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post #71 of 266 (permalink) Old 10-05-2010, 03:53 PM
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Noons is a live dog here at +165.

Diaz has the obvious advantage on the ground, but he doesn't have the best skills at getting it there... In addition, Noons' balance and TDD has looked pretty solid in the past.

(I'll be rooting for Diaz, but my money may have to go on Noons)

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post #72 of 266 (permalink) Old 10-05-2010, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by rockybalboa25 View Post
Nick Diaz has lost to fighters besides Noons. He lost to six other fighters as well.
Ahh I see how you could come to this conclusion after reading my post again^^ rocky

don't worry he's going to lose a second time in his career ;D

@SigFig: Noons is the obv bet here my friend!
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Lest we not forget Sarah Kaufman

Women's MMA obviously isn't as big as Men's, but after Kaufman's last performance I have to say I'm excited to see her in the cage again this weekend.

Kaufman Power-bomb SLAM

Anyone else excited for this? Kaufman goes against Marloes Coenen.
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Originally Posted by _RIVAL_ View Post
I posted a thread about this fight earlier...

This one is gonna be a blowout... damn if the STRIKEFORCE LW picture ain't shaping up..

I really wish K.J. would have stuck around.. I needed to see him fight Beerbohm, Evangelista or Ribeiro..
Has there been a confirmation that KJ is staying at 170? Quite honestly I can understand Strikeforce making this match as it gives Diaz the chance to defend his title and the bad blood will give it a ratings boost for Strikeforce.

Its gonna be a great fight, there first encounter shows me a lil bit but the weight jump will be advantage Diaz and now that Diaz got some of the scar tissue removed it will be very interesting to see if Noons can actually finish Diaz.

I'd also say the more this fight goes on the better chance Diaz has of winning, Diaz has an incredible gas tank and Noons has never been in a 5 round fight.
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post #75 of 266 (permalink) Old 10-06-2010, 03:44 AM
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Originally Posted by RoeNoMo View Post
Women's MMA obviously isn't as big as Men's, but after Kaufman's last performance I have to say I'm excited to see her in the cage again this weekend.

Kaufman Power-bomb SLAM

Anyone else excited for this? Kaufman goes against Marloes Coenen.
Uh.... HELL YES!

As a guy, you've no idea how many girls I've tried to get into the sport. While there are some girls who jealously hate on women fighters, I've found a surprising amount who actually are more willing to sit down and watch a match when they realize its not just two dumb jocks beating each other to death.

They're usually even more impressed after the girls are done fighting and realize that they're great representatives of the sport and intelligent people.

There isnt enough fights on for my tastes (I could watch MMA every single day... hell I do already(rewatch)) and getting women into the mix means only more fights.

That slam by Sarah was something I show to the women AND guys who dont think chicks can kick ass in the cage.

I'll always love me some Sarah Kaufman just because of that slam alone (though I liked her for reasons beforehand, that just cemented her legacy)
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Damn Strikeforce under-paying their fighters, barely giving their top guys enough money to buy food. They need to start pumping more of their profits into the fighters salaries, it's a disgrace.......

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Thats what heppen when you have Munchies every day .

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post #79 of 266 (permalink) Old 10-06-2010, 03:52 PM
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Diaz vs Noons Made of Hate

by Jason Kelly

Fresh off the rivalry of Donald Cerrone and Jamie Varner, MMA fans get another hate filled battle on October 9th when a pissed off Nick Diaz will try to avenge his loss to the arrogant, and spiteful, KJ Noons.

The controversial Nick Diaz doesnít need motive to be pissed off at anyone, thatís a given, although hating Noons is fairly easy to do as it is. Diaz obviously wants to avenge his failure, and Noons talking smack encourages Diaz, but Noons is detested because of the arrogant way he carries himself, the ďIím better than you areĒ smirk thatís constantly on display, also his thoughts of superiority which are false. Letís face it; he produces results but one fleeting look at Noons could make an individual loathe him, heís the Keanu Reeves of MMA.

Diaz wanted this rematch since he was defeated by Noons due to a laceration on Diazís face, and so have I. In typical Diaz fashion, he and his entourage confronted Noons after Noons conquered Yves Edwards in the debunked EliteXC. Diaz and company rushed the cage taunting Noons as well as Noons father Carl with obscenities and middle fingers, which quickly escalated to the Diaz brothers entering the cage for the shoving to commence. Noons on the other hand went about his taunting differently, accompanying Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice on Inside MMA where he flaunted a photograph of Nick Diazís face following their first fight, and recently calling out Diaz at a Strikeforce press conference by using what is becoming Diazís coined phrase ďDonít be scared Homie!Ē.

Noonsí desires were approved and we get to observe it this Saturday. This doesnít have many similarities with their first fight besides the combatants involved. Their initial bout was at 155 pounds, a weight I think Diaz performed horrible at, his comfort weight is clearly the welterweight division, heís fought and succeeded from 155 to 185 but his best performances are at 170. Noons increasing from 155 to 170 for this championship encounter isnít as detrimental to his game as it is for Diaz to drop to 155, making me believe Diaz will execute better and Noons will perform as usual. While Diaz enjoys showcasing his boxing, I think heíd be best to parade his Cesar Gracie BJJ black belt.

I love watching Diazís reckless, effective, in your face style of boxing but, the head up hands down method could result in Diaz getting knocked out brutally. Noons began boxing at the age of 6, he crossed over from boxing to MMA and is so confident in his boxing skills his camp is currently talking to Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather for a boxing match; not the guy you want to toy with on your feet. Diaz can try to play with Noonsí mind by taunting him early in the fight, then drag his ass to the ground for a clinic on gogoplatas and triangles, even though Noons trains diligently in the grappling department, playing with Diazís ground game is not the world KJ wants to visit.

Whether you hate KJ Noons or not, you have to respect his skills. The same way Diaz infuriates people with his antics, his fight game cannot be omitted. As much as Diaz appears to be an emotional fighter, I tend to think he is an intelligent fighter and when he is dishing his trash talk while adding his fists; itís not negatively affecting his game. Diazís dilemma is proving a point, meaning he might try to prove he is a better striker than Noons, heís been on a roll lately with wins over Marius Zaromskis and Scott Smith that were very impressive and Noons hasnít lost since 2007, looking better with each win. When the cage door closes this Saturday in San Jose youíll be able to cut the tension with a knife, each fighter will embrace the war and the fireworks will begin, now itís a matter of who will fight the smarter fight and be the victor, if Nick Diaz wants to continue his climb up the welterweight mountain and silence KJ Noons, he must win decisively. On that note, letís see what a Cesar Gracie black belt can do to arguably the best boxer in Strikeforceís 155 and 170 pound divisions.
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Originally Posted by Guymay View Post
Thats what heppen when you have Munchies every day .
lol aint that the truth?

Nah, in all seriousness, we hear more and more each day, between BOTH the UFC AND Strikeforce that guys are heavily underpaid, while a couple guys make total bank.

Shane Carwin getting 40k for UFC 116? (yes we all know it ended up being more, but he helped make A LOT more than that for the UFC)

I think Nick Diaz is seriously one of the best fighters in MMA outside of the UFC, and strikeforce should be trying harder to keep him happy. His problem is however becoming more media friendly and more of a "proper public image" for CBS.

Strikeforce I think should be trying harder to get the GSP-esque guys who are great ambassadors for the sport, because of the whole CBS deal, yet they dont seem to care about getting guys who can be marketable AND entertaining. Though I will say Jason "Mayhem" Miller is a pretty good choice. (He doesnt do anything too bad for national TV-usually-)

It goes both way with Diaz, he needs to clean up his image a bit for Strikeforce, and Strikeforce needs to put some money/trust behind a guy who has been one of their best fighters for years.

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