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Wednesday, 05/23/2012, 05:08 pm

Exclusive | Josh Thomson On Gil: If You Want to be Considered the Best – Quit Ducking People | Strikeforce News

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25 Responses to “Exclusive | Josh Thomson On Gil: If You Want to be Considered the Best – Quit Ducking People | Strikeforce News”

  1. Adam says:

    losing is spelled with one o.

  2. Henry says:

    Lol I’m a big Anderson Silva fan but he always talks about guys like Chael and Hendo not deserving rematches cause they lost already so this guys wrong about that.

    • JJ-B says:

      Except Silva finished those fighters.

      Every Gil v. Thomson fight has been a decision, Josh has one win over Gil.

      They were 1-1 going into that fight, and this one is fairly controversial.

      Therefore it makes a lot of sense to have a rematch.

      And Gil seems like he IS ducking him, because he has had quite a bit of trouble with Thomson before.

      Unlike Anderson who submitted Hendo and Chael.

  3. Fuck You says:

    I don’t think silva or GSP or any champ for that matter has fought the same person 4xs. Gilbert won 2 of 3! I don’t think there should be a 4th fight either! You lost work your way back up! I don’t believe in immediate rematches, even if it’s close! If you want that title then finish the champ and you won’t need to complain or bitch that it was close and you deserve an immediate rematch! Just my opinion

  4. Donnybrook says:

    The man’s all class… glad he’s speaking his mind now and the truth instead of how good Gil is. If anyone deserves a rematch it’s Josh and if Gil refuses then there’s no doubt in my mind he’s ducking him… if that’s the case Gil’s going to lose a shit load of fan’s including myself.

  5. A.James says:

    Gil is definitely ducking him. He got owned that fight whether he won more round or not of you base the fight on damage. He should have some pride and try to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that he’s the superior fighter or this will continue to haunt him.

  6. Justen says:

    Josh clearly won 3,4,n 5. He won that fight n would probably win again, but still get screwed by the judges.

    • johnson says:

      4 and 5, yeah….but gil clearly won 1-3.
      the only controversy here is the so-called fans not understanding mma rules and the point system.

  7. yeah right says:

    Gil won hands down just like the 1st and 2nd fight, After his contract his over he’s going to come to lightweight and clean out the whole division..Who the hell is thomson anyways? Gil was hardly even trying against him in all 3 fights. Gil is the best the greatest their ever will be in lightweight so hate on guys!!

  8. Pffft says:

    Dude you can’t say that you have Edgar alverez And bj they are all at the same level as Gil. Gil is an amazing fighter but I think if you put him against any of those guys I’ve said he would lose he just isn’t the same fast paced wrecking machine he used to be he is like Forrest griffen he fights like he either thinks he is the best and doesn’t have to try or he has lost his passion for beating up fools either way he isn’t the bet anymore otherwise he wouldn’t even think twice about saying no to any fight cause for damn sure Gil 2 years ago wouldn’t have IMO

  9. Hjortur Halldorsson says:

    I really like Thomson he should have won the fight IMO. I sure the judges would have given the decision to Thomson if this hadn’t been a title fight. Judges seem to be reluctant to give decision to the opponent of the title holder if the fight is really close (BJ vs Frankie I being the only exception I can think at the moment).

    Bendo would destroy Gil, I just can’t see Gil winning that fight. I hope to see Thomson and Gil in the UFC very soon because I won’t them to be still on top of their game when they fight there. I actually think that Gil’s next fight will be in the UFC.

  10. Xaninho says:

    Melendez wants none of that. He knows Thomson is his only real threat in Strikeforce. He’s not that great really. He has a ton of heart, but he lacks the skills to be the absolute best.

    If Melendeze would switch to UFC he would get stomped on by most of the top ten guys there.

  11. maurice says:

    im a huge melendez fan, but i lost a little respect for his claim as top lw and as a fighter. he lost that fight and decides he doesnt wanna fight thomson again. at the end of the fight, i thought gil got this ass kicked, and he sure looked like it as well. and josh is head one when he says he felt his cardio was better. a 4th fight has to happen. if it doesnt then strikeforce is pretty much giving thomson a big FUCK YOU!

  12. A.James says:

    Don’t be scared homie!

  13. Jared Brown says:

    They fought three times. It’s unreasonable to expect him to fight a fourth time. Not ducking, just moving on.

    • Donnybrook says:

      After a controversial fight like that when Josh was clearly robbed there needs to be a 4th fight… you call it moving on but I call it ducking. Had that fight happened under the UFC banner there would be a rematch guaranteed, seeing Gil is Strikeforce’s poster boy and biggest star they’ll protect him and try to claim they still have the world’s top LW… but we all know the truth unless of course you’re a Gil nut hugger.

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