On this episode of Majority Draw Radio, hosts Ryan McKinnell and Danny Acosta talk with UFC on FOX 10 headliner Josh “The Punk” Thomson at length. The former Strikeforce lightweight champion reflects on his decade-plus career, from the UFC’s first foray at promoting 155-pound fighters to his time building a hometown promotion in San Jose, Calif., up to his successful return to the Octagon versus Nate Diaz.
After being granted a UFC title shot against Anthony Pettis, Pettis’ subsequent injury left Thomson with an opponent, making way for his main event bout with former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson this Saturday at the United Center in Chicago. Thomson doesn’t pull any punches on why he’s willing to risk great rewards like his No. 1 contender status to fight the best the UFC has to offer.