Archive: Josh Thomson

Nov 25, 2013 8:55 am

Nate Diaz: I Beat (Gray Maynard), I’m Gonna Hunt Down Pettis and Thomson and Take Them Out

UFC lightweight contenders Nate Diaz (16-9 MMA, 11-7 UFC) and Gray Maynard (11-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) will meet for a third time on November 30, when the pair headline ‘The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale’ in Las Vegas. Although the scorecards say that Diaz and Maynard split their first two fights, Nate fully believes that he won both of their previous contests, and says...

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 22, 2013 9:09 am

Anthony Pettis Says He’d “Have No Problem With Fighting BJ Penn”

“BJ is one of those guys that I look up to,” said UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.  “If a fight [with him] ever did happen, it would be an honor to fight him.  It’s BJ Penn – he’s one of the best lightweights of all time.  I have no problem with fighting him.” By Christopher...

Nov 15, 2013 12:31 pm

Dana White Says There Will be No Interim Title During Pettis Absence

  While another UFC champion is sidelined for a number of months due to injury, UFC President Dana White says there will be no interim champion.  The lightweight division will simply have to wait for Anthony Pettis to recovery and defend his title.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA With the recent news that Anthony Pettis...


Nov 12, 2013 8:25 am

Coach: Pettis never fully healed from title fight knee injury

  When Anthony Pettis submitted Benson Henderson in August to win the UFC lightweight championship, it came at a price. A kick Henderson delivered to Pettis’ knee caused significant damage that he never quite healed from, his trainer Duke Roufus told MMA Junkie. “Anthony had been nursing it and trying to heal up, and he...

Nov 11, 2013 9:43 am

Anthony Pettis Injured – Johnson And Benavidez To Main Event For UFC On FOX 9

  Anthony Pettis’ first title defense has been postponed. According to a report on Fox Sports Live on Sunday night, the newly crowned UFC lightweight champion has suffered a knee injury, and will have to withdraw from his UFC on Fox 9 matchup against Josh Thompson. This is in stark contrast to what Dana White had reported Saturday...

Oct 22, 2013 11:05 am

Report: Tatsuya Kawajiri Signs with UFC and Looks For Fight on January Card in Singapore

Sources close to Japanese featherweight fighter, Tatsuya Kawajiri, have said the 145-lb. fighter has signed a deal with the UFC.  These sources also said Kawajiri wants to fight on the UFC’s card in Singapore coming up in January.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Tatsuya Kawajiri will be coming to the UFC, sources close to the...

Oct 16, 2013 6:10 am

Diego Sanchez: I love the way I match-up with Anthony Pettis

Diego Sanchez (24-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) made his lightweight debut in February of 2009, this after a 6-2 run in the UFC’s welterweight division. “The Dream” scored back-to-back wins over Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida, which earned him a lightweight title shot against then-champion, B.J. Penn. Unfortunately for fans of “The Dream,” Sanchez was dominated...

Oct 6, 2013 5:49 pm

Pat Healy vs. Jamie Varner set for UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento

Today, UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout between Pat Healy (31-16 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and Jamie Varner (21-8-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s already stacked ‘UFC on FOX 9’ card. Pat “Bam Bam” Healy was most recently seen in action at last month’s UFC 165 event, where he suffered a...

Oct 4, 2013 8:03 am

Cody McKenzie returns to lightweight, faces Sam Stout at UFC on FOX 9

UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout featuring Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout (19-9-1 MA, 8-8 UFC) and Cody McKenzie (14-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to the “UFC on FOX 9” card, set for December 14 in Sacramento. The “TUF 12” veteran, Cody McKenzie, got back in the win column in April...

Oct 2, 2013 7:14 am

Roger Bowling vs. Abel Trujillo rematch booked for December’s UFC on FOX 9 event

After their first bout ended in a controversial no-contest result, lightweights Roger Bowling (11-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Abel Trujillo (10-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) have been scheduled to rematch at December’s UFC on FOX 9 event. Bowling and Trujillo first met at August’s “UFC Fight Night 27” event in Indianapolis. The bout was stopped in...

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...

Oct 1, 2013 6:47 am

Pettis: ‘I had a separated shoulder’ against Ben Henderson at UFC 164

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) was able to pull off a slick first-round submission victory over Benson Henderson at August’s UFC 164 event in Milwaukee, to claim the UFC’s lightweight title. The dominant victory showed that Pettis is every bit as dangerous on the ground, as he is on his feet. Submitting a Brazilian...

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 20, 2013 11:00 am

Dana White Confirms T.J. Grant Still In Lightweight Title Hunt

“The kid’s just got to take his time, heal up, and relax and we’ll see what happens. The belt’s going to be there no matter who has the belt. It will be there and we’ll figure the T.J. Grant thing out when T.J. Grant gets healthy.” Canada’s own, T.J. Grant earned a shot at UFC...

Sep 19, 2013 11:06 am

UFC Adds Danny Castillo vs. Edson Barboza to UFC on FOX 9 Card

UFC on FOX 9 is shaping up to be a big night for the UFC’s lightweight division as the UFC announced that Danny Castillo (pictured) will be facing Edson Barboza.  Headlining the card will be a lightweight title fight between champion, Anthony Pettis, and Josh Thomson.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Preparing for its return...

Sep 18, 2013 8:01 am

Joe Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig added to UFC on FOX 9

UFC officials announced today that a lightweight bout featuring Joe Lauzon (22-9 MMA, 9-6 UFC) and Mac Danzig (21-11-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s UFC on FOX 9 event scheduled for December 14 in Sacramento. UFC lightweight veteran, Joe Lauzon, is coming off back-to-back losses for the first time in his octagon...

Sep 18, 2013 7:26 am

Scott Jorgensen drops to flyweight, faces Ian McCall at UFC on FOX 9

Former UFC/WEC bantamweight title challenger, Scott “Young Guns” Jorgensen (14-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC), has decided to make the drop to Flyweight and will be welcomed to the division by Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall (12-4-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) this December at the UFC on FOX 9 event in Sacramento, California. UFC officials announced the match-up on...

Sep 18, 2013 6:54 am

Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz set for UFC on FOX 9

Yesterday, UFC officials announced that a key featherweight bout between Chad “Money” Mendes (15-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and Nik Lentz (24-5-2 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) has been added to the UFC on FOX 9 card set for December 14 in Sacramento, California. Chad “Money” Mendes is coming off a third-round TKO victory over Clay Guida, which occured at August’s UFC 164 event in...

Sep 17, 2013 10:56 am

Pettis: ‘I know what Thomson brings to the fight’

Last night we learned that top lightweight contender T.J. Grant was forced out of his second scheduled title shot with an injury. This revelation lead to a new title fight being booked between newly crowned champion, Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson. Through his Jiu Jitsu coach, Diego Moraes, the UFC champ released the following statement...

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,...

Sep 8, 2013 3:32 pm

Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard trilogy bout set for TUF 18 Finale

UFC officials announced today that top lightweights and former “The Ultimate Fighter 5” participants Nate Diaz (16-9 MMA, 11-7 UFC) and Gray “The Bully” Maynard  (11-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC), have verbally agreed to throw down for a third time at “The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale” this November in Las Vegas. Diaz and Maynard first met in the semi-final...