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Quote: Sean O’Malley Was Smart To Reject Frankie Edgar Fight

John McCarthy and Josh Thomson have suggested that Sean O'Malley was "smart" to reject a matchup with Frankie Edgar, albeit for different reasons than "Sugar" gave. O'Malley was last in action at UFC 264 in July. After the late withdrawal of Louis Smolka, the bantamweight prospect opened the main card...

Josh Thomson Criticizes Dana White For Pushing Through With UFC Events During Pandemic

Josh Thomson isn't a fan of Dana White pushing through with UFC cards in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. UFC 249 is on target for April 18. White says the event will be held inside a venue that the UFC has under wraps for two months. While White hasn't...

Josh Thomson Thinks Cris Cyborg Would ‘Dismantle’ Amanda Nunes In Rematch

While the possibility of Amanda Nunes vs. Cris Cyborg II is out the window, Josh Thomson thinks a rematch would play out far differently. Back in Dec. 2018, Nunes stunned the MMA world. She ran through Cyborg in 51 seconds to score the knockout win. In the process, Nunes became...

Former Strikeforce Champion, UFC & Bellator Veteran Josh Thomson Retires

Josh Thomson is walking away from MMA competition. Thomson has ended his 32-fight career. He made the announcement during the latest edition of the Weighing In podcast. Thomson captured the Strikeforce lightweight title and competed at the highest levels under the UFC banner. "The Punk" even competed inside the PRIDE...

Josh Thomson Concerned About Frankie Edgar’s Move To Bantamweight

Josh Thomson isn't sold on Frankie Edgar's transition to the bantamweight division. Edgar is set to make his 135-pound debut on Jan. 25. He'll go one-on-one with Cory Sandhagen at UFC Raleigh. ESPN first reported the matchup. Some feel Edgar made this move too late in his career, and Thomson...

Josh Thomson: UFC Needs To Stop Bullsh***ing With Cain Velasquez

The UFC heavyweight division has been without the services of Cain Velasquez for two years. The former UFC heavyweight champ hasn't competed since UFC 200 in July of 2016. He defeated Travis Browne via first-round knockout in Las Vegas. Injuries have plagued Velasquez's career over the years, and have...

Josh Thomson Seeks Fourth Gilbert Melendez Fight

Josh Thomson is not ready to put an end to his pro-MMA career just yet and is also looking for his next fight to be booked. Thomson, who is 40-years-old, is currently on a one-fight losing streak. Once Strikeforce was closed by Zuffa, he went just 1-4 while in...

Josh Thomson Breaks Down Why There Will Never be a Union

Josh Thomson has given his take on a possible union in the world of MMA. Thomson, who is 39-years-old, is currently on a one-fight losing streak. Once Strikeforce was closed by Zuffa, he went just 1-4 while in the promotion. His only win in that stint came in his...
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CSAC Make a Unique Offer to Josh Thomson Following Freire Bout

Bellator's lightweight contender Josh Thomson has claimed that an unprecedented offer was made in conjunction with his appeal following the controversial loss to Freire While an accidental but illegal clash of heads appeared to lead up to Freire's knockout of the former Strikeforce lightweight champ. Thomson's appeal of that decision...

Josh Thomson Claims Dana White Vetoed Fox Sports Commentary Gig

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson opens up on how UFC President Dana White prevented him landing a commentary role with Fox Sports  Thomson, who recently took part in the Bellator pay-per-view in Madison Square Graden as part of the broadcast team, told BJPENN Radio how White essentially vetoed his chance...

Bellator 172 Medical Suspensions: Josh Thomson & Five Others Shelved 180 Days

Josh Thomson may be out quite a while. The Bellator 172 medical suspensions were released to MMAFighting.com. Five fighters on the card, including Thomson, were handed 180-day suspensions pending doctor's clearance. Bellator 172 took place inside the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The event was supposed to be headlined by...

Bellator 172 Salaries: Patricky Freire Tops List With $80,000

Patricky Freire is $80,000 richer after starching Josh Thomson. Freire and Thomson were originally set to compete in the co-main event of Bellator 172. Instead they took center stage as the event's headliner when Matt Mitrione was pulled from his heavyweight bout with Fedor Emelianenko due to kidney stones. "Pitbull" was...

Bellator 172 Results – Patricky “Pitbull” Freire KOs Josh Thomson In San Jose

On Saturday evening, once the dust finally settled regarding the shocking cancellation of Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione just hours before showtime, Bellator 172 went on with a new main event. Headlined by longtime lightweight contender Josh Thomson vs. Patricky "Pitbull" Freire, Bellator 172 took place live from the SAP...

Josh Thomson to Michael Chandler: ‘You’re The Champion, Stop Calling People Out’

Josh Thomson is fighting Patricky Freire this Saturday night (Feb. 18), but can't escape questions regarding Michael Chandler. That's because Chandler, the reigning Bellator lightweight champion, is itching for a fight. Chandler claimed Thomson is "afraid" to fight him and should consider working a regular job. Thomson believes Chandler's actions represent...

Patricky Pitbull on Josh Thomson Bout: ‘It’s Going to be One Hell of a Fight’

Next Saturday night (Feb. 18) Bellator will hold its third event of 2017. The main event of Bellator 172 will feature the return of Fedor Emelianenko on U.S. soil. He'll be matched up with former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Matt Mitrione inside the SAP Center in San Jose, California. Lightweights...