DANA POINT, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Sponsor Me world champion athlete KJ Noons, also known as King Karl, is scheduled to fight Nick Diaz on October 9, 2010 in a highly anticipated rematch for the Strikeforce Welterweight Title at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California to be aired on Showtime. Noons and Diaz met for the first time three years ago at EliteXC: Renegade. King Karl defeated Diaz to win the Elite XC Lightweight Championship Belt with devastating knees to the face and a flurry of punches causing a referee stoppage due to damage inflicted by Noons.
In an interview on strikeforce.com by Anton Gurevich, KJ Noons said, "I couldn't ask for a better fight. I already got one up on Nick. I beat the crap out of the guy. He's had a good run, and there's a lot of build-up for this rematch. We've both improved, this is a different weight class now, he's gotten better, I've gotten better, it's a different situation. But at the end of the day, I'm a true mixed martial artist, I have respect for the sport, and I am a good role model. Nick's good for entertainment, but I come from a family of fighters. I started early, and I have respect for martial arts. It teaches you discipline, how to become a good person, and I feel that I am. On October 9, I'm fighting a guy that, if I had a kid, I wouldn't want him looking up to. He's a trash-talking, pot-smoking chump. It's motivation for sure [to be fighting near Diaz's hometown]. I love being the underdog. Even when I'm not, I still try to picture myself as the underdog so I train harder and push myself. Nick says he's bringing his guys, but so am I. They're going to need to beef up security. This is beyond a grudge match. I'm going to light him up like a Christmas tree. He's going to have to kill me to [to beat me]. It's very personal."
After KJ beat Diaz 3 years ago, Diaz told KJ in regards to a rematch, "Don't be scared homie." KJ won't be scared and will be ready to take the Strikeforce Welterweight Title belt home.
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Sponsor Me's cutting edge social media site, www.sponsorme.com is currently in beta testing and is expected to launch in the coming months. KJ was granted VIP access to the site and said, "Sponsorme.com will be the site to visit for all things action sports."
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Strikeforce is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts (MMA) and kickboxing organization based in San Jose, California. It is headed by CEO Scott Coker and owned by Silicon Valley Sports and Entertainment, operators of the HP Pavilion and the San Jose Sharks. Its live events and fights are currently shown on Showtime in the US and on Super Channel in Canada
Showtime is a premium television brand used by a number of channels and platforms around the world, but primarily refers to a group of channels in the United States. As of January 2009, Showtime's programming reaches 16.5 million subscribers in the United States. Showtime primarily shows motion pictures as well as some original programming and occasional boxing and mixed martial arts matches.
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