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Josh Thomson Hopes For A Spot On Strikeforce’s Last Card

With the final Strikeforce card filling up over the last few days, former champion Josh Thomson (19-5-1 NC) might have to watch the finale from the vantage point of the fans as he remains with no fight.

“We’re just waiting on the higher powers to make their decision on what they want to do,” said Thomson to Sherdog. “As fighters, we’re the kid stuck between two parents. The Showtime and UFC guys are trying to figure out how this is all going to work out. It would be nice to get a fight.”

Strikeforce is expected to cease operations after their January card and the UFC will absorb from their roster who they see fit.

Thomson is 9-4 for Strikeforce since he debuted for them on their first show. He won the lightweight championship against Gilbert Melendez (21-2) before losing it back to him in the rematch. Melendez ended their trilogy when he took home a split decision win in May. That fight was the last time Thomson competed.

It is not known if the UFC has interest in Thomson, who has a 2-1 record under their name.

“I’m just trying to stay busy and the big thing is staying healthy,” said Thomson. “Now I’m healthy and unable to get a fight. It’s a little bit frustrating, but besides that it’s business.”