Josh Thomson denies Melendez bout in jeopardy from knee injury

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Guerilla journalist Front Row Brian, who earlier  broke the story that King Mo is heading to Bellator and TNA wrestling, is now reporting that the Thompson vs. Melendez Strikeforce Lightweight world championship is in jeopardy. The fight, scheduled to be shown live(ish) on SHOWTIME, Saturday May 19th at 10PM ET/PT would be the third time the two fought.

Thomson won a unanimous decision in the first fight in 2008, and then lost a unanimous decision 18 months later.

Brian ‏ @FrontRowBrian
—Breaking— Josh Thomson has suffered a knee injury and his fight with Gilbert Melendez on 5/19 is in jeopardy @Strikeforce

Brian ‏ @FrontRowBrian
BREAKING •••Update••• Josh Thomson has suffered a Torn PCL.

Brian ‏ @FrontRowBrian
@therealpunk, the warrior he is, still wants to fight Gil. Highly unlikely with a Torn PCL

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However, Josh Thomson is vehemently denying that whatever happened will affect the bout. Thomson and FRB volleyed over it via Twitter.

Josh Thomson ‏ @THEREALPUNK
Gotta love when so obscure twitter guy thinks he has the inside scoop on what’s going on. Ha! Just another way to get a follower or 2 #troll

Brian ‏ @FrontRowBrian
so you didn’t injure your knee in any way? This claim is contrary to information given to me by people who would know.

Brian ‏ @FrontRowBrian
I have 3 sources on the injury. No need to insult me. I did my homework. All 3 sources lied to me?

Josh Thomson ‏ @THEREALPUNK
This is why UFC n SF tell fighters to get approval before talking to any small obscure media. They never no what the hell theyre tlkin about

Brian ‏ @FrontRowBrian
address my questions. You can bash me later. Explain why 3 sources confirmed your knee injury.

Josh Thomson ‏ @THEREALPUNK
What fighter doesn’t have some sort of injury going into a fight? I’m fighting so peoples sources are jokes just like they’re websites.

Brian ‏ @FrontRowBrian
So did Punk just confirm the injury?

Brian ‏ @FrontRowBrian
Even @arielhelwani acknowledged in an earlier tweet @THEREALPUNK was dealing with an injury. But I’m the guy who gets insulted?

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