Fresh off his win over Conor Heun at Strikeforce: "Los Angeles," K.J. Noons is set to take on Jorge Gurgel at a yet to be named Strikeforce event on August 21 in Houston, Texas.
MMAWeekly.com first reported the proposed match up yesterday.
Prior to his split decision win over Heun earlier this month, Noons defeated Andre Amado at DREAM 13 back in March after more than a year away from the cage.
It was his first bout since "retiring" from the sport in late 2008 after he was stripped of his 155-pound title for refusing to accept a rematch with Nick Diaz under the terms Elite XC was offering.
"King Karl" felt that his previous performance against Diaz (a first round technical knockout) and his lone title defense -- a first round technical knockout victory over Yves Edwards in June of 2008 -- was enough to at least earn himself a bigger paycheck than Diaz in the rematch.
The promotion, however, apparently disagreed, causing a big mess and ultimately leading to Noons being forced to relinquish his title.
The ex-boxer then decided to make an attempt to return to his roots inside the ring, but a disappointing decision loss to James Countryman earlier this year threw a wrench into those plans. The City Boxing product did manage to put together a solid record of 4-1 as a pugilist, but he likely wasn't going to be winning a world title anytime soon.