Lightweight bouts between Bobby Green and Abel Trujillo, as well asMichael Johnson and Josh Thomson are no more. more
UFC lightweight Michael Johnson (15-8 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has pulled out of his fight with Josh Thomson (20-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at UFC on Fox 12 with an injury. MMAJunkie.com reported the news on Friday. Update: UFC.com has reported that Bobby Green will be stepping up on short-notice to face Thomson. Green was originally slated to face Abel Trujillo, in a fight that was moved from UFC 176 to UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor, Maine.
The card, which is headlined by a welterweight showdown between top contender more
Lightweight contender Michael Johnson has been forced out of his UFC on FOX 12 bout against Josh Thomson due to injury, with Bobby "King" Green stepping in to face "The Punk" on July 26. more
Green is forced to abandon Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 47 in Maine; however, the promotion is expected to find a new opponent for "Killa" in the next few days.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight number one contender, Josh Thomson, is still competing this month, thanks to a last-minute save from Bobby Green for the upcoming UFC on FOX 12 event, scheduled for the SAP Center in San Jose, California, on July 26, 2014.
FOX Sports brought word of the 155-pound pairing earlier more
With Michael Johnson forced out of UFC on FOX 12, Bobby Green has agreed to step in on short notice and face Josh Thomson.Filed under: News, UFC more
This is likely going to ruffle a few feathers. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight contender Josh Thomson has never been shy to speak his mind ... even if it does draw the ire of his boss at times.
Staying true to character, Thomson recently told FOX Sports that the bigger guys who compete at Middleweights, Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight are not true mixed martial artists (MMA) and are not as good as the guys who fight in lower weight classes.
No, really: "This is what I say -- w more
UFC lightweight Josh Thomson better keep his head on a swivel the next time he strolls into the American Kickboxing Academy. A training partner to UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier, Josh Thomson aparently doesn't think much of athletes competing in MMA's weightier weight classes.
"You hit 185, 205, and heavyweight, those guys are always just good at like one thing, two things, but they're not great all the way around," Thomson tells FOX Sports more
No love for the middleweights?
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight Josh Thomson isn't showing much love for his fellow mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters, particularly those who compete in the heavier weight classes.
"The Punk," who believes the welterweight limit is the cut off, says it's "fact" that bigger guys are mostly one-dimensional fighters who can always be finished.
From his conversation with FOX Sports: "You hit 185, 205, and heavyweight, those guys are always just good at more
Josh Thomson knows how to get the media and fans talking as much about his actions outside the cage as about his actual fights. Never one to shy away from his sharing his opinion, "The Punk" is back at it again.
Speaking to Damon Martin of Fox Sports, Thomson basically said that anyone who fights above 155 pounds isn't as good as everyone who fights in the lighter weight classes: You hit 185, 205 and heavyweight, those guys are always just good at like one thing, two things, but they're not grea more