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K.J. Noons confirms broken left hand

EliteXC lightweight fighter K.J. Noons has confirmed that recent X-rays revealed a fracture to his left hand. According to Noons, the injury took place during the first round of his victory over Edson Berto and he’ll be sidelined 6-8 weeks as a result. He hopes to resume training in some capacity within six weeks.

With the injury, any chance of a bout with Nick Diaz on September 15 in Hawaii is off the table. EliteXC is believed to be exploring other options right now but they might already have a fighter in mind. More when it becomes available.

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