Josh Thomson (pictured) wanted Nick Diaz (or not, because his phone was allegedly stolen and it was the culprit who called out Diaz) in his hometown of San Jose. Well, whether it was a drunk-tweeting Thomson or the thief that demanded the tango, half of the request was granted.
On Friday, the UFC announced Thomson will battle Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX 12.
The July 26 event takes place inside SAP Center in San Jose, California.
Thomson has alternated between wins and losses over his past six outings. “The Punk’s” looking to bounce back from January’s controversial split decision defeat to Benson Henderson that cost him a lightweight title shot.
Johnson, meanwhile, has managed to get his career back on track after losing two straight scraps. “The Ultimate Fighter 12” runner-up will be riding a three-fight winning streak into the shootout.
FOX broadcasts the main card live starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Here is the card’s current lineup:
Josh Thomson vs. Michael Johnson
Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira