I was unable to hear the commentary for KJ Noons vs. Connor Heun but I assume it was filled with with Mauro Ranallo using his vocal chords to the highest extent. At the Nokia Theater, the celebrities rooted for KJ Noons while the other side of the place chanted for Conor Heun. It was like a working-model microcosm for the proletariat and bourgeoisie. Karl Marx would have been proud.
Judging from the recent potpourri of message board threads that were created, it looks like this bout can officially be considered Strikeforce’s Bonnar vs. Griffin (albeit more technical). I’m not sure who was rocked at what point in the fight, but the 5,259 that were in attendance at Nokia Theater gave a standing ovation after each round. Both fighters exchanged an array of high kicks, low punches and general bad intentions but in the end, KJ pulled off a split-decision over Heun giving him an impressive 9-2 record. At the post-fight press conference, Scott Coker really seemed to be pushing a Nick Diaz vs. KJ Noons rematch to give Diaz a chance to avenge the only lost he’s had in the past three years. Props to KJ Noons and his dad for nearly choking me at an after-party (the dad, not KJ Noons. Story will come soon).