It’s a cliché nearly as old as the sport itself, “don’t leave the fight in the hands of the judges.”
Yet, it happens time and time again. So who is to blame when the judges’ decision doesn’t go the way you want it to? You.
At least that was the case for Josh Thomson at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier on Saturday night in San Jose, Calif. He’s been down the road to a decision before. And in his rubber match with Gilbert Melendez, he thought he did enough to earn the nod, but fell just shy, losing a split decision to the Strikeforce lightweight champion.
Check out what Josh Thomson had to say at Saturday night’s post-fight press conference…