Biography(references)Thomson was born and raised in San Jose, California, growing up in the east side of the city. In middle school, he was involved in a brawl in which the principal was punched while trying to break up the incident, resulting in Thomson being placed in a juvenile hall. Afterwards, Thomson went to live with his father in Idaho where he went to high school and competed in wrestling. Thomson continued wrestling at junior college powerhouse, North Idaho Community College, and also trained with the wrestling team at Stanford University before deciding school was not for him. In the melee Thomson choked one man so badly that he required CPR and as a result, Thomson was charged with felony aggravated assault, serving six months of a three-year sentence before being released for good behavior.
Fighter Trivia(references)Before becoming a full-time professional fighter, Thomson worked in construction. Thomson now runs and co-hosts the popular MMA and combat sports podcast "Weighing In" with legendary former MMA referee "Big" John McCarthy. Thomson made his acting debut in Fist of the Dragon .
Full Fight | Patricky Pitbull vs. Josh Thomson - Bellator 172
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