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[VIDEO] Josh Thomson: ‘I Don’t Plan on Sitting on the Sidelines’
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.23.2014

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion and current UFC lightweight fighter Josh Thomson appeared on UFC Tonight this week to discuss his upcoming main event UFC on Fox 10 bout against former UFC champion Ben Henderson. The fight card is set for Saturday, January 25 on the Fox network. Below are some highlights.

Thomson on talking about having a bad training camp: "It was more or less about not having the training partners that I normally have to prepare for the fight. Gray Maynard was taking time out; Tyson Griffin had neck surgery and was out too. My three major training partners haven't been there for the whole holiday period. It's been quite in the gym."

Thomson on if he is ready for Saturday: "I've been focusing how the fight's going to go this week. The rest helps with the mental preparation. I'm starting to feel better, starting to feel more confident. Throughout the camp, you're always tired and your mind starts playing tricks on you. This week it's all mental preparation."

Thomson on Henderson being a tougher fight than Anthony Pettis: "I say stylistically, with Pettis you already know what he's going to do, keep the distance, circle, kick. Benson, he' mixes it up, he's a good wrestler, he's got decent grappling."

Thomson on if he would wait for a title fight with a win over Henderson: "Any time you're dealing with the UFC and what's going to happen next, you let them make the decisions. All I can do is go out and win. I'm not going to wait for Pettis if I get the win. Look at Dominick Cruz. Guys can be out for a couple of years with injuries. I don't plan on sitting on the sidelines, regardless if he's ready or not."


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