We tried to interview the alien lifeform inhabiting James Thompson’s ear but it clung onto our face, laid eggs inside our bodies and exploded out of our chest. Note to self: Buy the Alien Quadrilogy DVD set, which is a lame name for such a cool collection. Watching Aliens III is like watching that split second when Kimbo Slice burst open Thompson’s ear, thus giving birth to a new lifeform that probably gives James life advice whenever he finds himself between a rock and a hardplace (and an alien lifeform). Despite losing his last eleven fights, Thompson says that since he’s been training with London Shootfighters his MMA game has drastically improved. Last summer, Strikeforce picked up James Thompson as a much needed (and welcomed) addition to their heavyweight roster and here’s what he had to say regarding the signing:
“I was offered King Mo (Lawal) a while back for them and it is a fight that I feel would suit me given his style and wrestling ability, but it hasn’t quite come to fruition yet. Strikeforce are a really switched on promotion and are comfortable with me fighting in other places, so once I have the ring rust blasted off, we should be looking at that fight soon enough”
Thompson’s first ‘tune up’ fight was against a dude that has ‘Uber’ in his name. At Dream 12, Alistair flew over James Thompson with a flying knee and eventually returned back to earth only to catch Thompson in standing guillotine early in the first round. James Thompson always seemed like a dude that had the right gameplan but would always get caught with a wild punch that would send him to the mat. Last night, James Thompson managed to get his first win since he defeated Don Frye in Pride back in 2007. Thompson caught Tengiz Tedoradze with a flurry of punches late in the second round giving him a TKO over a dude that holds a record of 23-9. James Thompson advanced to the second round of ZT’s heavyweight tourney where he unfortunately got KOd by Rob Broughton (who then went on to claim the ZT heavyweight grandprix title). James Thompson is still my favorite British heavyweight (right alongside Mustapha Al-Turk) and he’s the only guy that can functionally lead a life with an extraterrestrial attached to his ear. Kudos.