Report: Lightweight Josh Thomson Believes Heavier Fighters Not as Good, “They Start Being One-Dimensional”
By FCF Staff
As Josh Thomson gets ready to face Bobby Green at UFC on FOX 12 this Saturday, the lightweight is likely raising eyebrows throughout MMA, with comments he’s made about heavier weight classes.
The veteran fighter, who trains with UFC stars like light-heavyweight Daniel Cormier and heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez, recently spoke with FOX Sports.com. While discussing the issuing of finishing fights, and avoiding the judge’s decision, Thomson reportedly argued:
“You start getting in the 185’s, 205, heavyweight, they start being one-dimensional, two-dimensional fighters,” said Thomson. “They’re not mixed martial artists. They’re not as good as the 55-pounders and below. They’re just not. To me that’s just a fact.”
“So you want to tell me ‘don’t leave it in the judges’ hands’ but where am I supposed to take this fight where this guy isn’t good? He’s good at stopping submissions, he’s good at wrestling, he’s good as standup and he’s generally in great shape. Tell me how when we start talking 55 and below, these guy are phenomenal athletes and they’re almost impossible to finish…”
Thomson (20-6) is coming off a split decision loss to Benson Henderson in January, after stopping Nate Diaz last April.
UFC on FOX 12 will be hosted by the SAP Arena in San Jose, California.