Josh “The Punk” Thomson joins the show to talk about how his MMA career began, his grappling influence, fighting for the UFC and PRIDE and how kettlebells have helped his conditioning. He also talks about being a fighter at 40 years old! Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES:

  • Origins
  • Growing up between the Bay Area and Idaho
  • Wrestling’s impact on his life
  • How he got into BJJ and MMA
  • Why he didn’t want to accept BJJ rank based off his MMA accomplishments
  • Receiving his Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu
  • The impact Dave Camarillo had on him
  • His MMA debut
  • The early Northwestern MMA scene
  • Getting signed to the UFC
  • The state of modern MMA
  • His experience fighting for PRIDE in Japan
  • Fan culture in Japan
  • The Pummel
  • Why he uses Kettlebells for his conditioning
  • Trianing and competing after 40
  • Teaching kids
  • Being a positive role model
  • Future goals