According to MMA insider “Front Row Brian,” Strikeforce lightweight contender Josh Thomson has injured his PCL and may be out of his May 19th bout with Strikeforce Lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez.
—Breaking— Josh Thomson has suffered a knee injury and his fight with Gilbert Melendez on 5/19 is in jeopardy @Strikeforce
BREAKING •••Update••• Josh Thomson has suffered a Torn PCL.
I don’t think Pat Healy would agree to a 5 round title fight on 5.19. More likely in Portland July 14.
@therealpunk, the warrior he is, still wants to fight Gil. Highly unlikely with a Torn PCL
According to Brian, the next likely candidate for the title, Pat Healy, wouldn’t be ready in time, moving any title defense for Melendez until their July 14th, Portland, Oregon card.
Tags: Gilbert Melendez, Josh Thomson, Mixed Martial Arts, Pat Healy, Strikeforce