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Fights of the Day: Shawn Tompkins Gets Knocked Out Four Times

I don’t know much about Shawn Tompkins, besides the fact that he briefly replaced Bas Rutten as coach of the Los Angeles Anacondas last year, and the fighters he trains at Xtreme Couture seem to revere him. Now that it’s been reported that Tompkins will be heading up the Xtreme Couture team for the IFL’s 2008 season, I decided to do some digging. It turns out that his professional fight career was brief, spanning only four fights in a Canadian MMA league called UCC. All four fights ended with him getting mounted and pounded out in the first round. You’d think he’d want to learn how to defend himself against that after his second GnP loss, but it didn’t happen. Below are the endings of all four of those fights. Ironically, one of Shawn’s IFL proteges was Chris Horodecki — now you see where he gets his ground game.

Shawn Tompkins vs. Matt Rocca, 6/2/00

Shawn Tompkins vs. Steve Vigneault, 8/12/00

Shawn Tompkins vs. David Loiseau, 5/12/01

Shawn Tompkins vs. Joel Leblanc, 10/19/01

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Coach Rob- June 22, 2008 at 8:08 pm
Lou..just kidding man...Shawn is a great trainer..and a good guy. At least he knows how to take a punch.....Good Life Fitness couldn't afford him now. The Coach never looks down on a fighter unless he is helping him up.
Reg- May 17, 2008 at 8:48 pm
that record that you dug up does not include his 37 vale tudo style fights that he won by elbows competing in other countries...he is a top notch striking coach
Lou- March 8, 2008 at 5:11 am
Low blow Coach Rob!
Coach Rob- March 3, 2008 at 4:48 pm
He should go back to teaching cardio kick boxxing at Good life Fitness
Cory- February 28, 2008 at 6:16 pm
I love how Vigneault looks shocked when Tompkins goes down. Like, what the hell did I hit him with. He even gives Tompkins like 5 seconds to recover and the dude is just flopping around on the ground.
Brent- January 11, 2008 at 2:01 am
Getting beat the same way each time may be undefendable. But Steve Vigneault is a decent fighter and Loiseau if he ever got his head straight is a contender.
Adam- January 10, 2008 at 1:29 am

They didn't hire him as their freakin' jiu jitsu coach. They hired him to be a striking coach. He's a renowned kickboxing trainer.
TitoG- January 9, 2008 at 1:45 am
I always here this guy talked about, how he's from Xtreme Couture and is a badass. I never knew what this guys credentials were, but after seeing this I wonder how the hell Couture hired him as a trainer.
Dizzle- January 8, 2008 at 10:18 pm
Wow poor guy. Shawn should give free clinics on the proper way to work yourself into a full mount.
BIG CHRIS- January 8, 2008 at 8:38 pm
Some guys are better coaches then they are fighters....Look at Tito Ortiz for example.....then on the other hand some guys are great fighters and can't coach for Ken Shamrock....