Beerbohm: I hope to catch Thomson in an elevator


Lyle Beerbohm has quickly become recognized as one of the worlds top lightweights. With a combined amateur and pro record of 24-0, Lyle feels he has earned his spot as #1 contender in the Strikeforce lightweight division.

David Herbert: There have been a few additions to the LW division recently,  and most recently, Jorge Masvidal. What are your thoughts on these new additions to the division, if any?

Lyle Beerbohm: I think they are both great fighters. If I am going to fight someone that is not Melendez it should be one of them. I only want to fight guys in the top 3 in the division.

DH: Josh Thomson has stated before that he feels you are dodging him and other fights. What is your answer to this?

LB: I don't like to get involved in the talk so much but for him to be calling me names is unnecessary. I really don’t like that guy. When I see him we are fighting; plain & simple. I hope to catch him in an elevator or something.  He has really made me mad and that doesn’t happen to me. I turned down fights because I was injured and they offered them to me right after my last fight. I will fight them; just give me some time in between fights ya know.

DH: Is Thomson the fight you want next?

LB: I don’t even want to fight him in the cage. I want to fight him in the street where there are no rules. He can come to Spokane and we can do it or I will go to him. It's come to that point.

DH: How many fights are left on your Strikeforce contract?

LB: Man I signed the worst contract ever. I signed it back when I was fighting for Elite XC. I was fresh out of prison and had 2 wins on my pro record, so it seemed like a good idea at the time. My contract got picked up by Strikeforce when Elite XC collapsed, so I am with them for a while.

DH: How about the future?

LB: As far as the future is concerned, the UFC is my goal. That's where I want to be.

DH: You have a documentary coming out soon right?

LB: Yeah, it’s called No Submission. It’s basically a film about my tribes and tribulations; dealing with being a meth addict and being in prison. Anyone who wants to learn more about it can check out the official website, or the No Submission facebook page/

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MountainMedic site profile image  

10/22/10 6:41 AM by MountainMedic

 i thought never drop the soap was a pretty standard rule in prison

Titanium Rhino site profile image  

10/22/10 6:09 AM by Titanium Rhino

With prison rules Lyle beats Thomson hands down...Wait there are no rules in prison.

SikRick site profile image  

10/22/10 5:56 AM by SikRick

 WRESTLECOW,  Josh calls him fagbohm etc  so is that defamation of character.   Yes?   So what,  the two should handle it in person.  They both fight all the time in the gym,  so this is the same just outside the gym with Beerbohm prison rules.  and anyone thinking Josh would win is crazy

Titanium Rhino site profile image  

10/7/10 5:52 PM by Titanium Rhino

JZ will be the next champ.

Mr Pulla site profile image  

10/7/10 5:44 PM by Mr Pulla


Titanium Rhino site profile image  

10/7/10 5:42 PM by Titanium Rhino

Like I said STFU and find a pro wrestling forum somewhere and annoy them. You are talking about pesky little flies. Look in the mirror

WRESTLENOW site profile image  

10/7/10 4:59 PM by WRESTLENOW

pretty sure thomson is focused on JZ right now on his way to reclaiming the title from Gilbert, Beerbohm is like a pesky little fly that keeps trying to bring some attention to himself the only way he knows how; by being a violent thug.

Mr Pulla site profile image  

10/7/10 4:27 PM by Mr Pulla

TTT for Thomson

WICKED CLINCH site profile image  

10/7/10 3:46 PM by WICKED CLINCH


DomenicVelluso site profile image  

10/6/10 1:01 PM by DomenicVelluso

 lyle you have nothing for josh thompson. your lucky you turned down the fight, wouldve been your first loss.