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Nate Diaz’s 4/20 has officially been ruined this year, and the habitual medical marijuana smoker can thank Josh Thomson (pictured) for it.
Thomson took it to Diaz in the second round of their lightweight shootout. His assault was highlighted by a vicious head kick that had the former top contender dazed and confused.
Several bombs later and Thomson was triumphant in his return to the Octagon. It was “The Punk’s” first fight under the UFC’s watch since August of 2004.
UFC on FOX 7 took place inside HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
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Video: UFC on FOX 7: Thomson/Diaz
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After delivering one of the more shocking upsets the mixed martial arts (MMA) world has seen in recent years, Josh Thomson showed that he's been paying attention in class. In his second-round "Knockout of the Night" of the eminently durable Nate Diaz (watch the replay here), Thomson made a triumphant return to UFC, where he hadn't competed since 2004.
Before Joe Thornton and company blow another playoff run inside of the Shark Tank this Spring the fine folks at the Ultimate Fighting Championship decided to bless San Jose with a real show.
Last nights 7th UFC on FOX offering provided fans with 8 T(KO) finishes in all, the final two of the night coming via Matt "The Immortal" Brown and Josh "The Punk" Thomson...
On Saturday night Nate Diaz was TKOd by Josh Thomson. This marks the first time a Diaz brother was finished outside the KJ Noons cut at Elite XC since Jeremy Jackson finished Nick in 2002. Two brothers, a bunch of fights, a decade passed. It’s quite a milestone for Josh Thomson actually, the perennially injured lightweight contender who hasn’t finished anyone in the last four...
An interesting 155-pound mixed martial arts (MMA) bout is set to take place at UFC on FOX 7, which will emanate from HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., later this evening (Sat., April 20, 2013).
Nate Diaz returns after a losing effort against UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson in his most recent performance, colliding with Josh Thomson, who similarly failed to secure a world title...
Nate Diaz talks about his UFC on FOX 7 fight against Josh Thomson, his change in management. Nate looks a little different, lets hope this weight cut doesn’t affect his performance tomorrow.
Nate Diaz Action Figure
UFC’s Drug Policy?
In the main event of the evening UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson makes yet another appearance on the Fox Network as he battles the final Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez in a battle of two champions.
After a night of thrilling MMA action, UFC President Dana White awarded Matt Brown (pictured), Jordan Mein, Yoel Romero and Josh Thomson each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez.”
Brown and Mein picked up “Fight of the Night” for their back-and-forth battle. Brown ended things in the second round of their...
UFC on FOX 7 offered up a flurry of knockouts during both the preliminary bouts and the main card in San Jose on Saturday. E…
Two champions collide.
The talk between two of the best heavyweights comes to punches.
One of Strikeforce's elite battles for his chance at title contention against one of the most decorated strikers in the sport.
If you feel like for some reason you're not fully prepared for tonight's UFC on FOX 7 main card then check out this video after the jump.
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Setting the Scene: As Gilbert Melendez makes his final preparations for his UFC title fight with Benson Henderson in San Jose tonight a Droid with a vital message enters his locker room. It beings to abruptly play a holographic message of Cesar Gracie who appears to be wearing a traditional Alderaan princess gown. Gracie has the following message for Melendez...
If Gilbert could of pulled out a close victory, we could of had a very big night for Ex-Strikeforce fighters. Seems like Strikeforce guys need to get a little more respect at this time, as they have proved themselves in the UFC. Thomson’s KO of Diaz was nasty and Cormier dominated Mir in a ‘safe’ win. Look forward to more Strikeforce vs UFC fights in the near future....