Josh Thomson’s resume is a walk down the path to greatness. But Father Time is a bastard and makes old men of us all, so Thomson is likely riding out the tail end of his career in Bellator. Which is fine, although it did result in a gnarly KO loss to Patricky “Pitbull” Freire – one which may have resulted from an accidental headbutt.

As per MMAJunkie, Thomson is appealing that loss with the California State Athletic Commission, because that’s what you do nowadays. You appeal these things.

Bellator lightweight Josh Thomson wants the California State Athletic Commission to overturn his knockout loss to Patricky Freire in the headliner of Bellator 172, MMAjunkie has learned.

CSAC Executive Director Andy Foster confirmed Thomson’s appeal request after veteran referee “Big” John McCarthy on Wednesday told MMAjunkie Radio he will offer his testimony during the process. Thomson also told MMAjunkie he is seeking a no-contest ruling and declined further comment.