401 Search Results for Josh Thomson

May 15, 2014 6:38 am

Maynard Leaves AKA, Seeks New Start In Arizona

Former UFC lightweight title challenger, Gray ‘The Bully’ Maynard has spent his last several fight camps at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose. AKA’s lightweight roster consists of several top 155lb fighters including, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Josh Thomson. On last night’s edition of UFC Tonight, the crew confirmed that Gray wanted to not stay so...

May 6, 2014 3:45 pm

AKA Boss Believes Their Team Could Hold 4 UFC Titles

With UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez already atop the mountain, American Kickboxing Academy head coach, Javier Mendez believes he’s just the start. In a recent interview with Bloodyelbow.com’s John S. Nash, Mendez touched on his other prospects, Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold, Josh Thomson and Khabib Nurmagomedov. His words: “I 100% expect Daniel [Cormier] to fight...

Apr 10, 2014 9:13 am

Nate Diaz Has A Point – Is Asking The UFC For A Raise Wrong?

Rod Tidwell is a fictional NFL player from the movie “Jerry Maguire.” In the film, Tidwell, played by Cuba Gooding, Jr., has one of the more iconic moments in the history of sports movies when he screams into a phone, “Show me the money!” On the other end of the line is Tom Cruise, who...

Apr 10, 2014 8:28 am

Dana White: Nate Diaz Missed His Chance At ‘Justin Bieber Money’

The UFC operates to its own set of morals and principles, which is why so many mega-stars leave their ranks with a sour taste in their mouth. Nate Diaz recently came out with a decent rant about fighter pay, asking once again for a pay increase or a release. To that the UFC boss denied...


Feb 28, 2014 11:45 am

VIDEO | ‘The Punk’ Gets Pin Removed From Thumb

Remember when Josh Thomson fought and nearly beat Benson Henderson with just one-hand? Well that happened, and so did the subsequent medical procedures on the injured half of Thomson’s fists. Now, a few months removed, Josh got his pin removed. Check it:

Feb 14, 2014 4:07 pm

Bellator & Gilbert Melendez Agree On Multi-Year Deal

At 22-3, Gilbert Melendez sits atop the UFC’s lightweight division. With victories over Josh Thomson, Diego Sanchez, Shinya Aoki and Jorge Masvidal, “El Nino” is ready for a new crop of challengers as the Santa Ana native has agreed to a multi-fight, multi-year deal structure with Bellator that can pit Melendez against some of MMA’s...

Jan 28, 2014 10:34 am

Bendo’s Trainer: Dana doesn’t like us too much

Benson “Smooth” Henderson recently moved his UFC record to an impressive 8-1 with his ‘UFC on FOX 10’ split-decision victory over former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson. However, even with an 8-1 record, “Smooth” can’t seem to escape criticism from fans for his lack of finishes inside the octagon. All of Henderson’s 8 wins under...

Jan 27, 2014 7:21 pm

UFC on FOX 10 Medical Suspensions Report

The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation released the medical suspensions list from last Saturday’s UFC on FOX 10 event. The longest of which is due to a highlight head kick K.O. delivered by Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. UFC on FOX 10 took place from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. In the main event former...

Jan 27, 2014 3:40 pm

Official BJPENN.COM Rankings Update: 13 Shifts Following Fox 10 & Fight Night 35

  By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday fans saw a great night of fights at UFC on Fox 10, capped off by a controversial decision which saw Ben Henderson defeat Josh Thomson. A couple weeks prior to that fans saw UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou, where Luke Rockhold rose to his hype and...

Jan 27, 2014 1:20 pm

Coach Discusses Ben Henderson’s Reputation for Fighting to Decisions

“I think part of it is he’s fighting the best people in the world,” said John Crouch, longtime coach of former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.  “Those aren’t guys you’re going to blow out.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It’s a reputation that has persisted throughout Benson Henderson’s tenure in the UFC: he is not...

Jan 24, 2014 2:37 pm

UFC on FOX 10 Weigh-In Results

UFC on FOX 10 is official, with all fighters weighing in this afternoon from the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. If you missed BJPENN.COM’s live broadcast of the event here are the results: MAIN CARD: (FOX, 5 p.m. PT) Benson Henderson (156) vs. Josh Thomson (155) Gabriel Gonzaga (258) vs. Stipe Miocic (245) Donald Cerrone...

Jan 23, 2014 12:31 pm

Benson Henderson: “I’m getting my belt back”

Without a doubt Benson Henderson can’t be Anthony Pettis’s biggest fan. After being handed his second loss by “Showtime” and losing his title twice by the same man, it is understandable why Henderson has his sights on Pettis. However, he is going to have to jump through hurdles just like everyone else in the sport...

Jan 23, 2014 6:28 am

Injured Anthony Pettis Wants To Return 4th Of July Weekend

UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, has been sidelined since winning the belt against Benson Henderson last year. A PCL injury that required surgical repair has put him on the shelf and recently out of his scheduled December bout with Josh Thomson.  The champ now believes that he’s on the mend and hopes for a return...

Jan 21, 2014 6:00 am

Benson Henderson: ‘I’m the No. 1 Contender’

Benson Henderson feels like his upcoming fight against Josh Thomson is going to be “a tough, knockdown, drag-out war.” Henderson, who is no stranger to intense, nail-biting action, is going to be facing his first opponent in two years where he has not been announced as the champion. And though Dana White has made statements...

Jan 15, 2014 6:23 am

UFC Newcomers George Sullivan and Mike Rhodes Square Off At UFC on FOX 10

Two more fighters will see their dreams realized this month, as UFC newcomers George Sullivan and Mike Rhodes will both compete for the first time under the bright lights of the Octagon. The bout will take place on the UFC on FOX 10 card, January 25th out of the United Center in Chicago. Rhodes, a...

Jan 14, 2014 10:15 am

Nate Diaz: “I’m not waiting for a title shot. I’ll fight tomorrow”

Just this past weekend UFC President Dana white took to twitter claiming that not only could he not find an opponent for undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov, but Stockon’s tough as nails, Nate Diaz, turned the fight down. Diaz immediately called out Dana saying he’s “full of shit”. Diaz’s Manager, Mike Kogan, was quick to defend...

Jan 10, 2014 9:52 am

Cruickshank vs. Rio bumped to UFC on Fox 10 televised card

  With an injury comes air time for Daron Cruickshank and Mike Rio. UFC officials announced that Oleksiy Oliynyk (2-0) has suffered an injury and is forced out of his heavyweight bout with Jared Rosholt (9-1). So now lightweights Cruickshank (13-4) and Rio (9-3) have been promoted from the UFC Fight Pass online preliminary card...

Jan 9, 2014 8:43 am

Jared Rosholt vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk removed from UFC on FOX 10

It was announced by the UFC that the Heavyweight fight between Jared Rosholt and Oleksiy Oliynyk has been removed from the UFC on FOX 10 card. Due to an undisclosed injury suffered by Oliynyk and the UFC’s decision not to find a replacement for Rosholt the fight has been pulled. UFC on FOX 10 will...

Jan 1, 2014 11:26 am

Twelve Bouts Official For UFC on FOX 10

2014’s first event on FOX goes down this month from Chicago. The January 25th event is now set with 12-official bouts, four of which will serve as the main televised portion of the evening. The event, which features an intriguing lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Josh Thomson in the headlong slot, goes down from...

Dec 12, 2013 3:26 pm

QUICK TWITT | ‘Surgery Went Amazing’ For Recovering Anthony Pettis

UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, has undergone a successful surgery to repair a torn PCL in his knee. There is currently no time-line for his return, but UFC contender Josh Thomson isn’t sold on the need for surgery and believes that Pettis should have fought him this Saturday as planned. Whatever the case may be,...

Dec 9, 2013 8:19 am

UFC on Fox 10 adds Cruickshank vs. Rio

The UFC on Fox 10 card added its 11th fight to the docket. Lightweights Daron Cruickshank (13-4, *pictured) and Mike Rio (9-3) will meet in Chicago, the promotion announced on Sunday. UFC on FOX 10 takes place on Jan. 25 at the United Center in Chicago. The main event will pit two lightweight contenders in...

Dec 5, 2013 9:19 am

Yves Jabouin vs. Eddie Wineland Set for UFC on FOX 10

Bantamweight fighters Yves Jabouin and Eddie Wineland are set to face off on the preliminary card of UFC on FOX 10, which takes place January 25 at the United Center in Chicago, Il.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   The UFC has added a bantamweight bout between Yves Jabouin and Eddie Wineland to January’s event,...

Dec 5, 2013 7:43 am

Anthony Pettis expected to be out 6 to 8 months. Wants Diaz when he returns

UFC Lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis is set to go under the knife and have surgery for his torn PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) this December. The surgery will have the Champ out for six to eight months. “The doctor said six to eight months, so I’m hoping six.” Pettis stated to UFC Tonight about his...