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Nick Thompson

Born June 23, 1981 (1981-06-23) (age 28)
Newport News, Virginia
Other names The Goat
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Style Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu jitsu
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Team Minnesota Martial Arts Academy
MMA record
Total 51
Wins 38
By knockout 10
By submission 22
Losses 12
Draws 1

Nicholas Delton Thompson (born June 23, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist. As of March 1st, 2010, he holds a professional mixed martial arts record of 38-12-1. He has fought professionally in both the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Bodog Fight. He is the former Bodog Fight Welterweight Champion. He holds wins over Eddie Alvarez, Josh Neer, Ansar Chalangov, Paul Daley, Mark Weir and Chris Wilson.[1]

Thompson became the Bodog Fight welterweight champion on April 14, 2007 at Bodog Fight - Clash of the Nations.

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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

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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]

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 was resigned to a new deal.[9]

Ron Foster (matchmaker for Shine Fights) said that he was working on getting Thompson on the Shine Fights 3 card, possibly against Danillo Villefort.

Personal life

Nick lives in Robbinsdale, Minnesota 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.

His nickname

Nick was named after an unfortunate animal breed, the “fainting goat,” after displaying the habit of getting knocked out almost on command during his early days in the gym. He shed half of his moniker when he showed a growing propensity to maintain consciousness, but the reminder is still there. While fans may raise their eyebrows at his resulting nickname, he's the Goat today only because he refused to get too comfortable on the floor. [12]

Video games

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

Mixed martial arts record

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss United States Dan Hornbuckle TKO (Strikes) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 10 9/23/2009 2 2:28 Japan Saitama, Japan
Loss United States Tim F Kennedy Submission (Strikes) ShoMMA 2: Villasenor vs. Cyborg2 6/19/2009 2 2:37 United States Kent, Washington, USA Fought @ 185 lbs
Win England Paul Daley Decision (Unanimous) MFC 20: Destined for Greatness 2/20/2009 3 5:00 Canada Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win United States Travis McCullough Submission (Punches) MT 18 1/17/2009 1 2:38 United States Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Loss United States Jake Shields Submission (Modified Guillotine Choke) EliteXC: Unfinished Business 7/26/2008 1 1:03 United States Stockton, California, USA For EliteXC Welterweight championship
Win Brazil Michael Costa Submission (Kimura) Sengoku 3 6/08/2008 2 4:13 Japan Saitama, Japan
Win Brazil Fabricio Monteiro Decision (Unanimous) Sengoku 1 3/5/2008 3 5:00 Japan Tokyo, Japan
Win United States John Troyer Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Bodog Fight - Thompson vs. Troyer 2/1/2008 1 3:46 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Defended Bodog Fight Welterweight Championship
Win England Mark Weir TKO (Strikes) Bodog Fight - Vancouver 8/24/2007 1 4:01 Canada Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Defended Bodog Fight Welterweight Championship
Win United States Eddie Alvarez TKO (Strikes) Bodog Fight - Clash of the Nations 4/14/2007 2 4:32 Russia St. Petersburg, Russia Won Bodog Fight Welterweight Championship
Win Costa Rica Dustin Denes TKO (Punches) Bodog Fight - Costa Rica 2/18/2007 1 1:27 Costa Rica Costa Rica
Win Russia Ansar Chalangov Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Bodog Fight - USA vs Russia 12/2/2006 1 4:59 Russia St. Petersburg, Russia
Win United States Joe Winterfeldt TKO (Referee Stoppage) Twin Cities Throwdown 3 10/21/2006 1 United States Burnsville, Minnesota, USA
Win United States Davion Peterson Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Bodog Fight - Costa Rica 8/22/2006 3 Costa Rica Costa Rica
Win United States Yancy Cuellar TKO XKK - St. Joseph 7/15/2006 1 United States St. Joseph, Minnesota, USA
Win United States Steven Bratland Submission (Rear Naked Choke) XKK - St. Joseph 7/15/2006 1 United States St. Joseph, Minnesota, USA
Win United States Chris Wilson Submission (Keylock) Absolute Fighting Championships 17 2/1/2006 2 2:08 United States Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Loss Armenia Karo Parisyan Submission (Strikes) UFC 59: Reality Check 4/15/2006 1 4:44 United States Anaheim, California, USA
Win United States Alex Carter Submission (Triangle Choke) EFX - Fury 12/2/2006 1 United States Minnesota, USA
Win United States Anthony White Submission (Strikes) Madtown Throwdown 6 1/13/2006 N/A United States Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Win United States Keith Wisniewski Decision (Unanimous) UFC 56: Full Force 11/19/2005 3 5:00 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win United States Josh Neer Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Extreme Challenge 64 10/15/2005 2 2:19 United States Osceola, Iowa, USA
Win United States Chris Conley Decision Freestyle Fighting Championship 16 9/24/2005 2 5:00 United States Tunica, Mississippi, USA
Win United States Victor Moreno Submission (Guillotine Choke) FFC 16 - Freestyle Fighting Championship 16 9/24/2005 2 United States Tunica, Mississippi, USA
Win United States Dereck Keasley Submission (Side Choke) Freestyle Fighting Championship 16 9/24/2005 1 3:48 United States Tunica, Mississippi, USA
Win United States Brian Fitzsimmons KO Madtown Throwdown 4 7/9/2005 N/A United States Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Loss United States Ed Herman TKO (Injury) H2H - Hand 2 Hand Combat 6/17/2005 1 United States Canton, Ohio, USA
Loss Japan Yushin Okami Submission (Elbow Injury) GCM - D.O.G. 2 6/11/2005 1 0:29 Japan Tokyo, Japan
Win United States Marcel Ferreira TKO Absolute Fighting Championships 12 4/30/2005 3 2:48 United States Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Win United States Joey Clark Submission (Armbar) XKK - St. Paul 4/23/2005 1 3:01 United States St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Win United States Nuri Shakir Submission (Triangle Choke) CZ 10 - Ground War 4/2/2005 2 3:07 United States Revere, Massachusetts, USA
Loss United States Paul Purcell TKO (Strikes) Freestyle Combat Challenge 18 3/5/2005 2 United States Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Win United States Brian Green TKO Madtown Throwdown 2 2/19/2005 N/A United States Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Win United States Brian Gassaway Decision Combat - Do Fighting Challenge 2 2/5/2005 N/A United States Illinois, USA
Win United States Jesse Chilton Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Freestyle Combat Challenge 17 1/8/2005 3 United States Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Win United States Darren Hines Submission (Guillotine Choke) XFO 4 - Xtreme Fighting Organization 4 12/3/2004 1 0:19 United States McHenry, Illinois, USA
Draw United States Daryl Guthmiller Draw XKK - Fridley 11/5/2004 3 United States Fridley, Minnesota, USA
Loss United States Brian Ebersole TKO Freestyle Fighting Championships 12 9/24/2004 1 United States Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Win United States Sean Huffman Submission (Choke) Freestyle Fighting Championships 12 9/24/2004 2 United States Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Win United States John Renken TKO Freestyle Fighting Championships 12 9/24/2004 N/A United States Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Win United States Ricky Seleuce Submission (Twister) Madtown Throwdown 1 8/21/2004 1 United States Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Win United States Thiago Goncalves Submission (Strikes) Freestyle Combat Challenge 15 6/12/2004 2 2:39 United States Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Win United States Brian Moore Submission (Guillotine Choke) Ultimate Battleground 6/4/2004 1 0:28 United States Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Win United States Jeff Doyle TKO (Corner Stoppage) XKK - Mayhem in Marshfield 5/15/2004 2 United States Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA
Loss United States Mike Quinlan Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Absolute Fighting Championships 8 5/1/2004 2 0:16 United States Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Win Brazil Emyr Bussade Decision Freestyle Combat Challenge 14 3/6/2004 2 5:00 United States Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Win United States Kyle Helsper Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Freestyle Combat Challenge 13 1/10/2004 2 2:16 United States Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Loss United States Dan Hart Submission (Guillotine Choke) Freestyle Combat Challenge 12 10/18/2003 1 0:30 United States Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Loss United States Dustin Denes Submission (Triangle Choke) Absolute Fighting Championships 5 9/5/2003 1 1:45 United States Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Win United States Kyle Helsper Submission (Strikes) Freestyle Combat Challenge 11 6/28/2003 1 United States Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Loss United States Dan Hart KO (Punch) Freestyle Combat Challenge 10 3/22/2003 1 United States Racine, Wisconsin, USA

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