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Suddenly KJ Noons Doesn’t Seem So Stupid After All

(Now that belt is worthless for two reasons.)

I never thought I’d admit this, but maybe KJ Noons’ decision not to defend his EliteXC lightweight title against Nick Diaz on CBS wasn’t so dumb after all. You’ll recall that everyone from Jared Shaw to, well, us, gave Noons a hard time for running from a Diaz rematch. He was eventually stripped of the title and claimed breach of contract as he headed back to the world of boxing, where he was champion of nothing and had no chance to be seen on network TV.

But now that EliteXC’s fighters are sidelined while they wait to find out whether their contracts will be auctioned off, declared void, or simply held on to in such a way that prevents them from making a living, Noons is off making money as a boxer again.

Noons (7-1 as a boxer) is set to face Alex Bogarin (8-6-3) in a six-rounder next Thursday at the Expo Center in El Monte, Calif. The fight won’t be on CBS in front of millions of viewers, so you can still argue that it was dumb of him to turn down that exposure and the opportunity to pull in some extra sponsorship money, but the fact remains that he’s working.

Sure, you could also wonder why, if he’s contractually free to box, he couldn’t have fought Diaz and defended his title like any respectable champion and still returned to boxing when EliteXC went tits up. But this has to feel like a moral victory for Noons, so let’s not spoil it with details. As for the rest of the EliteXC stable, let’s just say it’s looking like a lean Christmas this year at Scott Smith‘s house.

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Rich S.- November 8, 2008 at 7:37 am
BJ Poons would do pretty good..
Either that or Cocks Mahoney..
Jimmy the Greek- November 7, 2008 at 7:50 am
Oh what the fuck!!
Barack Obama's extra muscle- November 7, 2008 at 7:48 am
I vote he changes his name to BJ Poons.
Rich S.- November 7, 2008 at 3:18 am

i used to think i hated Tim Sylvia.


i swear.
i would love to just
watch this guy die.

i mean,
maybe when i was actually there, and saw it, i'd be like "whoa, that sucks"
but right now.. it sounds good..


In a perfect world KJ would drive a miada [Emphasis on the MIADA] to the boxing match, and on the way, get hit by an 18-wheel semi..

just sayin'.
Nick Diaz- November 6, 2008 at 10:10 pm
Ok, I'm back. I remember why I came here in the first place...KJ, you's a bitch. All you did was punch me way more than I punched you. Big deal.

Aw shit. I just cut my delicate, easy-to-cut skin on the keyboard again. I need to get this looked at.
rbk- November 6, 2008 at 7:45 pm
"Noons is a fucking a coward, period."

What he said.
D.R.E.- November 6, 2008 at 7:04 pm
You're cutting him some slack b/c EliteXC went out of business? Unless he was planning for EliteXC to go out of business, our opinion shouldn't change.

Noons is a fucking a coward, period.
Dr.- November 6, 2008 at 5:01 pm
Noons is still a bitch.
TUF Guy- November 6, 2008 at 4:47 pm
He's so hot I would totally suck his dick
K.E.G.- November 6, 2008 at 4:46 pm
He's still a fag whos still scared of Nick Diaz no matter what Bill Goldberg says.
Anonymous- November 6, 2008 at 3:42 pm
"As for the rest of the EliteXC stable, let’s just say it’s looking like a lean Christmas this year at Scott Smith’s house."

Damn, you guys are raw!
Nick Diaz- November 6, 2008 at 3:38 pm

Woah, man....

I am so fucking stoned. I can smell colors and shit.

Why am I trying to comment on this post again?