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The MMA Depressed-us: Colossal ‘Megapunk’ Show

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Zane Simon, Connor Ruebusch, and Phil Mackenzie are back once again and watching the worst fights they can find. This week they’re focusing their attention at the career high/low-lights of PRIDE/DREAM/Strikeforce/Bellator veteran James Thompson with Rob Broughton vs. James Thompson at Cage Rage 17, Mariusz Pudzianowski vs. James Thompson at KSW 17, and Bobby Lashley vs. James Thompson at Super Fight League 3.

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Every now and then the MMA Depressed-us gets reminded of a fighter we’ve missed. Someone who has made an entire career out of improbably weird, bad, or simply just uncomfortable cage fighting. Today, that man is James ‘The Colossus’ Thompson.

While Thompson never made it to the UFC, he’s been a popular attraction in MMA promotions across the globe—having competed for PRIDE, DREAM, KSW, Bellator, Sengoku, and EliteXC among others. So, in honor of his contribution to the world of fighting, we’ve picked out a few rare gems.

This week we’re watching, James Thompson vs. Rob Broughton from Cage Rage 17, James Thompson vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski from KSW 17, and James Thompson vs. Bobby Lashley from SFL 3. Enjoy.

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