Thomson is possibly the most undeserving challenger ever

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  1. EndlessCritic

    EndlessCritic Gold Belt

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    Let's actually look at this guy's recent career.

    In 2008, he pulls off a shocking upset over Gilbert Melendez, controlling the fight with front kicks.

    In his next fight he beats an overmatched Bowman.

    At the end of 2009, he rematches Melendez, and the fight is a complete 180, with Melendez dominating the majority of the fight.

    Coming off the loss to melendez, thomson fights an underrated healy, and wins with a third round submission in an awesome comeback

    Off that win, thomson fought cavalcante. This fight was a robbery, period. Cavalcante won rounds 1 and 3. http://mmadecisions.com/decision/1953/Josh-Thomson-vs-JZ-Cavalcante

    Off the Cavalcante robbery win, Thomson fought Kawajiri in Japan. Thomson was thoroughly dominated for 15 minutes. This should be two losses in a row.

    Off the thrashing by Kawajiri, Thomson fought Noons, and lnp'ed him for 15 minutes. This fight sucked. Badly. But, due to Strikeforce matchmaking, a robbery win, a dominating loss, and a lnp win = title shot.

    For whatever reason, Strikeforce decides to make melendez/thomson 3. Everyone thinks thomson is going to get crushed, but he manages to make round 3 competitive, and wins rounds 4 and 5, resulting in a split decision loss.

    Then he comes to the UFC, and fairly KO's diaz. It was his biggest win since beating melendez for sure.

    But, there is no way all of this amounts to a title shot. Healy/Nurm winner deserves it a lot more at this point. Hell, so does dos anjos.
     
  2. 100 Not Out

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    He only destroyed Nate Diaz, recent title challenger, faster than Bendo. I think it will be a good fight but Pettis should take it.
     
  3. Hans Gercmiov

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    arrelione Member of the YES!!! Revolution

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    I disagree. We have had fighters getting title shots coming off losses, hell Edgar had lost two in a row ahead of his fight with Aldo.

    At least Thomson had a spectacular KO win over a top guy going in to this title fight.
     
  5. Clear Winner

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    Who else other than a good russian that nobody has heard of and isn't marketable?
     
  6. Drake

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    This thread shows TS's MMA knowledge.
     
  7. BionicCommando

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    1) Khabib Nurmagomedov's people at AKA admit he's a few wins away from being a title contender and that they're in no rush to push him up the cards in the face of public demand.


    2) If we're playing the robbery game, Dos Anjos got a good one in vs Dunham.


    Dos Anjos and Thomson is essentially a coin flip for title shot readiness.
     
  8. Harbinger

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    Yeah, weird ass matchmaking, but I'm at a lost for anyone else to challenge at the moment.
     
  9. JD Harmeyer

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    I like how Thomson isn't worthy because he "lost" a fight by getting the UD win and controlled Noons on the ground for 3 rounds... and also TS, when he fought Gil back in 2008 that wasn't a "shocking" win by any means. Both Gil and Josh are still pretty evenly matched and anytime they fight it's a coin toss on who will win.
     
  10. Gendry

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    How is it weird ass matchmaking, if you cannot think of anyone better?
     
  11. Sentomaru

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    There is no one else since Grant os somehow still injured and no he isn't, Chael, Vitor recently against JJ didn't deserve it more than Josh.
     
  12. Insightfulfan**

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    This was worse than Lesnar vs.Couture and Courture vs Slyvia.
     
  13. cyrusthevyrus

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    i would love melendez to fight pettis
     
  14. metal7555

    metal7555 Fan of MMA since '98

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    Former strikeforce champ, top 10 ranked for a while in most people's books, veteran of UFC/pride/strikeforce -- KO of the night in his last fight against a top 10 opponent...

    Don't see a reason to bitch given some of the other shit the UFC has pulled with title shots.
     
  15. SherdogGoat

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    How long till Aldo recover's? Give him the shot.
     
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    Sonnen's title shot at LHW will never be matched for ridiculousness.
     
  18. illbewhatiam

    illbewhatiam Yellow Belt

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    You never heard of someone getting a title shot after they lost their last fight? I can name you numerous examples and Thompson isn't one of them. He just finished an extremely tough former title challenger. Your either trolling or you don't know what your talking about
     
  19. The5thgod

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    Exactly
     
  20. orangecuse

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    I was going to say yeah so what he's not fighting for the title. Nevermind. Solid injury relacment IMO.
     

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