Josh Thomson: Benson Henderson not strong

Elias Cepeda

We already knew that Josh Thomson was upset at being robbed of a decision he earned several weeks ago against Benson Henderson in the UFC on Fox 10 main event. Now, "The Punk" is upping the ante and saying that the former champ "Bendo" wasn't even as good as he thought he'd be.

“Every time he got close to me, I felt like I was able to get to the body lock and just take him down," Thomson recently told Sherdog.

"Let me just tell you, he’s not strong. He doesn’t hit hard. He’s not strong. He doesn’t kick hard. All those things -- none of those things apply. He’s a good athlete. He’s a good fighter. I’ll give him a lot of credit, but the things that people think hurt didn’t hurt at all.

"All the things that I had in my mind with him being strong, being a hard kicker, all those things, they weren’t true. I put those in my head just from listening to commentary and from other people talking about how hard he kicks or how strong he is and these types of things. We got in there and locked up the first couple of times and I didn’t feel intimidated at all."

Since the fight, Thomson has had surgery to repair the right hand he hurt in the first round of the Henderson fight. He also told Sherdog that he might also soon have surgery on his ankle, which was broken heading into the bout.

So, Thomson fought Henderson for five rounds with a broken ankle and for at least four of those rounds with a broken right hand. Suffice to say, Thomson scored the fight for himself.

“I actually gave myself three rounds to two, and then when I watched it when I came back, I could see people giving me four to one. I could have seen that, but I’m a little bit more critical of myself and I gave myself three-two," he said.

“I think it’s just something that we’ll continue to complain about, but in the meantime I’m still sitting here with a loss on my record that I shouldn’t have.”

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