Bellator just announced the signing of Josh Thomson, as has been rumored all day.

There were reports that UFC had declined to sign him with the expiration of his contract, but Thomson claims they had been tryign to get him to sign a new deal prior to his last two fights and he wanted to let his contract expire and test free agency.

Thomson was one of the building blocks of Strikeforce under Scott Coker, who now runs Bellator.  He claimed he went where the money was and the money was with Bellator.

Since a win over Nate Diaz two years ago, Thomson has dropped his last three fights in UFC.