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Suicidal Call Out of the Day/Possibly Year: Cody McKenzie Wants in on Josh Thomson’s Highlight Reel


As a big fan of TUF 12′s Cody McKenzie, I’ve come to realize that it’s hard to fault the guy for his nonsensical and often self-destructive decisions, especially when it comes to choosing his opponents. The man reaches for the stars, dammit, and will simply not be told that he doesn’t have the right to call out Frankie Edgar, or Jose Aldo, or Chad Mendes, despite the fact that just managed to bring his win-loss ratio in the UFC to the .500 mark.

No, “The AK Kid” wasn’t one to overthink, or even realize the fact that he had dropped 3 out of his last 4 fights heading into his do-or-die bout with Leonard Garcia at UFC 159, which is why it makes total sense that he, now a featherweight, is calling out top lightweight contender Josh Thomson, like he didn’t just save his UFC career by beating a guy on a four-fight losing streak. How can you not love this kid?

I hate to say it, but we need more Cody McKenzies in the UFC. Actually, I didn’t hate saying that at all. While Andy, GSP, and Jonny Boy continue with their increasingly frustrating Sam and Diane (and Rebecca, I guess) routine, McKenzie is busy calling out dudes one to two weight classes up from him because big whoop, wanna fight about it? It’s a refreshing attitude in today’s picky-choosy MMA landscape, but also one that usually ends with McKenzie getting his ass kicked.

As you would expect, Thomson got all high-n’-mighty on McKenzie in response, thus proving the Alaskan’s superiority:

What’s the matter, Punk? Are you just afraid of easy paychecks, or getting your ass handed to you by a sasquatch in board shorts?! What are you hiding from?! SHOW US THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE, OBAMA! #MCKENZIEFORPRESIDENT #ARMYOFONE

-J. Jones

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fightfan- May 4, 2013 at 8:59 pm
I'd have a better chance blindfolded at beating a 10,000 lb elephant on PCP & 2500-1 Testosterone levels while desperately trying to guillotine his nuclear reactor sized neck than Cody McKenzie has of beating Josh Thompson at ANYTHING, let alone an MMA fight.

I'd be comfortable throwing down $1500 on Thompson to win $100.

Biggest mismatch in UFC history if the UFC decides to put this fight together!! The evil part of me wants to see this SO BADLY just to watch McKenzie get beaten like never before
dipsetkilla316- May 3, 2013 at 11:12 pm
I can't believe mckenzie is still in the UFC I honestly think he the worst ufc fighter on then roster....wait is Lenard garcie is still in the UFC?lol 0 and 5 holy shit life has been kicking this kids ass.
algiersheadkick504- May 3, 2013 at 4:08 pm
Idk who's more of an idiot, Cody McKenzie or a guy who kills themselves hang gliding
El Guapo- May 3, 2013 at 2:53 pm
Thompson's highlight reel is 8 seconds long and won't be getting any longer. High kicking Nate Dog was great and all but nobody else is going to chase him around the ring like that.
Fried Taco- May 3, 2013 at 1:57 pm
So some porn star following Thomson on Twitter has never heard of Cody McKenzie. Big deal.