Josh Thomson Thinks He Might be Overtrained for UFC on Fox 10
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.18.2014
"It's been a long camp."
MMAjunkie Radio recently spoke with UFC lightweight and UFC on Fox 10 headliner, Josh Thomson. Thomson faces former UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson in the main event of UFC on Fox 10 this month. Below are some highlights:
Thomson on his camp for Ben Henderson: "It's been a long camp. Falling into focus, falling out of focus, falling back into focus. This has quite possibly my worst camp ever in my whole career, but before people want to criticize and say I'm looking for a way out, you've got to remember, I said the same thing about the first time I fought Gilbert Melendez. That was the worst camp I had up until this time."
Thomson on being ready for the fight: "All that you can do is know in your heart that you did everything you possibly could to make yourself better. I know I'm in shape. I'm potentially a little bit overtrained, because I'm trying to do a little bit more, because the sparring hasn't been what it should have been. So I'm doing a little more mitt work, a little more bag work, so that's probably why my body is feeling the way it is. But that last week before the fight, it's really just a mindset. You just get your mind ready for a fight. Once you step in the ring, all the crap that happened before doesn't matter at all."