Archive: Josh Thomson

Jul 23, 2013 12:20 pm

With Pettis Booked, Thomson Eyes Fight With Grant For Contender Slot

“I’m begging and pleading for it. I’ve made it very clear that whoever they decide they want me to fight, that’s going to make it the fastest way to the title, that’s who I’ll fight. T.J. would be great. I mean obviously they offered him the title shot and things didn’t work out, he got...

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 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....

May 10, 2013 11:01 am

Exclusive | Josh Thomson Addresses Nate Diaz Directly In Latest Interview: ‘We can fight again, but you didn’t make weight the first time’ | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Nate Diaz made waves in the MMA community following his recent appearance on BJPenn.com Radio as he made several accusations towards the man who had just finished him inside the octagon, Josh Thomson. Diaz claimed Thomson made feminine noises while they fought, and that Thomson ran throughout the fight because he was, ‘a guy who’s running...

May 7, 2013 2:58 pm

Gilbert Melendez Wants Fastest Path Back To Title Fight

Following the controversial loss to UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, Gilbert Melendez is eager to get back in the cage and mix it up with the best. ‘El’ Nino’ was featured on MMAWeekly’s Knockout Radio where the Cesar Gracie Jujitsu fighter made it clear he wants top contenders on the lightweight ladder. Melendez said, “There’s a lot of...

May 3, 2013 10:14 am

Cody McKenzie Calls Out Josh Thompson After UFC 159 Win

In a surprising move, current UFC featherweight Cody McKenzie has called out top lightweight contender Josh Thompson after McKenzie’s recent win at UFC 159. Cody has had mixed success in the organization, with his most recent outing a decision win over Leonard Garcia (1-5 in UFC). Hey @therealpunk now that you finally made it back...

May 3, 2013 8:54 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX: Henderson vs Melendez Phantom Cam Highlights

UFC on FOX: Henderson vs Melendez highlights from the FOX Phantom Cam, a revolutionary high-speed camera rig, shot in mesmerizing super slow-motion. Relive the fight night highlights including Josh Thomson’s TKO of Nate Diaz to Benson Henderson’s successful title defense against Gilbert Melendez in truly mind-blowing slow-mo.

Apr 23, 2013 8:43 am

Ratings Report: UFC on FOX 7 Draws 3.3 Million Viewers

The TV ratings for the seventh edition of “UFC on FOX” were released in a bittersweet manner for the MMA’s most famous event. Roughly 3.31 million people were drawn by the card in which Benson Henderson put his lightweight belt on the line against Gilbert Melendez. That was enough to grant FOX with the number one...

Apr 22, 2013 1:36 pm

UFC on FOX 7 Medical Suspensions Report

The medical suspension list is in for UFC on FOX 7: Henderson vs. Melendez. The event took place this past Saturday at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The California Athletic Commission released suspensions earlier today. Benson Henderson, who defended his lightweight title via split decision against Gilbert Melendez, was given a mandatory 7-day term....

Apr 22, 2013 12:02 pm

What’s Next for UFC on Fox 7 Main Event Fighters

  Jordan Mein vs. Court McGee: An exciting Octagon debut to say the least nearly gave Mein his path to victory. He went back and forth with UFC veteran Matt Brown and put a hurting on him at times. Mein (27-9, 1-1 UFC) has dangerous striking and can go toe to toe with nearly anyone...

Apr 22, 2013 9:36 am

UFC on Fox 7 Fighter Salaries: Henderson, Mir, and Melendez Top The List

UFC on Fox 7 took place Saturday, April 20, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The main event featured a lightweight championship battle between current UFC champion Benson Henderson and imported Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez. The numbers below are based on fighter salary information promoters are required to submit to the Athletic Commission....

Apr 20, 2013 9:05 pm

UFC on Fox 7 post-fight press conference highlights

On a night filled with noteworthy performances, Saturday’s UFC on Fox 7 was highlighted by the main event, the UFC lightweight title bout between Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez. It was Henderson who pulled out a split decision victory in one of the closest fought bouts in recent memory to retain his championship. So to...

Apr 20, 2013 8:15 pm

UFC on Fox 7 Bonus Report: Brown, Mein, Thomson, and Romero take Home $50,000

UFC on Fox 7: Henderson vs Melendez took place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose California. After a night full of impressive performances and devastating knockouts, the performance bonuses are as follows: Fight of the Night (FOTN) Bonus: Matt Brown and Jordan Mein Knockout of the Night (KOTN) Bonus: Josh Thomson and Yoel Romero...

Apr 2, 2013 2:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Explains The Keys To Beating Nate Diaz | BJPENN.COM Radio

Former Strikeforce lightweight title challenger Josh Thomson joined BJPENN.COM Radio this past Wednesday, March 27. Currently, Thomson is in training camp at the American Kickboxing Academy for his upcoming fight against Nate Diaz on the UFC on FOX 7 card airing on April 20th. Regarding his preparation and game plan, Thomson was blunt in suggesting...

Apr 2, 2013 10:40 am

Betting Odds: Diaz Opens As -185 Favorite Over Thomson

Nate Diaz is in the right camp to prepare for his next opponent. “The Punk” Josh Thomson, a former Strikeforce lightweight contender will face Nate Diaz (16-8, 11-6 UFC) in a lightweight matchup at the upcoming UFC on FOX 7 April 20 at the HP Pavilion. And while Thomson (19-5) reviews tape on Diaz to...