Josh Thomson “sick to my stomach,” about Pettis/Melendez

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Thomson (20-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) thinks he should have gotten Melendez’s opportunity, and now he wants to return to the cage to show the UFC why.

“It made me kind of sick to my stomach,” he told MMAjunkie Radio. “I think it’s a good chance I’ll be back.”

“There’s no doubt in my mind I’ve still got good fights in me,” Thomson said. “The thing is, a fighter needs to know when to walk away. As you get older, your speed goes, and once your speed goes, you’re dealing with these light guys, these small guys that are fast and young up-and-comers. That’s when you end up with problems. That’s how your career can end fast.”

“I’m not concerned about [my] legacy,” he said. “What it is is that I know it’s right there within my reach of grabbing it, and that guys that I know I can beat and should have beaten are already getting those shots, and not just once, but twice.”

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