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Thomson Wants to Complete Trilogy with Melendez

Written on October 11, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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"I know no matter what, it's going to be a war. There's no way around it. He's hard to take down. He's got heavy hands. He's everything. You can't stop the guy. He's a great fighter." - Josh Thomson on Gilbert Melendez

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion, Josh Thomson, likely earned a return shot at Gilbert Melendez with his decision win over Gesias Cavalcante last Saturday. However, Thomson admits that his body is less than ready for the encounter. He was clipped by an early punch and arm-in guillotine choke by Cavalcante during the match. Fortunately for The Punk, he survived the trouble and landed a powerful ground-and-pound blows for the frame.

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