It seems as if the long awaited rematch between Nick Diaz and K.J. Noons will finally come to fruition. The 2 fighters have both verbally agreed to fight on the October 9th Strikeforce show in San Jose, California.
Their first encounter ended in a tko victory for Noons when the ring doctor stopped the fight due to cuts. At the time Diaz suffered from sharp ocular bones that were a constant source of cuts and threatened to sideline his MMA career. Diaz has since undergone facial surgery to file his ocular bones.
The rematch was twice set by EliteXC, however both bouts were nixed when Noons refused due to contractual disputes. Diaz subsequently moved up to welterweight and became the Strikeforce Champion. Noons has increasingly found it difficult to make lightweight, having missed weight twice this year. Noons will now move to welterweight to challenge Diaz for his Champonship Belt.