Originally Posted by Danm2501
Diaz moved up to fight Shamrock and Smith, so saying he won't move up to fight Miller suggests to me he's a little scared of a fight with Miller. Scared might be the wrong word, but he's moved up in the past and I'm sure Miller would be happy with a catchweight bout at 180lbs like the Shamrock and Smith fights so there's no excuse really. You're right about Diaz-Noons though, could hype that fight nicely too. Strikeforce could set up some really good fights if they do things right!
See the problem with both Diaz vs Noons and Diaz vs Miller is that they are both nothing more than just grudge matches, and in the case of Diaz vs Noons its worse than that because it would mean Noons moving up to 170 and been given a instant title fight even tho he has never fought before at 170.
would sooner see Noons take a title run at 155 where he is a proven fighter rather than take on a grudge match against Diaz at 170, it just seems pointless in the sporting sense to let Noons take a title shot against Diaz at 170, so what if they fought each other at LW over 3 years ago and Noons won that means nothing any more, Noons should be thinking about preparing himself for a run at the LW title ahead of anything else, Meledez is the man he should be thinking about because he is not going to be an easy man to take the LW title from.
say after a couple more fight at SF Noons ether has the LW belt and he wants to move up to WW to face Diaz as Champion vs Champion then by all means its a fight they should make happen but his first priory should be the LW belt. Same goes for Miller at MW he should have his mind set on the MW No.1 contender position and get over his personal grudge against Diaz, even tho I have a deep suspicion that Miller could well be the unannounced opponent at the next SF event and the reason it could be currently unannounced could be because they are waiting to see what the best catch weight is for the fight, or maybe to see if miller can cut enough weight to create a suitable catch weight fight, if not maybe they have someone else in mind to fill the gap in millers place but they may want to know if Miller can make weight first