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Noon’s management fucking up Diaz vs Noons 2

It looks like Nick Diaz vs some guy wasn’t the original plan EliteXC had in mind going into their second CBS show. As rumored, they tried to set up Diaz vs Noons 2, but Noons’ camp wasn’t willing to hear it:

Apparently there isn’t that much of a cloud over Noons’ camp after all. According to EliteXC vice president Jared Shaw, the promotion has tried to make the fight happen and wants it to happen as part of the Oct. 4 event, but to no avail.

“Nick Diaz is the No. 1 contender. K.J. Noons should step up and be the champion that we think he is and take this fight. Nick Diaz will take this fight any place, anywhere,” Shaw told MMAWeekly.com. “(Noons’ management) won’t even return our calls.

“I don’t understand it. This fight on CBS is maximum exposure and the opportunity for maximum sponsorship dollars, way more than he could make on Showtime. At this point, I question his management.”

Shaw was quick to point out, however, that they support Noons as their champion. “We believe in K.J. as our champion. For some reason (his camp) is not coming straight out and saying no, but they are making it very difficult to make it happen.

“His manager doesn’t want us talking to him directly. Who knows what K.J. even knows about the situation, but his management is holding us hostage.”

That management is Mark Dion, the same guy who fucked up Brandon Vera’s contractual situation. Not that I’m absolving Vera of any responsibility, but your manager is supposed to be the one who tells you you’re being a fucking tool, so the buck literally stops at Dion.

Anyways, way back when EliteXC first got on CBS they were trying to lock fighters who were going to fight on the network cards to sign extended contracts with them. Dion said no, and that’s where we are now. If EliteXC is willing to bend on the whole contract thing, maybe we’ll have Noons vs Diaz on the next CBS card. Or maybe Dion wants more money for his guy to fight on CBS? Way way way more money? That sounds more like him.

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