Josh Thomson says WEC failed, fighters not good enough


Recent news of a merger between the UFC and WEC, which will combine the lightweight division of both promotions, has had no effect on Josh 'The Punk' Thomson's interest in jumping organizations.

Thomson says the only names he'd like to fight in the UFC are Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn and that "They made it sound so great that a company went under. The simple fact of the matter was that the WEC failed and they put it with the UFC to carry it.

"To compare WEC lightweights to Strikeforce and the UFC is not fair because if they were that good, they would have been fighting for the UFC. I think the world of Varner, but I beat Hermes and Hermes beat Varner. Varner was the WEC champ for awhile. So, where does that leave us?"

Although he's hoping for Kawajiri, Thomson says he's open to any fighter Strikeforce puts in front of him. But should he run into problems against an opponent he expects to dominate, as was the case when he fought Pat Healy in a close fight in June, Thomson admits he likely would put a lot of thought into life outside the cage.

"If I fought Kawajiri and lost, it wouldn't distract me," Thomson said. "But if I lost to somebody that I wasn't supposed to lose to, then I would start to wonder. To be honest, I had that feeling with the Pat Healy fight.

"Basically, that would have been one of those fights where if I had lost, I would have thought, 'Is this really for me anymore?'"

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NHB USA site profile image  

11/17/10 3:31 AM by NHB USA

Well this is completely true.  Dana Whtie is a busy, busy man!  I'm sure Coker has alot more free time to spend w/ his family/kids.  

DamnSevern site profile image  

11/12/10 9:04 PM by DamnSevern

 lol at josh on HDNET right now he said, if I wanted to call Scott Coker and have dinner with him, we can make it happen..but with Dana I think that time has passed, you need to make an appt.

Quick5pnt0 site profile image  

11/10/10 4:13 PM by Quick5pnt0

Two things: First, Josh is right. If the WEC was doing stellar financially then Zuffa would have kept it around. Two, Josh sounds jealous.

Tankhead site profile image  

11/10/10 2:51 PM by Tankhead

C'mon, JT. I understand feeding the company line, but seriously...

BUFFGEO site profile image  

11/10/10 2:31 PM by BUFFGEO

Just another example of a long line of examples that proves just because your a fighter doesnt mean you know jack shit about what your talking about!

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11/10/10 1:38 PM by JerseyJoeJitsu

 You really need to calm down, have a coke and a moon pie, and shut the fuck up. 

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11/10/10 12:41 PM by thforklift

Smoogy you won me over. Sorry to overreact.   

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11/10/10 10:48 AM by JimmersonzGlove

 On this page: The best and worst of FRB.

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11/10/10 10:14 AM by frontrowbrian

 MMA media is much like other media. We have a media that would rather talk about what ''King Kong's Twin Brother'' Michelle Obama is wearing rather than covering what the private Federal Reserve bank is doing by stealing money from private US citizens and laundering through various international banking cartels such as the IMF or World Bank.