Coker puts extra security in place for Noons/Diaz 2

by Matt Erickson | source:

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said the promotion will have beefed-up security for its Saturday main event rematch between Nick Diaz and KJ Noons.

Coker told Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of "The MMA Hour" that because of the heated nature of the rivalry between Diaz, the Strikeforce welterweight champion, and Noons, the last man to beat him, the promotion was taking no chances.

"I'll tell you what – if we leave those two guys in a room alone, I think you know what's going to happen," Coker said. "So it's up to us – we're going to have a wall of security there. We've brought extra police to handle the weigh-ins, the press conference and pretty much a wall of people will be there for the night of the fight. We have to take precautionary measures because these guys have this big feud – and it's not just them, it's their camps. We're going to make sure that we host it properly, and part of that is adding extra security and police officers, and it'll be fine."

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brahmabull81 site profile image  

10/5/10 3:01 AM by brahmabull81

It could also be a way of warning them that arrests could be made in a very public way.You guys all forget, (i havent seen the MMA hour yet) Ariel GRILLS for these questions, so was Scott advertising or simply going into details Ariel wouldve asked for?

StretchPlum site profile image  

10/5/10 2:43 AM by StretchPlum

Not even remotely the point. The issue is the marketing of the extra security.

Mr Pulla site profile image  

10/5/10 1:52 AM by Mr Pulla

To the guys dissing SF, you haters really make me laugh. There was all kinds of extra security at Tito-Chuck, Tito-Ken and Lesnar-Mir 2. But I guess that makes the UFC a joke and those fighters don't respect the org. Zuffa trolls are hilarious. Good work by Scott. Smart move.

StretchPlum site profile image  

10/5/10 1:50 AM by StretchPlum

This Coker charade is bad for the sport and perfect for anti-mma legislators. At best it's for the ignorant.

MuayTy site profile image  

10/5/10 1:48 AM by MuayTy

Because I do

Evilzpet site profile image  

10/5/10 1:38 AM by Evilzpet

why do you want diaz to get knocked out

MuayTy site profile image  

10/4/10 7:21 PM by MuayTy

Why will it matter when (hopefully) diaz gets KTFO'd

EdSinister'sBottomBitch site profile image  

10/4/10 7:20 PM by EdSinister'sBottomBitch

Coker knows that his own fighters don't have the least bit of respect for him or his company.  

fanoffights site profile image  

10/4/10 6:58 PM by fanoffights

What's nice about this is that you all know we will see a third fight. Diaz will win this one and the next and last match between these two will be for all the marbles!

lesnarfan98 site profile image  

10/4/10 6:50 PM by lesnarfan98

LOL that is awesome