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Scott Coker Says Extra Security Will Be On Hand for Noons vs. Diaz


(The Strikeforce Police will be a fixture at every event Nick Diaz is at)

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker says that if a brawl erupts during the weigh-ins or main event bout of this Saturday’s event, the promotion will shoulder the blame this time around for not having the proper preventative measures in place.

Coker appeared yesterday on MMAFighting’s The MMA Hour and told host, Ariel Helwani that there will be plenty of precautions to ensure Nick Diaz and KJ Noons’ camps don’t throw down before or after their scheduled fight this weekend.

"I’ll tell you what – if we leave those two guys in a room alone, I think you know what’s going to happen," Coker said. "So it’s up to us – we’re going to have a wall of security there. We’ve brought extra police to handle the weigh-ins, the press conference and pretty much a wall of people will be there for the night of the fight. We have to take precautionary measures because these guys have this big feud – and it’s not just them, it’s their camps. We’re going to make sure that we host it properly, and part of that is adding extra security and police officers, and it’ll be fine."

Coker conceded that simply telling Diaz not to do anything stupid likely won’t be enough considering they told him to be on a conference call last week, which he no-showed for.

"It’s a little frustrating because this is not just good for us, it’s good for Nick," Coker said. "But Nick is Nick, and it’s part of the mystique about him – he’s the bad boy of MMA. It is what it is, and in the future maybe we’ll handle it a little bit differently."

How? Tell him that his medicinal marijuana card renewal is dependant on whether or not he participates in the call?

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Harold_Howards_Gnar_Face- October 5, 2010 at 9:43 pm
@RSparrow,

Karo Parisyan (for his ' Do you know who I am bro? rant)
Jon Fitch ( for zzzzzzzzzzzzz)
Jake Shields (See above)
Michael Bisping (for being Michael bisping)
Phil Baroni ( for not being the best eva)


imabigfan- October 5, 2010 at 6:18 pm
How much fun was it to type hella fucking Jesus?
Charming Charlie- October 5, 2010 at 2:40 pm
Puts on hella fights? Jesus. Hella fucking Jesus.
GenZod- October 5, 2010 at 12:59 pm
Sweet. You guys think this lumberjack match will be the main event at survivor series?
imabigfan- October 5, 2010 at 11:13 am
dig.

agreed that he's a fighter first. Agreed that he puts on hella-fights. As I mentioned, I like watching the dude fight. While I clearly have no clue as to California area codes, my only point was that he signed a presumably lucrative contract that included a fighter's version of putting on the monkey suit and doing the dance. He doesn't want to do that; he can fight places that don't require it. Like flourescent light filled community centers. I wasn't comparing nick to james irvin; just saying there's places nick can go that really won't require much of that talky stuff he hates so much.

Cripes, y'all. You act like I just put drove down the road while talking to the dash-mounted camera and requested that not a one of you become scared, homey. Area code, out.
RSparrow- October 5, 2010 at 10:40 am
Guys,

Enough with the D-bag word...

That word is reserved for characters like:

Josh Koscheck (for his faking, whining, and bitching in and out of the cage)
Tim Sylvia (for his carrying the belt wherever he goes bullshit, etc...)
Ken Shamrock (for his "why'd you stop the fight" and past-his-prime meatheadness)
Tito Ortiz (for his injury this injury that bullshit, and not fighting Chuck)

Feel free to add to the list.

Diaz comes to FIGHT. Sure he's not the poster-boy GSP icon, but who fucking cares. These guys are fighters FOR A LIVING, you're gonna get some crazy and fucked up personalities. Diaz puts on shows, and is real as it gets, you cant take that away from him.
intercept440- October 5, 2010 at 9:23 am
D bags galore...coming to you live from da 209 bitches... although it should be 01209.....

beverly hills 90210 in reverse, instead of snot nose stuck up homos on tv.. we get to see dope smoking thugs from the barrio go apeshit

sweet irony!!
cecils_pupils- October 5, 2010 at 8:51 am
Let's see... that's two botched Diaz conference calls. Didn't learn this lesson on the first one Scott? Wise up Coker. If you want Diaz to participate you gotta get him in person in front of the camera - not the phone.
RwilsonR- October 5, 2010 at 8:21 am
Nick Diaz is the Raiders of MMA. Always need to bring extra security.
J-Dog- October 5, 2010 at 8:14 am
209 - 420 = -211

That would be a rough hit in the arbitrary CP rankings....
hooligun- October 5, 2010 at 8:04 am
Final Answer - enjoy the Diaz boys while you can 'cos there may not be anyone esle quite like them on the MMA horizon.
hooligun- October 5, 2010 at 8:00 am
OMG! He didn't show up for a conference call!!!!!!! Outrageous....... I wish all fighters were as professional (bland and presentable) as noons. No, wait............ Fighters as colourfull personalities makes sense ;)
Seoul Brother- October 5, 2010 at 7:35 am
Coming this Fall

K.J. Noons & Nick Diaz

in

Running Man 2: Electric Boogaloo
Nealio- October 5, 2010 at 7:30 am
The Diaz brothers are just a couple of douchebag touchguys from the trailer park
Fried Taco- October 5, 2010 at 7:23 am
I just spoke with Scott, and he said Mayhem Miller is in charge of the extra security. So everything should go smoothly.
Eyes red as Fedor- October 5, 2010 at 7:16 am
The Devil's Lettuce mellows you out. If you think the Diaz bros throw a lot of "Stockton Heybuddys" now just imagine what it would be like if he was more high strung. Maybe that's what gets him ready to go on fight night.
jimbonics- October 5, 2010 at 7:08 am
This is exactly what Strikeforce needs.... to spend MORE money putting on their cards.
Videodrome_NOW- October 5, 2010 at 6:51 am
^ Yeah, Nick Diaz and James Irvin are comparable??

"Just because he's a fighter doesn't give him carte blanche to act like a knuckle-dragging douche-bag outside of the cage/ring."

No, being a "fighter" doesn't mean he gets "Carte Blanche", but being a fuckin human being does. It's kind of how you,Tito and Mir get a free pass to walk around in society.

It's 2-0-9, I mean, 1-8-7 on the mother fuckinnnnn cop.
J_Spice- October 5, 2010 at 6:51 am
209 bitch!
831 Father- October 5, 2010 at 6:50 am
Nick Diaz...he's so bad...
philoebeddoe- October 5, 2010 at 6:39 am
They wont be busted man, they have a script! Come on!

And what makes you so sure he's a d-bag. i mean from most of what i have heard he's pretty cool... Maybe kind of a macho tough guy thing going on but not a d-bag..he is a fighter and he and Nate put on good fights. I like that.
GrimJack- October 5, 2010 at 6:27 am
Shock collars for the fighters and their camp?
64SQUARES- October 5, 2010 at 6:23 am
In the showtime promo for this event they call kj a "power striker"
Mike Russell- October 5, 2010 at 6:18 am
 209...
imabigfan- October 5, 2010 at 6:15 am
you know, as much as I like watching nick fight, I really wouldn't be that sorry if companies treated this 202 thug the way they should: relegate him to the kinds of shows poor Irvin is living through. Just because he's a fighter doesn't give him carte blanche to act like a knuckle-dragging douche-bag outside of the cage/ring. Actually that's not quite appropriate since the image of a douche-bag dragging its knuckles while making half-way intelligable comments on youtube is pretty funny. Nick isn't. Nick is tired to me. Just another retARD that I hope will be sitting at home watching cops with the bong still smokey on the table as the actual cops come busting throught the door. Then the d-bag brothers can mean mug and throw up 202 signs to the faithful fans in cell block C, all the while trying not to drop the soap. Unless that's their thing. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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