What’s In-store for Nick Diaz?
Nick Diaz won via unanimous decision over KJ Noons last Saturday. He secured his belt and earned the Welterweight Champion title. It was likely a good rematch to both opponents. But what's the next move after this?
Last Saturday, judges announced the victory of Nick Diaz over K.J. Noons on their welterweight fight. This was a rematch and surely Diaz got the round of applause. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker thought that this time maybe different. But Diaz proved to be a welterweight champion.
“Personally, I thought it was going to go up and down maybe a little more than it did, but it just turned out to be a straight stand-up fight and I think Nick proved he can box with the best of them,” Coker said after the fight.
Coker didn’t confirm a third rematch between the two, and noted that it won’t be something that will happen soon.
“I think we’ve got to get K.J. a haircut first, and then we’ll have that conversation after,” Coker joked about Noons constantly pushing his hair back from his eyes during the fight. “On a serious note, I think that not immediately, but I know K.J., he’s going to want to do it, and then maybe in the future we can put something together. I don’t see it in the immediate future.”
The big question is, what’s next for our champion?
“What we’re going to do is we have the fight with Paul Daley and Scott Smith. I think that is a fight you’re going to have to keep your eye on,” said Coker. “As well as Evangelista Cyborg, (he’s) another fighter, and then tonight you saw Tyron Woodley, I’m not saying he’s going to be the next guy, but within the next year you’ll see Tyron get his shot because the guy is unbelievable.”View Article Source »