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Old 07-11-2013, 11:09 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Pettis has some of the best kickboxing in MMA, I always stated this before he fought in the UFC. A guy his age showing that striking discipline is very rare. Forget his Bendo kick, that was just a desperation move that landed.

I am still hurting over the Aldo/Pettis matchup that didnt come to fruition.
Thompson can take Pettis down but it wont be like the recent KJ Noons fight where Thompson dominated grappling. Pettis has a very active guard which will let him stand, scoring many points standing against Thompson.

Thompson is a title contender but Pettis is champion material.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:29 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Meh. He's right. I had to look up Josh Thompson 'cause the only thompson I could think of was James Thompson.
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Meh. He's right. I had to look up Josh Thompson 'cause the only thompson I could think of was James Thompson.
That's pretty sad. But in the MMA World Josh is an accomplished veteran, former SF Champion, many thought he should have been the last SF LW Champion. Fought in big fights all over for years. You not knowing who he is just proves you are a UFC fan and not a MMA fan. MMA fans know who he is and have for years.
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Whos Josh Thomson?
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I'm a MMA fan, but i only follow the UFC promotion iwth real commitment.
Does that make me less of a fan?
I have a life and unfortunately ive got work to make a decent living...

But yeah, at least i know who josh thomson is.
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I'm a MMA fan, but i only follow the UFC promotion iwth real commitment.
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I have a life and unfortunately ive got work to make a decent living...

But yeah, at least i know who josh thomson is.
Everybody works. It's not like Thompson was fighting in small organizations in meaningless fights. He was in the UFC back when Pettis was in High School and has been in multiple title fights and was a ranked fighter long before Pettis.
If you are an MMA fan and have been for any amount of years, you would have to go out of your way to not know Josh Thompson. His trilogy with Gilbert Melendez are some of the more well known fights that didn't take place in the UFC. The latest fight wasn't long ago and I would say more then half of the people that watched it felt he won that fight. There aren't a ton of fighters that even get consideration for world rankings outside the UFC but Josh Thompson was one of those guys. He has had some bad luck with injuries but his name has been out there for years.
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That's pretty sad. But in the MMA World Josh is an accomplished veteran, former SF Champion, many thought he should have been the last SF LW Champion. Fought in big fights all over for years. You not knowing who he is just proves you are a UFC fan and not a MMA fan. MMA fans know who he is and have for years.
Not sure why it's sad. Obviously once I looked the kid up I remembered who he is, but i'm not sure why that has any relevance on me being a UFC vs mmA fan. As you say he fought fought in the Ufc many times.

IMO my reaction as an Mma fan is exactly what Pettis is talking about. Most fans will not know who you are talking about until you remind them.

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Everybody works. It's not like Thompson was fighting in small organizations in meaningless fights. He was in the UFC back when Pettis was in High School and has been in multiple title fights and was a ranked fighter long before Pettis.
If you are an MMA fan and have been for any amount of years, you would have to go out of your way to not know Josh Thompson. His trilogy with Gilbert Melendez are some of the more well known fights that didn't take place in the UFC. The latest fight wasn't long ago and I would say more then half of the people that watched it felt he won that fight. There aren't a ton of fighters that even get consideration for world rankings outside the UFC but Josh Thompson was one of those guys. He has had some bad luck with injuries but his name has been out there for years.
Or just not have watched very much Strikeforce.

Once again OU I think you are confusing MMA fans with super-ridiculous-memorize-every-fighter-and-every-fight MMA fan. Not saying you have to be one to know who josh Thomson is, but there are plenty of MMa fans who didn't watch Strikeforce religiously.
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IMO my reaction as an Mma fan is exactly what Pettis is talking about. Most fans will not know who you are talking about until you remind them.
nah, I think you just need to speak for yourself.

btw, how could you know who Thompson is, a guy who has accomplished nothing, but not Thomson?
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