Strikeforce Main Eventer Nick Diaz No-Shows Conference Call

Nick Paglino

Nick Diaz refused to participate in a Strikeforce media conference call with KJ Noons last week, prompting Noons to simply declare Diaz’s actions "pretty unprofessional."

The two are scheduled for a showdown, their second against each other, in the main event of a Strikeforce live event to be aired live on Showtime this Saturday night, October 9th, from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

30 minutes after the call began, with only Noons answering questions from a host of surprised reporters, Diaz’s coach Cesar Gracie joined the call with an explanation.

"Nick doesn’t really do the conference call with the guy he’s fighting thing," Cesar offered,  "He just never has. It’s just not in his psyche. He’s too busy training to be on the phone and everything like that right now."

Noons defeated Diaz on November 10, 2007 in a fight for the 160 Pound Title in EliteXC. That fight was also broadcast on Showtime. The cageside physician ruled cuts on both of Diaz’s eyelids too severe, and stopped the contest after the 1st round.

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