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Nick Thompson (fighter)

Nick Thompson
Born (1981-06-23) June 23, 1981 (age 33)
Newport News, Virginia, United States
Other names The Goat
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Team Minnesota Martial Arts Academy
Years active 2003-2011
Mixed martial arts record
Total 53
Wins 38
By knockout 10
By submission 22
By decision 6
Losses 14
By knockout 6
By submission 7
By decision 1
Draws 1
Other information
Sherdog

Nicholas Delton Thompson (born June 23, 1981) is a retired American mixed martial artist. He retired with a professional mixed martial arts record of 38-14-1. He has fought professionally on both the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Bodog Fight shows. He is the former Bodog Fight Welterweight Champion and holds wins over Eddie Alvarez, Josh Neer, Ansar Chalangov, Paul Daley, Mark Weir and Chris Wilson.[1]

Martial arts background

While attending college, Nick wrestled at the University of Wisconsin from 2000-2002. He then began training with coach Dave Strasser at Dave Strasser’s Freestyle Academy in Kenosha, Wisconsin. While there, he trained with manager Pat O'Malley, Ron Faircloth, Nick Agallar, and Brian Geraghty.[2] In 2005, Nick moved to attend the University of Minnesota Law School. He began training under coach Greg Nelson at Minnesota Martial Arts Academy. Nelson is closely affiliated with Erik Paulson, founder of Combat Submission Wrestling.[3] Nick currently trains with fighters Sean Sherk, Brock Lesnar, Brock Larson, and Kaitlin Young.[4][5]

Mixed martial arts career

UFC

He made his UFC debut at UFC 56 where he defeated Keith Wisniewski. He returned to the UFC on April 15, 2006, where he lost against the highly ranked and seasoned judoka Karo Parisyan at UFC 59.

Nick is also reported to have been at the TUF11 try outs on 28 October 2009 in an attempt to get back into the UFC.

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Bodog Fight

Following his fights in the UFC, and after three warm-up fights with smaller organizations, Thompson signed with Bodog Fight, a former MMA organisation. After cutting through three Bodog opponents, Thompson was offered his title fight with Eddie Alvarez, a previously undefeated fighter. After winning his fight against Alvarez on April 14, 2007, Thompson has since defended his title twice.[1]

World Victory Road

Nick's final title defense against John Troyer was the last fight on his contract with Bodog.[6] Rumors of his intent to sign with World Victory Road were confirmed with his addition to the organization's March 3, 2008 inaugural Sengoku show. Nick was scheduled to face Fabricio Monteiro in his debut.[7] He won this debut against Monteiro via three-round unanimous decision.[1]

He is still currently competing in World Victory Road with his last two fights being losses to Dan Hornbuckle and Taisuke Okuno both by way of Knockout.

EliteXC

Nick fought Jake Shields on July 26, 2008 for the newly created EliteXC Welterweight title, losing via submission in the first round.

Strikeforce

On February 25, 2009 in a radio interview, Thompson confirmed that he has signed on with California based Mixed Martial Arts promotion Strikeforce. Thomson stated in his interview that he could be fighting as early as April 11, 2009.[8]

Shine Fights

Nick signed a multi-fight deal with upstart, Ohio and Florida based promotion, Shine Fights. Before even making his debut, he was requested to a new deal.[9]

Ultimate Glory

Nick was supposed to fight Siyar Bahadurzada at Ultimate Glory 12 on Oct. 16th, 2010 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, but had to pull out at the last minute due to an injury. He was replaced by Derrick Noble.

Personal life

Nick lives in LaCrosse Wisconsin with wife Molly.[4][10] The couple had their first child, a daughter named Claire Elizabeth Thompson on July 24, 2009.[11]

As a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Nick was a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity.

Video games

On 17 November 2009, he was confirmed on the roster of EA Sports MMA.

Mixed martial arts record

|- | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center| 38–14–1 | United States Ben Askren | Decision (unanimous) | Bellator 40 | 02011-04-09April 9, 2011 |align=center| 3 |align=center| 5:00 |Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States | |- | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center| 38–13–1 | Japan Taisuke Okuno | KO (punch) | World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku Raiden Championships 14 | 02010-08-22August 22, 2010 |align=center| 3 |align=center| 0:27 |Saitama, Japan | |- | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center| 38–12–1 | United States Dan Hornbuckle | TKO (punches) | World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 10 | 02009-09-23September 23, 2009 |align=center| 2 |align=center| 1:30 |Saitama, Japan | |- | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center| 38–11–1 | United States Tim Kennedy | Submission (punches) | Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg | 02009-06-19June 19, 2009 |align=center| 2 |align=center| 2:37 |Kent, Washington, United States | Fought at 185 lb |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 38–10–1 | England Paul Daley | Decision (unanimous) | MFC 20 | 02009-03-20February 20, 2009 |align=center| 3 |align=center| 5:00 |Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 37–10–1 | United States Travis McCullough | Submission (punches) | MT 18 | 02009-01-17January 17, 2009 |align=center| 1 |align=center| 2:38 |Madison, Wisconsin, United States | |- | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center| 36–10–1 | United States Jake Shields | Submission (one-arm guillotine choke) | EliteXC: Unfinished Business | 02008-07-26July 26, 2008 |align=center| 1 |align=center| 1:03 |Stockton, California, United States | For EliteXC Welterweight championship |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 36–9–1 | Brazil Michael Costa | Submission (kimura) | Sengoku 3 | 02008-06-08June 8, 2008 |align=center| 2 |align=center| 4:13 |Saitama, Japan | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 35–9–1 | Brazil Fabricio Monteiro | Decision (unanimous) | Sengoku 1 | 02008-03-05March 5, 2008 |align=center| 3 |align=center| 5:00 |Tokyo, Japan | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 34–9–1 | United States John Troyer | Submission (rear-naked choke) | Bodog Fight: Thompson vs. Troyer | 02008-03-01February 1, 2008 |align=center| 1 |align=center| 3:46 |Las Vegas, Nevada, United States | Defended Bodog Fight Welterweight Championship |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 33–9–1 | England Mark Weir | TKO (punches) | Bodog Fight: Vancouver | 02007-08-24August 24, 2007 |align=center| 1 |align=center| 4:01 |Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 32–9–1 | United States Eddie Alvarez | TKO (punches) | Bodog Fight: Clash of the Nations | 02007-04-14April 14, 2007 |align=center| 2 |align=center| 4:32 |St. Petersburg, Russia | Won Bodog Fight Welterweight Championship |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 31–9–1 | Costa Rica Dustin Denes | TKO (punches) | Bodog Fight: Costa Rica | 02007-03-18February 18, 2007 |align=center| 1 |align=center| 1:27 |Costa Rica | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 30–9–1 | Russia Ansar Chalangov | Submission (rear naked choke) | Bodog Fight: USA vs Russia | 02006-12-02December 2, 2006 |align=center| 1 |align=center| 4:59 |St. Petersburg, Russia | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 29–9–1 | United States Joe Winterfeldt | TKO (referee stoppage) | Twin Cities Throwdown 3 | 02006-10-21October 21, 2006 |align=center| 1 |align=center| N/A |Burnsville, Minnesota, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 28–9–1 | United States Davion Peterson | Submission (rear-naked choke) | Bodog Fight: Costa Rica | 02006-08-22August 22, 2006 |align=center| 3 |align=center| N/A |Costa Rica | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 27–9–1 | United States Steven Bratland | Submission (rear naked choke) | XKK: St. Joseph | 02006-07-15July 15, 2006 |align=center| 1 |align=center| N/A |St. Joseph, Minnesota, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 26–9–1 | United States Yancy Cuellar | TKO (punches) | XKK: St. Joseph | 02006-07-15July 15, 2006 |align=center| 1 |align=center| N/A |St. Joseph, Minnesota, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 25–9–1 | United States Chris Wilson | Submission (kimura) | Absolute Fighting Championships 17 | 02006-03-01February 1, 2006 |align=center| 2 |align=center| 2:08 |Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States | |- | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center| 24–9–1 | Armenia Karo Parisyan | Submission (punches) | UFC 59: Reality Check | 02006-04-15April 15, 2006 |align=center| 1 |align=center| 4:44 |Anaheim, California, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 24–8–1 | United States Alex Carter | Submission (triangle choke) | EFX: Fury | 02006-12-02December 2, 2006 |align=center| 1 |align=center| N/A |Minnesota, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 23–8–1 | United States Anthony White | Submission (strikes) | Madtown Throwdown 6 | 02006-01-13January 13, 2006 |align=center| 1 |align=center| N/A |Madison, Wisconsin, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 22–8–1 | United States Keith Wisniewski | Decision (unanimous) | UFC 56: Full Force | 02005-11-19November 19, 2005 |align=center| 3 |align=center| 5:00 |Las Vegas, Nevada, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 21–8–1 | United States Josh Neer | Submission (rear-naked choke) | Extreme Challenge 64 | 02005-10-15October 15, 2005 |align=center| 2 |align=center| 2:19 |Osceola, Iowa, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 20–8–1 | United States Dereck Keasley | Submission (choke) | Freestyle Fighting Championship 16 | 02005-09-24September 24, 2005 |align=center| 1 |align=center| 3:48 |Tunica, Mississippi, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 19–8–1 | United States Victor Moreno | Submission (guillotine choke) | Freestyle Fighting Championship 16 | 02005-09-24September 24, 2005 |align=center| 2 |align=center| 0:52 |Tunica, Mississippi, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 18–8–1 | United States Chris Connelly | Decision (unanimous) | Freestyle Fighting Championship 16 | 02005-09-24September 24, 2005 |align=center| 2 |align=center| 5:00 |Tunica, Mississippi, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 17–8–1 | United States Brian Fitzsimmons | KO (punches) | Madtown Throwdown 4 | 02005-07-09July 9, 2005 |align=center| 1 |align=center| N/A |Madison, Wisconsin, United States | |- | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center| 16–8–1 | United States Ed Herman | TKO (injury) | Hand 2 Hand Combat | 02005-06-17June 17, 2005 |align=center| 1 |align=center| N/A |Canton, Ohio, United States | |- | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center| 16–7–1 | Japan Yushin Okami | Submission (elbow injury) | GCM: D.O.G. 2 | 02005-06-11June 11, 2005 |align=center| 1 |align=center| 0:29 |Tokyo, Japan | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 16–6–1 | United States Marcel Ferreira | TKO (punches) | Absolute Fighting Championships 12 | 02005-04-30April 30, 2005 |align=center| 3 |align=center| 2:48 |Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 15–6–1 | United States Joey Clark | Submission (armbar) | XKK: St. Paul | 02005-04-23April 23, 2005 |align=center| 1 |align=center| 3:01 |St. Paul, Minnesota, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 14–6–1 | United States Nuri Shakir | Submission (triangle choke) | CZ 10: Ground War | 02005-04-02April 2, 2005 |align=center| 2 |align=center| 3:07 |Revere, Massachusetts, United States | |- | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center| 13–6–1 | United States Paul Purcell | KO (punches) | Freestyle Combat Challenge 18 | 02005-03-05March 5, 2005 |align=center| 2 |align=center| N/A |Racine, Wisconsin, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 13–5–1 | United States Brian Green | TKO (punches) | Madtown Throwdown 2 | 02005-03-19February 19, 2005 |align=center| 1 |align=center| N/A |Madison, Wisconsin, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 12–5–1 | United States Brian Gassaway | Decision (unanimous) | Combat: Do Fighting Challenge 2 | 02005-03-05February 5, 2005 |align=center| 3 |align=center| 3:00 |Illinois, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 11–5–1 | United States Jesse Chilton | Submission (rear-naked choke) | Freestyle Combat Challenge 17 | 02005-01-08January 8, 2005 |align=center| 3 |align=center| N/A |Racine, Wisconsin, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 10–5–1 | United States Darren Hines | Submission (guillotine choke) | Xtreme Fighting Organization 4 | 02004-12-03December 3, 2004 |align=center| 1 |align=center| 0:19 |McHenry, Illinois, United States | |- | Draw |align=center| 9–5–1 | United States Daryl Guthmiller | Draw | XKK: Fridley | 02004-11-05November 5, 2004 |align=center| 3 |align=center| 5:00 |Fridley, Minnesota, United States | |- | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center| 9–5 | United States Brian Ebersole | TKO (punches) | Freestyle Fighting Championships 12 | 02004-09-24September 24, 2004 |align=center| 1 |align=center| N/A |Racine, Wisconsin, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 9–4 | United States Sean Huffman | Submission (choke) | Freestyle Fighting Championships 12 | 02004-09-24September 24, 2004 |align=center| 2 |align=center| N/A |Racine, Wisconsin, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 8–4 | United States John Renken | TKO (punches) | Freestyle Fighting Championships 12 | 02004-09-24September 24, 2004 |align=center| 1 |align=center| N/A |Racine, Wisconsin, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 7–4 | United States Ricky Seleuce | Submission (twister) | Madtown Throwdown 1 | 02004-08-21August 21, 2004 |align=center| 1 |align=center| N/A |Madison, Wisconsin, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 6–4 | United States Thiago Goncalves | Submission (punches) | Freestyle Combat Challenge 15 | 02004-06-12June 12, 2004 |align=center| 2 |align=center| 2:39 |Racine, Wisconsin, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 5–4 | United States Brian Moore | Submission (guillotine choke) | Ultimate Battleground | 02004-06-04June 4, 2004 |align=center| 1 |align=center| 0:28 |Madison, Wisconsin, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 4–4 | United States Jeff Doyle | TKO (corner stoppage) | XKK: Mayhem in Marshfield | 02004-05-15May 15, 2004 |align=center| 2 |align=center| N/A |Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States | |- | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center| 3–4 | United States Mike Quinlan | Submission (rear-naked choke) | Absolute Fighting Championships 8 | 02004-05-01May 1, 2004 |align=center| 2 |align=center| 0:16 |Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 3–3 | Brazil Emyr Bussade | Decision (unanimous) | Freestyle Combat Challenge 14 | 02004-03-06March 6, 2004 |align=center| 2 |align=center| 5:00 |Racine, Wisconsin, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 2–3 | United States Kyle Helsper | Submission (rear-naked choke) | Freestyle Combat Challenge 13 | 02004-01-10January 10, 2004 |align=center| 2 |align=center| 2:16 |Racine, Wisconsin, United States | |- | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center| 1–3 | United States Dan Hart | Submission (guillotine choke) | Freestyle Combat Challenge 12 | 02003-10-18October 18, 2003 |align=center| 1 |align=center| 0:17 |Racine, Wisconsin, United States | |- | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center| 1–2 | United States Dustin Denes | Submission (triangle choke) | Absolute Fighting Championships 5 | 02003-09-05September 5, 2003 |align=center| 1 |align=center| 1:45 |Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States | |- | style="background:#bfd; color:black; vertical-align:middle; text-align:center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |align=center| 1–1 | United States Kyle Helsper | Submission (punches) | Freestyle Combat Challenge 11 | 02003-06-28June 28, 2003 |align=center| 1 |align=center| N/A |Racine, Wisconsin, United States | |- | style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |align=center| 0–1 | United States Dan Hart | KO (punches) | Freestyle Combat Challenge 10 | 02003-03-22March 22, 2003 |align=center| 1 |align=center| N/A |Racine, Wisconsin, United States | |}[1]

See also

References

Videos

  • Nick Thompson Highlight

External links

  • Official Site
  • Official MySpace Page
  • Sherdog
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