Strikeforce Strikes Again by Signing KJ Noons

Written by Tom Ngo
December 2nd, 2009

According to reports, Strikeforce has made their second significant signing of the day after KJ Noons inked a multi-fight deal to join the San Jose-based organization.

Sherdog.com confirmed the lightweight’s future with sources close to the situation.

Although there’s a slim possibility that the former EliteXC champ could make his debut for the promotion as early as “Strikeforce: Evolution” on December 19th inside the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA, it’s likely he will be featured on their January 30th show in Sunrise, Florida.

Noons was stripped of his EliteXC title in September 2008 when he shunned a rematch with Nick Diaz in hopes of a scrap with Eddie Alverez.  Noons threatened to focus on boxing if they forced him to face Diaz again, which he did, and EliteXC said they were going to take his belt away, and they did.

Since his departure from professional MMA, Noons has posted a respectable 4-1 boxing record in the last year. Noons earned a 6Round decision over Julio Perez earlier this month.

The 26-year-old owns a respectable 7-2 mixed martial arts record, with his controversial TKO win over Diaz marking the highlight of his cage career.

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