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James Thompson is entertaining

Before today, I’d have stuck to the above statement: James Thompson IS entertaining. But only in a ring or cage, because he tends to do stupid things that end with him either winning or losing in spectacular fashion. He trademarked a particular style which became known as ‘GONG AND DASH’, where he’d just tackle the guy and swing for the fences.

Of course, that resulted in him losing a whole bunch of fights he probably should have won. I attributed his retarded style to … well, retardation. He’s got a look in his eyes sometimes like he belongs in remedial elementary school, not a ring. But it turns out that he just wasn’t very well trained, and he’s the first person to admit it. In fact, he’s the first person to admit a whole bunch of funny shit about himself. And if there’s one thing you can do to get in the good graces of the boys at Fightlinker, it’s to not take yourself too seriously.

Check out this interview with James Thompson where he goes over why he used to Gong and Dash, how he used to fight gypsies across the UK, and his opinion on father’s rights in the UK. It’s a surprisingly good article with lots of laughs. I am now officially a fan of James Thompson the man, not just James Thompson’s spectacular wins and losses like before.

  • Zheroen says:

    He’s pretty hilarious. I’d much rather see him in the UFC than the random bodybuilder-looking dude with no wins against anyone of significance that they just signed.

  • Stellar53 says:

    That was a good interview, it would be nice to see him in the UFC if he actually starts to learn some real mma….

  • well, ya don’t go to XTreme Couture to learn economics. (or at least you shouldn’t!)

  • RoB says:

    i’m pretty sure randy’s wife teaches a economics course at the gym. dam you randy

  • Promoter’s profit > Fighter’s Profit = FUCKING BULLSHIT! BREAK CONTRACT! FUCK EVERYTHING UP.

    Perhaps that’s only during the classes where she’s PMSing

  • operator says:

    I forgot all about that fight wasn’t that the one where he was posing and his eyes were popping out of his head before the bell. He gets ten out of ten for aggression anyway. If Brock can get into the UFC than he can do it.

  • ilostmydog says:

    LOL at being sorry that the bank heist thing ‘happened’ to Lee Murray. I am also very sad for Lee. Living in Morocco with millions upon millions of money you stole must be very hard for him. :(

  • ajadoniz says:

    i can imagine rampage telling him what to do against lil’ emelianenko. “whoop that ass! take it to him and just whoop that ass!”

    hopefully we’ll see him in the ufc late ’08. they sure need the heavies.

  • Nice pic, Hywel.
    Great interview, the guy seems great. But that’s like most from the North of England. Humble, funny, down to earth.

    And anybody who says any fucking thing to gypsies, let alone gets them to move along, is a man’s man in my books. I hate those fuckers.

  • Swedish guy says:


    On a serious note, I’ve always enjoyed the dude and he seems genuinely nice. Looks incredibly English.