381 Search Results for Josh Thomson

May 11, 2012 7:23 am

Josh Thomson Suffers Knee Injury | Fight With Gilbert Melendez in Jeopardy

By Evan Stoumbelis According to reports former Strikeforce Lightweight champion Josh Thomson has suffered a torn PCL, (Posterior Cruciate Ligament) which is one of 4 major ligaments in the knee. With the recent news of his injury, his upcoming title fight with Gilbert Melendez is now in question. Below are tweets posted by Guerilla journalist...

May 7, 2012 10:34 am

Exclusive | Josh Thomson Not Impressed With Jones vs. Evans

Josh Thomson faces Gilbert Melendez on May  19 in a rubber match for the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship. The fight has a lot of hype surrounding it because both fighters are ranked in in the top 10 of all credible MMA polling sources. Thomson has never been one to buy in to the hype of any...

Sep 23, 2015 1:25 am

In First Bellator Fight Thomson Made 7 Times More In Sponsor Pay Than With Reebok

Former UFC lightweight Josh Thomson made his Bellator debut this past Saturday at the ‘Dynamite’ event and won, submitting Mike Bronzoulis in the third round. Thomson has had nothing but great things to say about his new home and apparently, according to MMAFighting, he also faired much better with sponsorship money than he would have...

Sep 20, 2015 2:33 pm

Thomson made more than 7 times what Reebok would have paid him in sponsors

When Reebok and Ultimate Fighting Championship signed an exclusive in-octagon sponsorship deal, fighters were reluctant to celebrate. Fighters like Urijah Faber would be forbidden from promoting his clothing line, Torque, in the octagon like he used to in earlier UFC and WEC days. Miesha Tate and Brendan Schaub sponsorship income would decrease by at least...

Sep 18, 2015 11:45 am

Thomson On Bellator’s Future –– ‘Rome Wasn’t Built In One Day’

American Kickboxing Academy’s Josh ‘The Punk’ Thomson is all set to make his Bellator MMA debut in San Jose, CA, at the historic ‘Dynamite’ event, which will feature both MMA fights and GLORY kickboxing in one venue, with the cage and ring right next to each other. Thomson will be fighting in front of a...

Sep 14, 2015 6:53 am

Thomson On Nurmagomedov: He reminds me of Frankie Edgar

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s rise toward the top of the UFC’s lightweight division did not happen overnight. The Sambo master managed to fly under the radar while he built an impressive win streak before coming out of his shell to show the world he has what it takes to become the company’s lightweight champion by dominating Thiago...

Aug 18, 2015 7:05 pm

Thomson: ‘UFC Just Couldn’t Match Bellator Deal’

  “My understanding is that we have to wear Reebok with the UFC. There’s no other option. Well, you get paid to wear Reebok but you only get paid in their program, whatever their pay scale is. I took my negotiations over to Bellator, where there is no sponsorship tax, so my sponsors can sponsor...

Aug 13, 2015 5:24 pm

Thomson Clarifies — With Reebok And Fox, UFC Couldn’t Match Bellator Deal

Former UFC lightweight and Strikeforce lightweight champion, Josh Thomson, just recently jumped ship and signed with Bellator MMA. The UFC quickly put out statements saying that they had released Thomson, but the fighter says that’s not the case. In a press release he stated that it was him who wasn’t interested in working out a...

Aug 12, 2015 8:40 am

The Real Truth On Thomson? — How The UFC Let A Top 10 Fighter Go… Again

  Yesterday it was announced that UFC lightweight and former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson had signed a new contract with Bellator MMA. In a report that surfaced earlier in the day it was stated that Thomson was released by the UFC, who decided not to match Bellator’s offer. According to the fighter himself, via a...

Jul 17, 2015 5:48 am

RESPECT! Thomson, Ferguson Share Kind Words Following Intense Battle

UFC lightweights Tony Ferguson and Josh Thomson went to war on Wednesday night at UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee. Thomson showed off his toughness, but it was Ferguson who dominated with his striking and left Thomson a bloody mess. Ferguson picked up the unanimous decision win. After the fight the two warriors exchanged some...

Jul 15, 2015 9:38 pm

UFN 71 Results: Tony Ferguson Puts On Impressive Performance In Win Over Thomson

  In the co-main event top UFC lightweights Tony Ferguson took on Josh Thomson. Both fighters showed some shifty movement early on. The feeling out process went on for a while. Ferguson thew a knee and Thomson caught it and went for a takedown, Ferguson realized it right away and flipped out of it. Ferguson...

Jul 15, 2015 6:18 am

Thomson And Ferguson Get Physical At Weigh-Ins

@TheRealPunk vs @TonyFergusonXT? #YesPlease!!!!! #UFCSanDiego Wed. July 15 | 10/7pmETPT LIVE & FREE on @FOXSports1 A video posted by ufc (@ufc) on Jul 15, 2015 at 12:44am PDT Man, things got physical between UFC lightweights Josh Thomson and Tony Ferguson at yesterday’s weigh-ins. Kings Of Volume — Punches In Bunches With Nate Diaz And Richard...

Apr 30, 2015 4:44 pm

Passed Up For Cowboy, Thomson Ready To Fill In For Marquee Lightweight Matchup

Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez are expected to meet at UFC 188 on June 13, 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico. However, in the ever-changing sport of mixed martial arts this bout could need a fighter at the drop of a dime. Enter: Josh “The Punk” Thomson. Josh Thomson made a quick recovery after being pulled...

Apr 30, 2015 11:36 am

BALL DROPPED! UFC Pushes Thomson To The Side, Books Makdessi vs. Cerrone

Despite all the buzz surrounding Josh Thomson being a possible replacement for the injured Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC officials have chosen to go a different route. John “The Bull” Makdessi will be stepping into the octagon to face Donald Cerrone at UFC 187, ESPN reports. Makdessi just fought this past weekend at UFC 186 where he...

Apr 29, 2015 10:29 pm

Lightweight Shake Up! Thomson Wants in Vs. Cerrone!

With Khabib Nurmagomedov possibly out of UFC 187, fighters are pulling a “Cowboy” by offering to fight Donald Cerrone on short notice. Josh Thomson recently stated that he’s just waiting on a response… Just waiting on a response…… — Josh Thomson (@THEREALPUNK) April 30, 2015 Even though Josh Thomson is riding a two fight losing...

Jul 30, 2014 4:30 am

UFC on FOX 12 Winner Bobby Green Apologizes For Antics In Thomson Fight

Mix Nick and Nate Diaz with Anderson Silva and you will get the in-cage antics of Bobby Green. Taunts and trash-talk were the highlight of his UFC on FOX 12 bout against former number-one contender Josh Thomson, and in hindsight, ‘King’ apologizes for it. Check it: I'm sorry for my antics but I try to...

Jul 26, 2014 5:50 pm

UFC on FOX 12 Results: Green Upsets Thomson, Picks Up Decision Win

Bobby Green put on the best performance of his career tonight as he defeated one of the best lightweights in the world in Josh Thomson. Green approached this fight no different than his past fights and that was a bit concerning to see at the beginning of the first round. He loves to keep his...

Jul 22, 2014 7:49 pm

Thomson Disses Heavier Weight Classes, Says They Aren’t Mixed Martial Artists

UFC lightweight Josh Thomson made an interesting statement to Fox Sports, he said that the higher weight classes you get into, the more one dimensional the fighters are. His words: “This is what I say — when you go up in weight, you should be saying it to those guys. Because those guys all have...