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Josh Thomson: The Pressure Is Now Off

Josh Thomson hasn't competed in 15 months, but after dealing with multiple leg injuries, the current Strikeforce lightweight champion is fully healthy and ready to defend his title against interim champion Gilbert Melendez on Saturday night.

FanHouse spoke to Thomson on Thursday about dealing with so many setbacks, his first victory over Melendez and why he thinks the best lightweight fighters are not in the UFC. Check out the video interview below.

Shot and edited for FanHouse by E. Casey Leydon.

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