Josh Thomson Claims Nate Diaz Never Made Weight at UFC on FOX 7
Josh Thomson has had enough of Nate Diaz's post-fight bickering, and he isn't holding his tongue any longer.
The former Strikeforce lightweight champ shocked the world at UFC on FOX 7 by stopping Diaz in the second round with strikes.
After a fight ends, most fighters are able to shake hands, squash the beef and go their separate ways. Unfortunately, the Diaz brothers aren't like most fighters. Nate has recently decided to take the same route as his brother Nick in blaming everyone but himself for the loss to Thomson.
During an appearance on BJPenn.com Radio, Nate claimed Thomson was "scared sh*tless" and "making woman sounds" during the fight. He chalked the loss up as more of a poor performance on his end than Thomson putting on a good showing.
If the UFC would give him an opportunity, Nate stated he would like an immediate rematch.
Thomson's opinion may be the one that matters most in this ongoing feud, and after hearing his response, an immediate rematch with Diaz seems more like a pipe dream.
In an interview with BJPenn.com Radio, Thomson admitted he wasn't interested in a rematch after revealing some interesting details about a possible weigh-in cover-up:
"Nate you didn't make the weight. So how are you going to make the weight when we fight again? That's the thing that's discerning. We all let it slide because it was a huge fight and it was a big deal. You didn't make the weight, and you still lost. So unless you fight me at 170, I'm not really interested. Like I said, I'm looking forward to a title shot."
Diaz's official weight for the bout was listed at 156 pounds.
At the weigh-ins, he failed to make weight on the first attempt, tipping the scales at 157 pounds. He pulled off his shorts in hopes of shedding the extra pound in his second attempt. Things didn't look so good initially, as there was obviously some form of confusion over the scale and Diaz's actual weight.
After a brief discussion amongst the weigh-in officials, it was announced that Diaz had been cleared at 156 pounds, a weight Thomson says he never made. The gap in weight wasn't serious enough for Thomson to make it an issue.
When a fighter misses weight, that individual must forfeit 20 percent of his or her purse to the opponent. Diaz may have lost the fight, but he was allegedly able to go home with a bigger paycheck because Thomson kept quiet.
"It's an issue I could have brought up and made a big deal about, but I didn't do it because that's not the kind of person I am. I could have made a big fuss and taken it, rubbed some salt in the wound and taken 20-percent of your purse after you lost, but I didn't. That's the kind of person I am. I moved on, and I suggest you do the same thing."
If these accusations prove to be true, then perhaps Diaz should be thanking Thomson instead of challenging him.
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