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Nick Diaz Retains Welterweight Title

Written on October 11, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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“I can beat this guy in a boxing match. I’ll also tap him out on the ground. This is mixed martial arts. I can do it all.” - Nick Diaz

Nick Diaz finally got his revenge after earning a unanimous decision win over KJ Noons. Diaz won his eighth consecutive match and retains his welterweight title at STRIKEFORCE: Diaz vs Noons 2 main event.

It is note worth taking, though, that the Cesar Gracie product changed his strategy by coming out orthodox. Diaz also used his reach to keep his opponent at bay. Early in the first round, Diaz rattled Noons with a perfectly timed straight right hand.

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Noons Welcomes Pacquiao in Cage and in Ring

Written on September 09, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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After the No-Way-in-Hell Alert that Manny Pacquiao plans to try mixed martial arts, it seems like someone is willing to give the Boxing King a shot. But it still a thing of the future. Who knows?

Karl James “KJ” Noons already muster a 10-2 record in his mixed martial arts career, and may be the only fighter who anchors an akin boxing trail of 11-2 and 5 KOs. Sporting an outstanding transcript, Noons is eager to welcome the Pound-for-pound King of Boxing — Manny Pacquiao — in the MMA. But after that’s all been said and done in the cage, Noons is willing to step inside the ring with him too. If this bout will ever come into fruition, only time will tell. Still, KJ Noons deserves a round of applause as he shows his guts in facing anyone, both inside the cage and the ring.

Is it time for fans to realize that boxing and MMA can co-exist?

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