(back when things were simpler and EliteXC still made branded tracksuits. Hmm, with dumb shit like that, I have no idea why they’re in the hole so deep)
We already knew that Mark Dion was the worst agent in the universe, but if you still had your doubts you should check out this interview Dion did with MMAJunkie. First he claims that Noons has nothing to gain fighting Diaz again on EliteXC’s third CBS card (RETARDED!) and then he says Noons won’t fight Diaz because Diaz isn’t the number one contender. Who is?
“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.”
While Alvarez is currently unavailable due to taking personal time off, Dion does not feel that is reason to arrange a rematch with Diaz.
“Eddie Alvarez is getting married, but that’s not our problem,” Dion said. “People get married in five or 10 minutes.”
Who the fuck says stupid shit like that? Mark Dion, that’s who. Next up, the MMA Junkie guys ask the “Are you fucking KJ’s career up like you fucked Brandon Vera’s up?” question, and Dion claims he’s responsible for Vera making just as much as Anderson Silva. Which is completely 100% wrong wrong wrong, as pointed out by Michael Rome.
It’s really hard to be on KJ’s side with all this dumb shit going on. Personally, I don’t think he’s ‘ducking’ Diaz. KJ beat the shit out of Nick the first time they met and if Diaz kept the fight standing (which he would because he’s dumb like that), Noons would probably do the same thing again. So I don’t think it’s testicular fortitude that he’s missing. At this point it just looks like he’s getting the worst business advice in the world.
We’ve all seen this before when it was called ‘The Brandon Vera Show’. At the time Dion and Vera played the hush hush game, claiming that they’d be exhonorated once all the details came out. And then when they did, the two of them just looked like greedy jackholes. Will Noons smarten up and break ranks before the same thing happens to him? Doubtful.