401 Search Results for Josh Thomson

Apr 22, 2014 12:46 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Not Retiring, Wants to Fight in July

Despite his initial statements that he was heavily considering retirement, UFC Lightweight contender Josh ‘The Punk’ Thomson has altered course. “I’m hoping to fight July 26 in San Jose,” Thomson told BJPenn.com. San Jose would make sense for Thomson, since he was born and raised there, and has fought at home numerous times.  He explained...

Mar 12, 2014 9:53 am

QUICK TWITT | Josh Thomson & Anthony Pettis Engage In Twitter Beef

Had the two met last December as planned, the need to settle unfinished business would have probably escaped them. None of that happened though and now what we have is a growing feud between UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and top lightweight contender, Josh Thomson. The two fighters took to twitter recently and it kind...


Feb 25, 2014 6:15 am

Josh Thomson Sick Over Melendez vs. Pettis Booking – Hoping For Aldo Fight

UFC lightweight Josh Thomson was rumored to be on the verge of retirement following his close and somewhat controversial decision loss to former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC on FOX 10. However, it seems like a fire has been lit under the lightweight contender as announcements have been made regarding season...

Feb 6, 2014 12:27 pm

Josh Thomson Refutes Ben Henderson’s Strength

“Let me just tell you, he’s not strong,” Josh Thomson (right) said of his recent opponent, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.  “He doesn’t hit hard.  He’s not strong.  He doesn’t kick hard.”   By Christopher Murphy | Twitter   UFC lightweight fighter Josh Thomson opened up on his fight with former champion Benson Henderson...

Jan 24, 2014 2:52 pm

PHOTO | Benson Henderson & Josh Thomson Staredown In Chi-Town

Earlier today, the UFC on FOX 10 weigh-ins went down from Chicago. UFC on FOX 10 goes down tomorrow night on FOX. In the main event, Josh Thomson and Benson Henderson (pictured) will throw down in a very important bout with heavy implications for the winner.

Jan 24, 2014 6:36 am

Josh Thomson: “I’m expecting him to try to wrestle me to death”

Josh Thomson was originally set to face off against current UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis last December in Sacramento, California. That was until a torn meniscus sidelined the champ. Now he is headlining this weekend’s UFC on FOX, against the man that Pettis stripped of the title, Benson Henderson. Though the two are stylistically similar,...

Jan 22, 2014 9:34 am

Josh Thomson Explains The Secret To His Longevity In The Sport

We’ve seen it countless times, on countless UFC programs – Fighter A, training from sunup to sundown. Or Fighter B, going to three different gyms in the space of one day, logging countless hours in an attempt to reach the pinnacle of his fighting ability. This level of dedication can be borderline masochistic. And –...

Dec 13, 2013 9:35 am

Watch Today’s Josh Thomson UFC Q&A Live On BJPENN.COM (2 p.m. PT)

As part of the UFC on FOX 9 Pre-fight festivities , top UFC lightweight contender, Josh Thomson will be hosting today’s UFC Q&A session just north of his hometown in Sacramento, California. BJPENN.COM will be hosting a live stream of the event that precedes today’s Weigh-ins ceremony and EA Sports Cover Winner announcement. You can...

Dec 10, 2013 7:48 am

Josh Thomson Figured Anthony Pettis Would Pull Out Of Fight

Josh “The Punk” Thomson is not one to pull punches. Thomson was set to face current UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis for UFC gold at UFC on Fox 9 after stunning the MMA world with a TKO finish over Nate Diaz. Unfortunately for Thomson though, Pettis was forced off the card, citing a torn...

Nov 23, 2013 10:59 am

Josh Thomson Says Benson Henderson Is A Tougher Fight Than Anthony Pettis

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh “The Punk” Thomson, who made an emphatic statement in his knockout of UFC lightweight Nate Diaz, claimed former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson is a tougher fight than current UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. Thomson will face Henderson Jan. 25 at UFC on FOX 10, and said “for me...

Nov 16, 2013 11:58 pm

Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson: UFC on FOX 10 main event | UFC NEWS

With lightweight champion Anthony Pettis out due to an injury, the man he was set to face off against will now fight the former champion. Josh Thomson will fight Benson Henderson in the headlining fight of  UFC on Fox 10. Henderson is coming off of his lost to Pettis back in August, where he was...

Oct 1, 2013 7:04 am

Anthony Pettis: Josh Thomson is getting finished in the first round

Newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is all about finishing his opponents. In fact, during his six years as a professional mixed martial artist, Pettis has only gone the distance five times in 19 fights and has recorded 14 stoppage victories in the process. As “Showtime” prepares to defend his...

Sep 25, 2013 2:19 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Talks Upcoming Title Fight Against Anthony Pettis

Josh Thomson, who is coming off an impressive TKO victory over Nate Diaz, will be facing newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC on FOX 9 in December.  When UFC President, Dana White, places the belt on Thomson, the fighter says he won’t be able to contain himself and that he’s ‘going to pick...

Sep 24, 2013 12:25 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO 9/20/13 REPLAY: BJ PENN & JOSH THOMSON

Last week, BJPENN.COM RADIO returned in its new Friday time slot with lightweight title challenger, Josh Thomson and former two-division champion, BJ Penn. If you missed the show, tune into the player below to catch what you missed.

Sep 20, 2013 2:05 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH BJ PENN AND JOSH THOMSON (5PM PT / 8PM ET)

The crew returns tonight in their new Friday time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by the king of Penn Nation, Mr. BJ Penn himself to discuss his return to fighting, his TUF coaching slot opposite Frankie Edgar and more. Also on...

Sep 17, 2013 6:30 am

Anthony Pettis vs. Josh Thomson set for UFC on FOX 9 headliner

Yesterday, UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) announced via twitter that he is still not 100% and will not be able to compete against Anthony “Showtime” Pettis at this December’s UFC on FOX 9 event in Sacramento, California. With Grant unable to compete, the UFC has given former Strikeforce lightweight champion, Josh Thomson,...

Jul 12, 2013 9:02 am

Josh Thomson Issues Warning To Pettis, Threatens Removal From Title Picture

Josh Thomson and Anthony Pettis have started to heat up their exchanges through social media. The potential lightweight matchup would solidify one of them as the true number one contender in the UFC’s lightweight division, but for whatever reason, this fight has yet to be booked. Check out their exchange of words, including Thomsons Warning...

Jul 10, 2013 10:05 am

Anthony Pettis on an October Fight With Josh Thomson: “No One Really Knows Who He Is”

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Josh Thomson is not the only one interested in a fight between him and Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis, it seems.  Pettis told MMAFighting.com that he has no qualms taking on ‘The Punk’ in an October matchup to solidify the number one contender at 155. “Thomson called me out,” said Pettis (16-2).  “I’m...

Jul 4, 2013 10:25 am

Josh Thomson: Give me Anthony Pettis, then a title shot

UFC lightweight contender Josh Thomson (20-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is coming off a huge TKO win over former #1 contender Nate Diaz back at UFC on FOX 7 in April. Now, the former Strikeforce lightweight champion has his eyes set on one man and one goal as he told mmajunkie.com in a recent interview: “I’m...

Jun 14, 2013 6:17 am

Josh Thomson Statements Do Not Warrant Action, Says UFC Boss

“He didn’t say anything negative. He didn’t say anything bad. He didn’t say anything against gay marriage or gay people. He just posed the question. Is it stupid? What he put down was probably the dumbest thing I’ve heard. He should probably get a hobby like finger painting, or something, and leave talking to smart...

Jun 13, 2013 10:44 am

PRESS RELEASE: JOSH THOMSON RESPONDS TO CONTROVERSIAL HEADLINES

For Immediate Release: June 13, 2013 – Yesterday top UFC lightweight contender Josh Thomson used social media to poll fans with what turned out to be a controversial and thought provoking topic. The subject of gay rights, including gay marriage, is sensitive for many people and Mr. Thomson fully supports equality for all human beings....