“That’s just not how Nick’s put together…”
– Cesar Gracie on Nick Diaz’ no show for the Strikeforce conference call ahead of the October 9 fight rematch with KJ Noons.
KJ Noons offered Nick Diaz nothing but respect for his ability as a fighter, but had little good to say about Diaz outside the cage. Noons went to the football coaching metaphor to explain how he plans to handle the rematch:
“I’m coming right at you win or lose. Nick Diaz is all over the place, to keep the football analogy going, he’s out there running all these crazy plays. We’ll see who’s strategy works best come October 9.”
Cesar Gracie, standing in on the conference call for Diaz, said his fighter’s work with WBA World Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward on his boxing will give the fiery Diaz an edge this time around.
Noons v Diaz One:
San Jose, CA
Saturday, October 9
In this rematch, now three years in the making,Strikeforce’s World Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz looks to avenge his last loss against K.J. Noons.
NICK DIAZ vs KJ NOONS
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