This ain’t the first or last interview KJ Noons has given about this whole Nick Diaz rematch bullshit, but it is the most amusing. Noons kinda paints himself into a corner by essentially saying he’ll fight anyone BUT Nick Diaz … unless EliteXC pays him way more money.
Fighters.com: Why doesn’t Nick deserve a rematch? A lot of fans say a stoppage on cuts isn’t a legit stoppage? The bottom line is that you’re never going to put Diaz in the past without a rematch.
K.J. Noons: Like I said, I want to fight-I want to just get better and keep on improving myself and fighting top guys in the world.
Fighters.com: You don’t think Diaz helps you improve?
K.J. Noons: He doesn’t, but-who knows? Money talks. Right? I’ve got to pay my bills, so, if that’s what people want to see-if people want to see that, then, you know-but, right now I want to get better. I don’t think I really have anything to gain off that except for a big check.
Fighters.com: Who is the EliteXC #1 contender if Nick isn’t?
K.J. Noons: [ProElite has] so many organizations, they can make a fight happen, if they want to stay in EliteXC or go out, they have all of these other organizations that there supposed to be trying to unify and do all this stuff. I’ll leave that up to them. There are some pretty big name people out there that they can get their hands on.
Goddamn it, KJ. Didn’t you realize people were starting to like you after you tooled Yves Edwards? Now you’re just that guy who’s ducking Nick Diaz.