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Strikeforce's Josh Thomson: 'This is entertainment business, not the boring business'

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Josh Thomson (19-4 MMA, 10-2 SF) was mad at the performance he gave against K.J. Noons (11-5 MMA, 3-3 SF), and he cursed when asked to rate it afterward.

Despite dominating every round and winning a unanimous decision, Thomson's anger was replaced by near-tears in the locker room.
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Post #1   3/5/12 1:31:33AM   

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It definitely wasn't a thriller, but the way he trashed his performance after was over the top. Not to say it isn't good that he always wants to train harder, get better, and put on a great fight, but I wouldn't call it a bad performance by any stretch. That first kick to the chin of Noons was excellent, and he had some luck with it again later. It looked more that he was uneasy standing, despite his immediate success, and started to give up on it altogether in pursuit of takedowns. That arm triangle was pretty deep as well, and by the end of the fight you could tell Noons didn't want any more of what Thomson was dishing. Not an edge of your seat fight, but not one to be disappointed in.

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Post #2   3/5/12 9:31:14AM   

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"So I think he has a little hard on"

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I wasn't upset during or after the fight because I know Thomson usually delivers on excitement. I was hoping for a decent scrap but I figured he would play it safe due to the layoff and injuries.

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Posted by FastKnockout

I wasn't upset during or after the fight because I know Thomson usually delivers on excitement.



I think that's the reason I was upset during the fight. I wasn't all kinds of pissed or whining about it, but every little while I had to sigh because I knew this wasn't going to end up being the fight I was hoping to see between two fighters that usually deliver fireworks.

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but every little while I had to sigh because I knew this wasn't going to end up being the fight I was hoping to see between two fighters that usually deliver fireworks.


Well said.

Many people questioned the validity of having Tate/Rousey as the main event and not Noons/Thomson. Funny how it worked out...the 2 female fights were arguably the best fights of the night.

This fight bored me to tears. I found myself people watching about mid-way through the 2nd.

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Posted by emfleek


but every little while I had to sigh because I knew this wasn't going to end up being the fight I was hoping to see between two fighters that usually deliver fireworks.


Well said.

Many people questioned the validity of having Tate/Rousey as the main event and not Noons/Thomson. Funny how it worked out...the 2 female fights were arguably the best fights of the night.

This fight bored me to tears. I found myself people watching about mid-way through the 2nd.

yeah, I thought Thomson/Noons was gonna be the best of the night but Tate/Rousey won me over. That was the one I was screaming during, damn good grappling IMO

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I didnt watch the fight, but from what I read & now these comments im now a bigger fan of Thompson then ever. He seems genuinally upset people shelled out hard earned money & he didnt deliver. In todays day & age of MMA with The Jon Fitchs of the world unapologetic about not entertaining fans this is a really pleasent view of things.

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Posted by quezocrema0032

I didnt watch the fight, but from what I read & now these comments im now a bigger fan of Thompson then ever. He seems genuinally upset people shelled out hard earned money & he didnt deliver. In todays day & age of MMA with The Jon Fitchs of the world unapologetic about not entertaining fans this is a really pleasent view of things.



It did seem a bit forced when he was going off in the post fight interview. I do think he felt bad afterwards, and a title shot was likely on the line, so I can see why he fought safely. I just wasn't entertained by it.

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im glad thomson won even though it was a snoozer. ive never really been a huge noons fan just because he is kind of one dimensional. i know noons can fight in other areas he just chooses to fight the same fight every time. and it shows that a good wrestler can get him down and keep him there. all things aside, i find my self loosing a ton of interest in strikeforce. good fighters, im just tired of the whole organization. i think they are getting left behind by the ufc and the gap is rapidly building.

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Post #10   3/6/12 1:15:00AM