Josh Thomson's Blogs

  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 168: Heated rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate rematch in one of the most exciting fights in the women's bantamweight division.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents Breaking Ground
    Ronda Rousey The rise of the first female champion in UFC history.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Evans vs. Davis
    Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis; Chael Sonnen vs. Michael Bisping; Demian Maia vs. Chris Weidman. From Chicago.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championships
    No Weight Classes Some of the biggest size discrepancies in MMA history.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Make Some Noise Tyler's dramatic win has Team Australia celebrating; Australian welterweight Richie Walsh prepares to fight young Canadian Matthew Desroches.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents Breaking Ground
    Ronda Rousey The rise of the first female champion in UFC history.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Andy Ogle vs. Charles Oliveira; Nico Musoke vs. Viscardi Andrade; Takenori Sato vs. Erick Silva; Francis Carmont vs. Jacare Souza; Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi. From Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Josh Thomson/Sara McMann/ Gracies/Conor McGregor

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    9:00 p.m. ET NBC Sports Network: World Series of Fighting 8
    Lewis Gonzalez vs. Justin Gaethje; Anthony Johnson vs. Mike Kyle; Jessica Aguilar vs. Alida Gray. From Hollywood, Fla.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    11:00 p.m. ET NBC Sports Network: Unstoppable: Best of World Series of Fighting
    Todd Harris and Bas Rutten look back at the inaugural year of WSOF including highlights of the best fights from WSOF 1 through WSOF 7.

    12:00 a.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage

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  • Podcast: Josh Thomson, Poppies Martinez, Alex Perez By: Sherdog.com Staff

    TJ De Santis and Jeff Sherwood returned to the Sherdog Radio Network Wednesday for another edition of “Beatdown.” Broadcasting from Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, De Santis and Sherwood chat with TPF fighters Poppies Martinez, Alex Perez, and UFC lightweight Josh Thomson.

    Josh Thomson is just a week and a half removed from his decision loss to Benson Henderson at the UFC on Fox 10 card. The American Kickboxing Academy fighter joined TJ and Jeff to talk about the controversial decision, his injured hand, and whether or not he will continue fighting at this late stage in his career.

    TJ and Jeff also discuss tomorrow night’s Tachi Palace Fights 18 card which streams live and free on Sherdog.com. Joining them was main event fighter Poppies Martinez and Alex Perez to chat about their perspective bouts.

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  • Podcast: 'Beatdown After the Bell' UFC on Fox 10 By: Sherdog.com Staff

    TJ De Santis and Jeff Sherwood returned to the Sherdog Radio Network on Saturday for another edition of “Beatdown After the Bell.” For two hours, De Santis and Sherwood recapped the card that saw former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson defeat former Strikeforce lightweight king Josh Thomson.

    The guys also recapped the undercard and took listener calls, emails and tweets. De Santis and Sherwood took a look at what might be next for the winners and losers coming out of Chicago.

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  • Tommy Messano Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen





    Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by Sherdog.com contributor and ULTMMA.com founder Tommy Messano.

    Ahead of Saturday night's Benson Henderson-Josh Thomson class, Breen and Messano take stock of contendership in the UFC across all nine divisions. In the wake of Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre, the pair discuss how quickly the MMA public expects “stars” to form as well as the importance of interesting challengers, with the likes of Chael Sonnen and B.J. Penn elevating the aforementioned formed champions to new stratospheres of attention and prestige. Breen and Messano also investigat the 180-degree turn of the middleweight division, once MMA's most-maligned and now poised to be one of its most intriguing and revealing in 2014.

    Breen and Messano also discuss the potential 2014 trajectories for hot prospects such as Khabib Nurmagomedov and Brandon Thatch, the developing class of “limbo” fighters and how Urijah Faber freed himself from it for once last chance at a UFC title and how the UFC could spice up title contention with a “Royal Rumble”-type event.

    Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”

    Follow the jump for reader comments and download link.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championships
    The most shocking moments in Pride history.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Dominic Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 150: Benson Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar II

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championships
    The most shocking moments in Pride history.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Julianna Pena and Jessica Rakoczy On the Brink

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 144: Relive the action from UFC 144 Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    7:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Strangers in a Strange Land The Australians arrive in Quebec and are told that the Canadians are predicting a series sweep.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Bad Hair Day

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Bad Hair Day

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

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  • Josh Thomson Knows Lightweight Division Is No Place for Old Men By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Josh Thomson, on “Beatdown,” discussing whether he’s near the end of his career and whether he’d consider using TRT:

    “Let’s be honest. Lightweight guys, we’re a dime a dozen. That’s the first thing. The second thing is, as we get older, these younger guys are just more athletic and the smaller they are, the faster they are. The first thing for older people is the speed goes. When the speed goes, that’s kind of when we start getting lit up by these younger guys. … That’s when you start getting clipped, you start getting caught. Little things just start going wrong. The fact that I’m even still in this sport at this age and doing as well as I am, it’s pretty impressive. The fact that I’ve done it without any help, it makes me feel better about it all. I can’t say that it’s my last run, but I can say that hey, I’ve been pretty successful without having to use [TRT], so why would I want to finish my career on it?”

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Henderson vs. Melendez
    Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez battle for the light heavyweight title; Frank Mir vs. Daniel Cormier; Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson. From San Jose, Calif.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 144: Relive the action from UFC 144 Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Henderson vs. Melendez
    Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez battle for the light heavyweight title; Frank Mir vs. Daniel Cormier; Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson. From San Jose, Calif.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Dominic Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championships
    The most shocking moments in Pride history.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson at UFC 144; featherweight face-off between Dustin Poirier and Max Holloway at UFC 143; UFC 142's battle between Vitor Belfort and Anthony Johnson.

    5:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Strangers in a Strange Land The Australians arrive in Quebec and are told that the Canadians are predicting a series sweep.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 150: Benson Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar II

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage

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  • Video: UFC on FOX 10 ‘Road to the Octagon’ By: Sherdog.com Staff


    The UFC’s latest “Road to the Octagon” special takes an inside look at six men competing this Saturday at UFC on Fox 10 in Chicago: former UFC and WEC champion Benson Henderson and opponent Josh Thomson, heavyweights Gabriel Gonzaga and Stipe Miocic, and lightweights Donald Cerrone and Adriano Martins.

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide





    Sunday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Strangers in a Strange Land

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 Moments of 2013

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Sam Sicilia vs. Cole Miller; Dustin Ortiz vs. John Moraga; Derek Brunson vs. Yoel Romero; Mike Easton vs. T.J. Dillashaw; Brad Tavares vs. Lorenz Larkin; Luke Rockhold vs. Costas Philippou. From Atlanta.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Strangers in a Strange Land

    2:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    3:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Strangers in a Strange Land

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Strangers in a Strange Land

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson Lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson at UFC 144; featherweight face-off between Dustin Poirier and Max Holloway at UFC 143; UFC 142's battle between Vitor Belfort and Anthony Johnson.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Sam Sicilia vs. Cole Miller; Dustin Ortiz vs. John Moraga; Derek Brunson vs. Yoel Romero; Mike Easton vs. T.J. Dillashaw; Brad Tavares vs. Lorenz Larkin; Luke Rockhold vs. Costas Philippou. From Atlanta.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Johnson vs. Dodson
    Demetrious Johnson takes on John Dodson for the flyweight title; Quinton Jackson vs. Glovier Teixeira; Anthony Pettis vs. Donald Cerrone; Ricardo Lamas vs. Erik Koch. From Chicago.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents Benson Henderson: Rising Up
    Benson Henderson's mother, brother, girlfriend, coach and Benson, himself, reveal the motivations and desires that drive him.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 168: Costas Philippou/Josh Thomson

    2:30 p.m. Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    2:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 168: Costas Philippou/Josh Thomson

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson at UFC 144; featherweight face-off between Dustin Poirier and Max Holloway at UFC 143; UFC 142's battle between Vitor Belfort and Anthony Johnson.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents Benson Henderson: Rising Up
    Benson Henderson's mother, brother, girlfriend, coach and Benson, himself, reveal the motivations and desires that drive him.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Dominic Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Strangers in a Strange Land

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Strangers in a Strange Land

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 324 Josh Thomson previews his UFC fight; Ray Sefo discusses the Word Series of Fighting 8.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Maximum Fighting Championship 39 - No Remorse
    Anthony Hamilton meets Darrill Schoonover to defend the heavyweight title; Kurt Southern fights Tom Gallicchio for lightweight; live from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Dominic Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Strangers in a Strange Land

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Dominic Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

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