Strikeforce Barnett vs Cormier: Josh Thomson Felt He Won, but Fell Just Short (Post Video)

May 20, 2012
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Josh Thomson StrikeforceIt’s a cliché nearly as old as the sport itself, “don’t leave the fight in the hands of the judges.”

Yet, it happens time and time again. So who is to blame when the judges’ decision doesn’t go the way you want it to? You.

At least that was the case for Josh Thomson at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier on Saturday night in San Jose, Calif. He’s been down the road to a decision before. And in his rubber match with Gilbert Melendez, he thought he did enough to earn the nod, but fell just shy, losing a split decision to the Strikeforce lightweight champion.

Check out what Josh Thomson had to say at Saturday night’s post-fight press conference…

  • Very close fight. I had rounds 1, 2 + 3 for Gilbert and 4 + 5 for Josh.

    Their styles match up very evenly.

  • maddawgmar

    I agree, I had Melendez winning the first three rounds. One was close, even standing, but Gil’s takedown winning the round. The other four rounds were clear Gil getting 2-3 and Josh getting 4-5. Another cliche, “You have to take the title away.”. Close fights usually go for the champ.

  • I cant believe someone actually asked if there would be a 4th fight. Dear god no

  • Mario

    I thought Josh had it, but everyone is entitled to their opinion.

    At this point, I have no idea who they’ll match up Gilbert with next. Strikeforce doesn’t have anybody at Lightweight anymore to really challenge him.

    The UFC needs to send someone over there. I’m not looking forward to seeing Pat Healy get a title shot. That’s gonna be weak!

  • Yahoo has Melendez at #7. So is Thompson in the top 15 or is Melendez over rated?
    I think he is over rated.

  • jonnypatrick

    I’m not sure why someone wouldn’t want to see a 4th fight. If you like a good MMA fight, what’s the problem. I had Thompson winning the fight, but I guess Gilbert taking him down and doing nothing earns points! Either way Gilbert doesn’t belong in the UFC.