How Do People see Josh the Punk Doing in Bellator

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  1. FeelingFroggy

    FeelingFroggy Orange Belt

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    So now that Josh Thomson is headed to Bellator, I think he has a decent shot of getting the belt. Brooks has been impressive, but skillwise I think they're pretty similar and I could see a title fight going to a close decision with Josh winning.

    Also, seeing the UFC losing some of its mid tier fighters to Bellator is interesting because it hurts their stronghold (at least, post-strikeforce) but it does dilute the force of the monopoly allegations.
     
  2. Jawth

    Jawth Silver Belt

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    I don't think he'll win the belt, and I think it's much more likely that he will continue to deteriorate than it is he'll undergo a career resurgence like Lawler. He will likely fight for the title though.
     
  3. MayankSharma13

    MayankSharma13 Orange Belt

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    I think he has a chance at winning the belt I really do. If not he will atleast make some buzz and get some good fights. Good move from bellator they need more well known guys like josh. Hopefully they could rake in few more from the reebok deal and try to challenge the ufc in years down the road.
     
  4. ConradMcgilcuty

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    He would beat everyone except Chandler and Brooks.
     
  5. LogicalError

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    I like the guy, but he is getting pretty old. Wasn't he discussing retirement a couple fights back?
     
  6. JKS

    JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    He certainly will do much better, its a more shallow pool of fighters. I can see him beating any of the LWs
     
  7. mmascene

    mmascene Cinturón de plata.

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    Josh vs patricky should be a great bout.
     
  8. BROKENSPROKET

    BROKENSPROKET just lurkin

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    Mods = Move this to Worldwide, please.
     
  9. trblesome1

    trblesome1 Silver Belt

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    The guy who fought Benson to a close decision and beat Nate would fight for the belt, I just don't know if he is that guy anymore
     
  10. MotorcycleMir

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    I think he can win the belt if he stays healthy; people forget that he beat Ben Henderson a year ago. Brooks might be a fairly competitive fight but Chandler hasn't impressed me at all
     
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    I think he's on a similar level to Bellator's top lightweights. If any can beat him soundly they'll gain a lot of credibility.
     
  12. KeeSmyth

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    i think Thompson vs Jansen makes most sense for first fight, there going build Josh and Chandler back up before matching them up
     
  13. fullbodydenim

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    I tweeted him to quit complaining about his matchups in the UFC and go out and get a win after losing 2 in a row and he blocked me.

    Then he went out and preceded to lose to Tony Furgeson.
     
  14. TrevorRoss

    TrevorRoss Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Thompson will get a tune up fight before getting fed to Brooks.
     
  15. clumseygenius

    clumseygenius Red Belt

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    He'll do good. More than good. Wouldn't be surprised if he managed to get the title, holding on to it will be a different story though.

    Keep calm son. No rush.
     
  16. Richard Fannin

    Richard Fannin Hammer House Time

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    I thought he beat Bendo.

    Would love to watch him fight Michael Chandler :)
     
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    could be champ in time
     
  18. KeeSmyth

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    Bendo plans on test free agent market after next fight, maybe bellator makes rematch
     
  19. TheBrownRanger

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    He's not winning the belt, like so many people here believe. Tiger Sarnavskiy would be a good match for him though I see them pitting him against the Dennis Olsens and Roger Carrols of the Bellator LW division for his first fight just to "build him up" for the rest of the division, sadly.
     
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