According to sources close to Nick Diaz, Elite XC Lightweight Champion K.J. Noons has refused a rematch with Nick Diaz. Their previous fight on November 10, 2007 resulted in a victory for Noons after a doctor stoppage due to cuts above Diaz’s eyes.
After consulting a doctor, Diaz decided to have plastic surgery to remove scar tissue and reduce his brow bones which made him more prone to cuts. Diaz is scheduled to face Muhsin Corbbrey on April 26, 2008 at Elite XC’s show in Hawaii.