Josh Thomson likes to stay busy… very busy. He is set to fight Pablo Villaseca in his second Bellator appearance on Friday, less than three months after making his debut at Bellator 142 in September. If he has it his way, he’ll fight twice in December, once in January and again in February.
“If I get through this fight, I want to get on the Japan New Year’s Eve show,” Thomson told MMAjunkie. “If I get through that fight without any injuries, I want to fight on the January show and the February show with Ken (Shamrock) and Royce (Gracie). I want to try to stay as busy as I can.
“Japan is definitely interested in having me fight on the card, and I’m definitely interested. Let’s just get through this fight. But I do know it’s an option if we can get through this fight without any injuries.”
The 37-year-old says there is only so much time to make an impact.
“I need to go out there and get some wins and some impressive wins on the Bellator roster so we can build up to a Chandler fight and we can get good ratings,” Thomson said. “At the end of the day, Bellator is about the ratings and about making sure we have enough behind me and these other guys to go ahead and put on a great show. I’m excited for the Chandler fight. I’m licking my chops for it.”