Things haven’t been easy for many Strikeforce fighters, and very few of them are saying great things about the organization as they host their swan song this Saturday night. K. J. Noons, like many fighters, was caught in the middle of a tumultuous year with the promotion and was only given one fight in twelve months. To ensure a future in the UFC, Noons has to get past Ryan Couture on Saturday night, and if he can do that it will all be worth it in 2013.
Noon’s told Sherdog about making it through the year:
“It’s more surviving. It puts you in a really sad situation, especially if you have a family. It’s no fun. I know the guys over at the UFC, they definitely get their three fights in a year. That’s never a problem with all the shows they have. Hopefully I get to move over to that side and get more fights.”
“I’m just excited if anything and also excited to hopefully move to the UFC and just really get more fights. I fought last in March. Strikeforce, this year, really didn’t keep me consistent, and that’s probably not their fault due to shows cancelled and the demise or the kind of fizzling out, but that really sucks for someone like me who makes his living off fighting.”
On his bout this Saturday with Couture:
“I have to be a better all-around fighter to compete at the top level. I just have to prepare for that kind of stuff. If I can do that, I don’t see myself having a problem moving on with my career, staying in the game and also still being one of the most exciting fighters to watch.”