A rumored bout between Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson and former EliteXC title-holder KJ Noons has been scrapped from Strikeforce’s April 11th event in San Jose after Noons turned down the matchup to remain focused on his boxing career.
“Josh Thomson will fight [on April 11th]. We offered it to K.J. Noons, (but) it looks like that fight will not happen. K.J. is focusing on his boxing career, so he will not be available,” Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker recently told MMA Weekly.
“I think we’ll always extend the invitation [for Noons to join Strikeforce],” Coker continued. “It’s really going to be up to K.J. If he really has had success in boxing, cause I understand he has, and he’s trying to become a boxer, then he’s not going to be able to be an MMA fighter at this point in his career.”
Stay tuned to MMAFrenzy.com as we’ll pass along news of an opponent for Thomson as soon as it becomes availabe.