Why Pettis vs Thompson

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  1. jeff4353

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    Why the heck is UFC doing Pettis vs Thompson. Isn't it a no brainer for them to do Aldo vs Pettis? Any thoughts?
     
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    If they were gonna do a Champ Vs Champ fight I doubt they would do it on Fox.
     
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    Aldo's broken foot is unavailable for comment.
     
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    Aldo is injured, Thomson is a California boy.
     
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    Besides, this is a solid fight. Thomson has looked really good recently, wrecked Diaz and fought a great fight against Melendez.
     
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    Sadly, Aldo is out until 2014... I hope that fight happens... Just pure fireworks
     
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    Ok, thanks for the info. I didn't know his foot injury was that bad. But, it seems like Pettis would be willing to wait for an Aldo fight. Pettis called out Aldo right after he got the belt in the post fight press conference.
     
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    This would be an amazing fight to do on Fox. Two of the most exciting fighters on free tv would create many new fans
     
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    Wtf happened to TJ Grant?
     
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    Thompson mixes things up pretty well. Been a long time fan of his. If this is true, I think he'll prove to be a much tougher match up than some may think.
     
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    He pulled out of the fight citing health issues
     
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    why not benavidez vs johnson 2for this card and wait for grant? makes so much more sense
     
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    Man TJ is a poor guy. He will end up having to fight again. Thomson-Pettis is a great fight though.
     
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    Damn, I feel bad for Grant. Can't believe how long he's having to be out over his concussion.
     
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    ReadWrite Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Fight is based on ranking & recent performance.

    Pettis...
    1 Benson Henderson
    2 Gilbert Melendez
    3 TJ Grant
    4 Gray Maynard
    5 Josh Thomson

    Everyone unsure re. this fight should watch JT's win over Mel. Been a fan since then. Good to see him get a title fight
     
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    Even though I'm not a fan of Thomson, I have to say putting him in is the most logical solution.
     
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    Give Gilbert the fight.
     
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    Idk about you, but personally I'm tired of having Mighty Mouse on every fox card. The UFC probably is too.
     
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