Thomson not only has retribution on his mind concerning Melendez, but he also feels like he was robbed during his first UFC run. He feels like things could’ve gone much differently had he been granted a title shot back in 2004.
“I feel like Dana, Lorenzo and those guys took something from me back in 2004,” said Thomson. “I’m here to get it back with my presence back in the UFC and that’s my title shot that I deserved with the Yves Edwards fight. I feel like if it was for the title back then I wouldn’t have fought the way I fought. I wouldn’t have fought arrogant and cocky, I would’ve fought a safer, more conservative fight. I would’ve dominated him the way that I was for the first 4:45 of that fight. When I’m coming back to the UFC I want to make sure I get what’s owed to me and that’s a title shot.”
There are many paths to freedom....not all are peaceful.