Strikeforce fighters, Josh Thomson, Frank Shamrock, Dan Henderson, Cung Le, K.J. Noons, & Gilbert Melendez to appear on CBS show, NCIS LA. HT: examiner.com, thuglife
Scott Smith: $55,000 (no win bonus) def. Cung Le via: $150,000 Gilbert Melendez: $55,000 (no win bonus) def. Josh Thomson: $30,000 Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza: $65,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Matt Lindland: $50,000 Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Mike Whitehead: $30,000 Antwain Britt: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus) def. Scott Lighty: $5,000 Justin Wilcox: $5,000 (no win bonus) def. Daisuke Nakamura: $200 Alex Crispim: $4,000 ($2,000 win bonus) def. A.J. Fonseca: $2,000 HT MMA Junkie
Takanori Gomi and Josh Thomson at American Kickboxing Academy. More photos from Gomi's blog in the comments.
According to mmaweekly.com: "Two weeks after a fractured leg forced the California State Athletic Commission to remove him from a highly anticipated rematch with interim champion Gilbert Melendez, Thomson re-broke the limb in practice." "I was really just playing around, just working on my technique, and this kid, this little blue belt, grabbed a leglock—I was wearing a gi—and I couldn’t slide my leg out," Thomson told MMAWeekly. "He just bellied out on the leglock in the standing position and you just heard the bone go crunch. The hairline fracture turned into an actual break." "Thomson has not forgotten about the Melendez rematch, and says a yet-unannounced Strikeforce card planned for Dec. 19 on Showtime is a possibility." HT: MMAWeekly.com
"I thought Gilbert came out and showed everyone that he is an elite fighter in the lightweight division. His power was evident and it showed when he landed that right hand on Damm's chin. There's no question, if I had been healthy it would have been a very difficult fight for me. Melendez is always in great shape, but I saw something in his eyes this fight, that made me think he was on another level. As soon as I get healthy, I'll be ready to give him the rematch he deserves." -- Josh Thomson speaks on last weekend's Gilbert Melendez/Rodrigo Damm interim title bout in a press release
The ankle injury that forced Josh Thomson out of Saturday's rematch with Gilbert Melendez. via D Wizzle's World