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 BJPenn.com 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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