Josh Thomson has weighed in on Logan Paul’s new partnership deal with the UFC, which will see his sports drink Prime become an official sponsor.
During episode #331 Weighing podcast, Thomson and ‘Big’ John McCarthy talked about the new deal and what it could mean. He wondered where the Prime-UFC deal leaves Monster now that Paul’s brand is the official beverage partner.
“Jake attacks Dana White, Logan says, ‘You know what, let me jump in on Dana White, it gives us a little more controversy and I’m against my brother and I see what I can do.’ So good for him. Congratulations. I wonder where that leaves Monster.” [1:17:09 – 1:17:23]
The former Strikeforce lightweight champion also stated that Dana White was actually hinting at a deal. He mentioned that the UFC president has been seen drinking the product in public, saying:
“I didn’t know it was going to be the official drink of Prime. I thought maybe they were going to share it with Monster, but I think if Monster is out there, Prime is there… You could say because Dana had I drank a lot of it in to the public, yes, so you could tell there was something going on with that.” [1:16:43 – 1:17:01]
Thomson praised ‘The Maverick’ for still being able to build business relationships despite his brother not being on good terms with whomever he deals with.
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Josh Thomson opens up about Fedor Emelianenko’s legacy
Josh Thomson opened up about Fedor Emelianenko’s legacy in MMA as he prepares to compete in his retirement fight against heavyweight champion Ryan Bader at Bellator 290.
During his episode #331 Weighing podcast with former MMA referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy, talked about Emelianenko’s career and mentioned how he is looking forward to witnessing his final fight this Saturday.
“It was around 2003-2004 when people really started recognizing him as a goddamn guy, this guy is so good… He’s leaving behind a great legacy that I’m excited to call a career, but there’s a little bit of ‘Oh man, I can’t believe it’s over.'” 34:41 – 36:34
‘The Last Emperor’ will look to turn back time to avenge his loss to Bader and add another heavyweight title to his resume at the age of 46.