At this point I feel like I’ve written myself into a corner. A few days ago I said that Nick Diaz didn’t deserve to face KJ Noons after missing weight by 9 points / starting a rukkus during the event. Now it turns out that Nick WON’T be facing KJ Noons. He’ll be facing … Thomas Denny. And wow … big surprise. I think that sucks too!
I’m not sure what would make me happy. Perhaps Diaz facing Mach Sakurai? And a cupcake? I could definitely use a cupcake. But the last thing my wide load ass needs is a cupcake, and the last thing we need to see instead of Diaz vs Sakurai is Diaz vs another scrub. The fucking guy spends all his time calling out everyone yet when it comes down to it, EliteXC has booked him against Mike Aina, KJ Noons, Jae Suk Lim and Muhsin Corbbrey. And now Thomas freaking Denny.
So here’s what I propose: EliteXC sets up a fight for Nick Diaz that isn’t a blatant setup for an eventual title shot. Maybe … I dunno … find someone who’ll be a real challenge for Nick. Sure, he’ll probably lose like he lost to KJ Noons (who was also supposed to be a slam dunk for Diaz), and it’ll probably fuck up all of EliteXC’s plans for him. But at least then everyone can look themselves in the mirror and say “This wasn’t manufactured or slanted at all.”
PS: If you are wondering “Why isn’t KJ Noons down for the fight on CBS?” then you should read this.