Saturday, February 2, 2008

Nick “The Goat” Thompson Successfully Defends His Title, Will He Vacate It?

Former Wisconsin resident, Nick “The Goat” Thompson successfully defended his MFC/Bodog Welterweight Title last night in Las Vegas, Nevada against John Troyer according to Sherdog.

John Troyer, the Hook n Shoot Middleweight Champion, put up a good fight slamming Thompson to the canvas and breaking his nose. It would not be enough to stop the champion, who would regain his composure and work his ground and pound from half guard. Looking to get out of danger, Troyer gave up his back and Thompson was able to finish his opponent via a rear naked choke at 3:46 in round one.

Thompson (34-9-1) has now successfully won 10 straight fights and not a single bout in that streak has gone to a decision. With BodogFight losing money, they have adopted a new strategy and business model in regards to their promoting of fights and that has caused them to lose most of their roster of fighters including Chael Sonnen, Matt Lindland, and Eddie Alvarez. It is unlikely that Thompson, whose contract is now fully exercised with the promotion, will return to the company to defend his title again.

Thompson has admitted in interviews this week, that he is currently being suited by several different companies including, the UFC (USA), Hardcore Fighting Championships (Canada), and World Victory World (Japan) as well as hearing offers from BodogFight.

It is likely that Thompson is going to sign his next contract with World Victory Road in Japan. You may have been reading about World Victory Road this week as they just held a press conference announcing the signing of Takanori “Fireball Kid” Gomi. Gomi is widely considered to be among the top lightweights in the world.

Wisconsin Combat Sports will keep you posted when news related to his signing becomes available. To read my earlier article on Nick “The Goat” Thompson, click here.

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