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Report: UFC Passes on Offering Josh Thomson a New Contract

Kelsey Mowatt

Josh Thomson

It looks as though Josh Thomson’s second run in the UFC has come to a close, as according to a new report, the promotion will not be offering the free agent a new contract.

Thomson reportedly entered free agency after he was decisioned by Tony Ferguson last month. The defeat was Thomson’s third in a row, after he stopped Nate Diaz back in 2013. According to a report from MMA Fighting.com, the UFC has not tabled an offer to Thomson, but Bellator has, and the 36 year-old is expected to sign with the promotion.

Thomson fought for Bellator boss man Scott Coker when he was running Strikeforce, where the fighter was the lightweight champ at one point.

So, this news isn’t over shocking, considering Thomson went 1-3 most recently with the UFC. But, it’s worth noting his other losses came against Benson Henderson and Bobby Green, and both were by split decision. In other words, the 1-3 record is kind of misleading.

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