Strikeforce LW Champ Josh The Punk Thompson Wants Frank Shamrock
MMAFighting.com: Okay. Well, now you’re the champ. Any idea on who’d you like to fight next?
Josh Thomson: We were leaning towards Jorge Masvidal, but then he went and got his ass kicked in Japan by Rodrigo Damn. I guess after all the trash talking he did he couldn’t really hold up his end of the bargain.
Right now, I’m really looking forward to maybe getting in the works with some sort of fight with Frank Shamrock. (I’m) probably going to try and come up a little bit in weight.
He’s done a lot of bad talking I guess about me. I just have a strong feeling that I could beat him. I think that we were able to show a little bit— Cung Le trained with me and Javier Mendez for that fight— and I think with a game plan executed perfectly I think we can beat him. I think that’s another thing that Frank’s a little concerned about. I don’t think he’s interested in fighting me. But I think now that he’s lost and shown ways to beat him, I think I can execute a game plan that would obviously beat him.
I’ve trained with him before in the past and he’s done some things through the internet, criticizing me and stuff. So I guess it all comes down to whether he feels like he’s ready to fight. If he wants to fight and he entertains the fact that he’d like to fight me, then that’s somebody I’m really interested in fighting.
Josh wants to move up in weight to fight Frank, this would be an absolutly awsome fight. And Thompson wants to put it together.
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