Josh Thomson (“he doesn’t need surgery”) & Nate Diaz (“he’s a pussy”) bash Pettis’ injury

Posted: November 22, 2013 in Commentary/Opinion
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joshthomsonThey say when you have the championship belt around your waist; you have a target on your back. Brand new lightweight champ Anthony Pettis is finding that out now. Shortly after capturing the title from Ben Henderson, “Showtime” revealed he had an injury to his knee which would force him to cancel his previously announced bout with Josh Thomson. We weren’t the only ones disappointed by this news.

First fellow lightweight Nate Diaz came out and—although he didn’t mention Pettis by name, it was clear—bashed the new champ with the tweet, “Bitching outta everyother fight now? wonder what that’s like? #urpayingthesepussys.”

Now, the guy who loses most in this deal, Thomson, is giving his thoughts on Pettis’ decision to have surgery on the torn PCL. Although he didn’t call Pettis a pussy, like Diaz did, he’s inplying a similar sentiment.

“I’ve gone through that same injury myself, and I fought that third fight with Gilbert with a torn PCL, which is why I’m kind of confused as to why Pettis is not fighting. I feel that it’s something you can work through, and there’s not very much they can do for it. I’ve talked to some of the best doctors and surgeons, and they’ve said trying to repair a PCL is kind of pointless. Rest and letting it heal is the best way to deal with it. I still fought with mine torn, and it happened the week before the fight.”

It is a big blow to Thomson, who now has to fight former champ Ben Henderson just to hang onto his #1 ranking. I can’t blame him for being upset. And with the relatively high number of injuries Pettis has incurred in his short UFC career, fans have to be wondering if this is going to be a recurring theme. If so, it’s too bad. Pettis has already proven to be one of the most electrifying fighters in the world. It sucks to see him on the sidelines.

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