Thomson claims Diaz missed weight for UFC on FOX 7 bout


Josh Thomson returned to the UFC with a stellar performancing, knocking out former contender Nate Diaz in the first round. Diaz has since complained the weight cut effected him, that he would like to fight at welterweight again in the future, and that he would like to fight Thomson again. Thomson however revealed that he feels Diaz would actually have to make weight for a rematch, a fact he believes did not occur in their first fight:

Thomson was featured on the latest episode of Radio where he dropped this bomb on George and Pedro, Josh stated, “I think the biggest thing is this; he is interested in a rematch with me, one thing he needs to remember before the fight even happened, he was complaining after weigh in’s about how he was moving back up to 170, so he couldn’t even make weight when we fought the first time. Nate knows this.” Stop the presses! Diaz never made weight? That is quite the accusation indeed!

Thomson went on to address Diaz directly stating, “I am going to say this directly to him; Nate, you didn’t make the weight, so how are you going to make the weight when we fight again? That’s the thing that’s discerning, we all let it slide because it was a huge fight, but you didn’t make the weight and you still lost. So unless you plan on fighting me a 170 then I’m not really interested. Like I said, I’m looking forward to the title shot, I’m looking forward to getting in there for the title. If I have to go through him again to do it, then so be it, maybe you should start watching what you eat, maybe you should start doing that to take care of yourself. You couldn’t make the weight the first time and that was something I was going to keep to myself, but you want to start talking trash? Saying all these things, knowing that I beat you fair and square, I guess next time we’ll take 20% of your purse if you don’t make weight.”

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The Swinging Richard site profile image  

5/13/13 12:16 PM by The Swinging Richard


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5/13/13 11:50 AM by Hecklah


Jaybrone site profile image  

5/13/13 11:50 AM by Jaybrone

Nate was over enough that there was some serious confusion when he was on the scale. Go watch the weigh ins. Even after he stripped down to nothing there was still some confusion. I am not saying he for sure missed weight bit it was definitely in question for sure.

RJJH site profile image  

5/13/13 9:53 AM by RJJH


crwhitlock site profile image  

5/13/13 4:30 AM by crwhitlock

If I'm not correct wasn't this the way in's where Diaz had to use the towel and it took about 30 seconds before they gave him the green light? In the post fight scrum Dana was asked about it and he said the digital scale kept going back and forth between Diaz being on weight and off weight.

Forrest Spliffn site profile image  

5/13/13 2:16 AM by Forrest Spliffn

What is Diaz even talking about ?A dude could be in there singing the my little pony theme song while doing pilsbury dough giggles but if he kicks your head off you can't call him feminine. In fact Diaz would do better shying away from talking about his last two fights at all. How does going to 170 solve a damn thing when you have suspect strength at 155?

FirstScratch site profile image  

5/13/13 1:33 AM by FirstScratch

I'll wait for Josh to clarify his comments before putting much thought into the matter. Given the seriousness of what he is implying, he will inevitably have to go explain it in greater detail.

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5/13/13 12:32 AM by ShowtimeWreckedMyLeever


Jive Turkey site profile image  

5/12/13 11:06 PM by Jive Turkey

Actually, just listened to the audio. Fryingarmbar is right. "Disturbing". Whoever transcribed the interview flubbed it

Jive Turkey site profile image  

5/12/13 10:40 PM by Jive Turkey