Originally Posted by j-grif
Here is the link in the post fight interview after Thompson vs. Melendez fight, Josh says he and Gilbert would mop the floor with anyone from any organization in the 155lbs weight class (with exception to BJ). Those are big words from such a little guy. I do think he is a worthy apponite for most but to say to say he would mop the floor with anyone. I mean come on Griffin, Florian, Gomi, JZ, Aoki, Kawajiri's of the world are no slouches or push overs. No matter who they are fighting you can bet they will all bring it. I think any of those names would beat Thompson and Melendez. What is everyone else's opinion on these fighting words?
I just wanted to say thank you for posting in this section. It absolutely belongs here unless people thing Thompson was talking about the amazing 155 talent in Sport Fight or Cage Rage. LOL.
Melendez dissappointed me last night. I am sure he is upset about that but seriously, Melendez looked like he didn't know you can kick in MMA. A fighter can only do what they can do in a fight but Melendez has faced tougher competition and rose to the challenge. Last night his enterance reminded m of GSP's enterance before the Serra fluke. Melendez looked soft, slow, and lethargic. I wouldn't dog him so hard if he looked like he showed up to fight but he simply didn't. BTW, I Melendez is one of my favs so no Melendez history lessons needed.
Now to the point of the thread. No Josh Thompson, you or Gilbert are not the best 155rs in the world besides BJ. You are the YawnForce Champion. Come on over to the UFC or Dream and meet some serious competition. Aoki, Florian, Calvancante, Griffin, Clementi, Wiman, Tavares, Maynard, Edgar, Sherk, Huerta and a lot more would like to fight you.
Melendez did not show up last night so I want to see his next fight before I say the above fighters could beat him butI would pick MOST of the above mentioned and a lot more over Thompson.