"I don't think either one of us have an advantage. He is a little shorter than me. We have completely different styles, so it's hard to say who has the advantage. We are both really well rounded, he has great standup. Everyone wants to talk about mine, but I hate to say it, but he's got phenomenal standup. He's a great fighter. He's got the fighter spirit in him and he will never give up. He will fight to the end. I think this will be a knockdown fight. I see this being a knockdown, drag out fight. I can't say that anyone really has the advantage. I fight a little bit faster. He's probably a little bit stronger. He probably has a little more power. Obviously I am going to try to beat him to the punch. Wrestling wise he is a little shorter so he will probably be a little harder to take down, those type of things play a big factor. I need to go out there and implement my game plan and get in his face and let him know that it's going to be a fight for three rounds."
During last week's Strikeforce conference call featuring lightweights Josh Thomson and Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante, advantages and disadvantages coming into the fight on October 9 were discussed. And according to "The Punk," there aren't many to be had. In fact, Josh doesn't know where either fighter holds a true advantage over the other. It's a close match up indeed, but surely some of you Maniacs can point out the strengths and weaknesses of both Thomson and Cavalcante and they will affect the outcome of this bout. Let's hear it.