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Diaz-Denny Banked for July 26 CBS-EliteXC

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Thomas Denny has no problems walking into the lion's den.

The former King of the Cage champion has agreed to face resident troublemaker Nick Diaz in his hometown of Stockton, Calif. on EliteXC's second CBS-televised card at the Stockton Arena on July 26. Contracts are expected to be inked Tuesday.

The 160-pound bout joins a previously announced matchup between the much-vaunted Jake Shields and former Bodog Fight champion Nick Thompson for the vacant EliteXC welterweight crown.

A self-promoting crowd-pleaser, the "Wildman" has waged over 40 battles in the cage since 1999, including key victories over Tony Fryklund and Olaf Alonso.

Denny's three-fight deal with the Pro Elite promotion kicked off against the single-named muay Thai striker Malaipet on a ShoXC "Elite Challenger Series" card last March. Malaipet was disqualified for elbowing Denny to the back of the head at the conclusion of the first round.

Denny and Diaz had been slated to meet in other organizations on two different occasions.

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Post #1   6/24/08 12:27:01PM   

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I think Diaz takes this fight in Diaz fashion, maybe a decision or late tko or submission.

Post #2   6/24/08 1:32:54PM   

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what a disappointment, they hype a fight with noons and give him denny, i couldn't be more disappointed.

Post #3   6/24/08 1:33:31PM   

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Posted by nickcuc547

what a disappointment, they hype a fight with noons and give him denny, i couldn't be more disappointed.



Really, WTF? The article doesn't even mention why he's not fighting Noons.

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Post #4   6/24/08 4:18:37PM   

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Posted by scoozna


Posted by nickcuc547

what a disappointment, they hype a fight with noons and give him denny, i couldn't be more disappointed.



Really, WTF? The article doesn't even mention why he's not fighting Noons.



yeah anyine know why?
im kinda bummed about this...

Post #5   6/24/08 4:43:05PM   

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Although Denny is a tough matchup for Diaz I'm a little dissapointed. They hyped a rematch with Noons so freaking much and then, BAM! Diaz is fighting Denny. WTF!!!!!!!!! Oh well it will be good to see Diaz on free TV.

Post #6   6/24/08 4:57:30PM   

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Posted by grappler0000

Thomas Denny has no problems walking into the lion's den.




How long has he been training with Ken Shamrock?

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Post #7   6/24/08 5:02:17PM   

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I think EliteXC wants to save the Diaz-Noons rematch for the 3rd CBS card.

Post #8   6/24/08 8:03:56PM   

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WOW so they pulled Diaz from Dream to fight a can. You have to wonder why they made it look like they were pulling him to fight Noons and then give him a can. Is it EliteXC(Gary "I fix fights" Shaw) babying their champ or is it Noons avoiding Diaz.

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Post #9   6/24/08 8:30:46PM   

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Not Sakurai, not Noons .....but Thomas Denny???

Whats with all these lose/lose fights for diaz?

If diaz beats this guy, so what hes supposed to. If Denny can somehow pull off a miracle it just prolongs the diaz-noons rematch

Post #10   6/24/08 11:58:02PM