K.J. Noons. Photo by Esther Lin/EliteXC.
“I would think Eddie Alvarez is the No. 1 contender. He’s definitely ranked higher than Nick Diaz. K.J. already beat Nick Diaz. Eddie Alvarez is getting married [in September], but that’s not our problem. People get married in five or ten minutes.”
- City Boxing’s Mark Dion, manager of EliteXC lightweight champion K.J. Noons, gives his thoughts on why Noons should be fighting Eddie Alvarez instead of accepting a proposed rematch against Nick Diaz on EliteXC’s October 4th show on CBS to MMA Junkie. Dion and Noons let EliteXC’s 24-hour deadline to accept the Diaz fight pass by yesterday, ensuring that neither fighter will be competing on the card.
This kind of ridiculous behavior is what Dion is known for. His drama-filled split with former client Brandon Vera last year drew headlines and there’s no doubt that Noons’ current situation isn’t going to be beneficial to his professional career either. I guess fighting on network television in front of millions isn’t all that special these days.
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