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Old 07-26-2014, 12:50 AM   #1
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Josh Thomson and retirement crazy talk

One of the most bizarre things i've ever heard come out of a fighter's mouth was when Josh Thomson was talking about retiring before the Benson fight. and then seemed to mentally break after the fight and all but quit.

He hurt himself in a fight that most people thought he won. He was already no.1 contender. He's top 3 in a division that's absolutely stacked. He worked his entire life to get to the top of the mountain. He's a few steps away, and now he's talking about just giving up?

What do you think about this? He clearly has the tools to be champ. But what goes on mentally with a guy that is so close and yet doens't seem to want it anymore? He's still talking like this too. He said he's not looking at retiring, probably has at least 1 more good fight after Green. ... ... ... ... ...

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If he wins should he face cerrone for #1 contender spot?

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Old 07-26-2014, 12:59 AM   #2
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He has talked like that for years I remember it from Strikeforce

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Old 07-26-2014, 01:03 AM   #3
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Thomson is a pretty weird guy, says a lot of dumb stuff. I think he was upset with constantly being injured when he talked of retirement.

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Old 07-26-2014, 01:04 AM   #4
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He cried when he lost to Bendo and he's mad jelly at Gil facing Pettis.

Him and Rockhold have been making themselves look bad, lately.

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Old 07-26-2014, 01:05 AM   #5
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35 is pretty old, if he has another way to provide income besides fighting then retirement is close, if this is all he knows then it was just an emotional response.

Shit, I'm 34 and white and could not imagine the grind of a professional fighter.

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Old 07-26-2014, 01:07 AM   #6
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35 is pretty old, if he has another way to provide income besides fighting then retirement is close, if this is all he knows then it was just an emotional response.

Shit, I'm 34 and white and could not imagine the grind of a professional fighter.
Did I miss something? What does being white have to do with anything lol?

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Did I miss something? What does being white have to do with anything lol?
we tend to be successful at age 34 and beyond

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Old 07-26-2014, 01:37 AM   #8
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After Nate he had a long taxing training camp for a championship fight. Then Pettis pulled out and he got shafted by Bendo.

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we tend to be successful at age 34 and beyond
So what are blacks doing at 34? Or is this a 'white only' stat you made up just now for convenience?

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Thomsons window is closing on a title.... I dont think itll happen 155 too deep
(him ko'ing diaz was beautiful though)

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