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