when is time to show his skills he runs away like a bitch that he is. I hope EliteXC lets Nick Diaz finally fight Sakurai and win the Dream Welterweight Title
KJ is a vajay-jay- August 22, 2008 at 12:39 am
KJ is a scared paper champion hiding behind a supposed contract dispute to avoid Diaz. Strip him of his title and let Diaz fight Krazy Horse for the belt!
Koeikan- August 21, 2008 at 11:50 pm
Woops, typo..."Diaz isn't ranked..."
Koeikan- August 21, 2008 at 11:49 pm
Generally I think Diaz is a punk, but I would love to see Diaz stomp Noons in a rematch. The theatrics in the ring after the fight were Noons' camps fault. His idiot dad charged after

Fast forward to the way this was handled. His manager is a complete idiot as well.

"Noons isn't ranked high enough. Eddie should be the opponent."
"Uhh, he's unavailable. He's getting married and said he won't be fighting yet."
"People get married in 5-10 minutes."

Wow, compelling argument. How long have you been an agent?
fightfan- August 21, 2008 at 10:54 pm
"Thats cool. the only thing gayer than being a diaz fan, is actually being diaz"

That is some funny shit!!! LOLS. Needed a good laugh.
RGB- August 21, 2008 at 10:22 pm
Hey cage potato, credit my photo please! it's cool to see it on a site I frequent, would be cooler with my name on it!
Dildo_Slice- August 21, 2008 at 10:09 pm
Thats cool. the only thing gayer than being a diaz fan, is actually being diaz
Who Cares- August 21, 2008 at 10:06 pm
HAHA KJ Noons don't be scared homie. I never seen a guy so scared to fight someone he has already beat. But i know this is probably due to money more then it is fear. I just don't really care for KJ Noons and i am a Nick Diaz fan so i guess i am a little bit bias.
fightfan- August 21, 2008 at 9:38 pm
What a different tone from Jared Shaw. Someone from EliteXC must of told him to STFU because he was sounding like a moron.

As for the WEC and Fabiano. The WEC better start looking and never stop looking for someone that can give Torres a fight. I dont think, in the near future, and I mean the next year or so that there is ANYONE that will be able to give Torres as much trouble as Maeda did. I dont see Torres losing that belt for a long, long time. I also think that Torres will beat Faber, and I am a huge Faber fan!!!! Torres just has sick skills.....all around he is great EVERYWHERE. He has great stand up, sick BJJ and wrestling and he has the conditioning like no one. AT EVERY aspect of the sport, Torres has mad skills!!!!
natureboy- August 21, 2008 at 9:12 pm
Someone's skurrrrd
The Krout- August 21, 2008 at 8:53 pm
Noons is afraid of Diaz. Top contender or not it would be a great fight. A champion should be willing to fight anyone to show he is the best. guess Nonons is not comfortable with his skills.