Less than a week after announcing KJ Noons would challenge welterweight champ Nick Diaz for his strap on October 9th inside the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, Strikefoce has released the official trailer for the highly anticipated rematch.
Noons shocked the MMA world when he defeated Diaz to capture the EliteXC lightweight crown back in November 2007. Despite the countless of bong rips Diaz has admitted to legally taking, he still can’t seem to forget about the controversial loss.
The current/former boxer dominated Diaz in their first outing, dropping him with a right hand and landing a knee to the grill that opened up a gash on Diaz’s forehead. A disappointed Diaz immediately left the arena, but not before giving the bird to the cage-side doctor that opted to call the bout after the 1stRound.
Their original tango took place at 160 pounds. Diaz has since moved up to capture Strikeforce’s welterweight title, while Noons fights in the 155-pound division. Not only will Noons be forced to deal with a much improved striker, but the necessity to pack on some pounds in order to legitimately compete against the champ as well.
Please click the media player below to watch the trailer: