I knocked out your brother, I'll knock ur bitch ass out in San Jose July 26th.Let's do it Bitch, San Jose vs Stockon. Yup, FUCK U NICK DIAZ!
- Josh Thomson (@THEREALPUNK) May 4, 2014
The tweet seemed a bit out of character for Thomson and now we know why. Revealing his phone was stolen, Thomson says the episode was pure fakery.
People that know me, know I wouldn't ever talk about a fighter like this. My phone was stolen last night while at dinner.— Josh Thomson (@THEREALPUNK) May 4, 2014
My apologies to anyone who was offended by the tweets and texts.— Josh Thomson (@THEREALPUNK) May 4, 2014
Count Stockton's own Nate Diaz among the offended. Thomson scored 'Knockout of the Night' honors against Diaz at UFC on FOX 7 last April and he wasn't quick to take 'The Punk' at his word.
Nick Diaz can't be bothered to fight the elite of the welterweight division so an argument for this Thomson fight need not be made. Nate Diaz is another matter. Sitting at No. 6 in the lightweight division the man from the 209 needs to maintain momentum built upon his stunning KO of Gray Maynard in November. Returning off an injury and a loss to Ben Henderson at UFC on FOX 10, Thomson (No. 4) would seem to make sense as an opponent.
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'Only a talker.' Jose Aldo says he hopes Conor McGregor can live up to the hype. 'I'm open to new challenges and I really hope he gets where he's saying he will, so we can fight and see for sure everything he says.'
Heyman Hustle. Chael Sonnen credits pro wrestling personality Paul Heyman for saving TUF Brazil 3. 'So not only should we thank Paul for the huge ratings, but we can also blame him for all the bad things.'
Floyd Mayweather feels he dominated fight with Marcos Maidana.
Tyrone Spong already back in the gym.
Nice profile on Krazy Bee's Kyoji Horiguchi. Lots of good stuff from Kid Yamamoto, too.
Quinton Jackson on Craig Ferguson.
2 for 1 KO's at GLORY 16.
Big year for these guys.
It's GAME TIME BABY!!! Sorry I couldn't answer any of u back about my next fight but this is why. It's... http://t.co/1zD8Gxz84E— chad mendes (@chadmendes) May 5, 2014
He remains The Best.
My phone wasn't stolen last night while at dinner, and I'm challenge one of DiazBrothers! Anytime Anyplace Anyweight! it's not problem— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) May 4, 2014
The week's about come to a close and I'm wondering, @MieshaTate how much time would you like to prepare? We both want it, fans want it too!— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) May 3, 2014
Thanks for the concern. I'm a bit sore but no major injuries. Probably sore tomorrow morning though. More pissed than anything.— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) May 4, 2014
Showing everyone how to play shoulder touch with marinashafir - video from dannymma213 http://t.co/XWtzp6cxJ1— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) May 5, 2014
THE SMILE ON MY FACE: IMPOSSIBLE TO DESCRIBE, HARDER TO UNDERSTAND! LOVE THE GLOVES!! & IVE MISSED THIS ANKL... http://t.co/FlGm7PVY9e— Pat Barry (@HypeOrDie) May 4, 2014
Meyheather vs Maidana fight ! They love us Back here Lol pic.twitter.com/WS01Se4Dz3— nick diaz (@nickdiaz209) May 4, 2014
Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) May 4, 2014
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John Howard vs. Rick Story at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller
FANPOST OF THE DAY
Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via evildregs.
I was wrong to call Jones' arm crank on Teixeira dirty. I don't know what Jones was thinking. I don't know if he thought of the consequences. I don't know that any other fighter wouldn't have done the same thing given the same opportunity.
There are some good GIFs of the crank and Frank Mir's similar crank in this MMA Fighting post. I won't post them directly here because I don't own them and I'm unsure of the rules for such things.
Regardless of what you call it, I still see a difference in what Jones did vs. most other submissions. Jones threw his body into the crank, full power all at once. I see other fighters apply submissions quickly, but usually with enough control and restraint that the opponent has at least a split second to tap before significant damage is done.
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