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James Thompson Steps Up to Face Overeem @ Dream.12

(Man that thing’s hideous.)

British slugger James Thompson has lost his last four fights, and eight of his last ten. His career highlights include getting pwned in 11 seconds by Aleksander Emelianenko, accidentally starting a riot in Montreal, and losing to Kimbo Slice. All of which makes him an ideal candidate for Alistair Overeem‘s next victim. MMA Fanhouse is reporting that Overeem’s "TBA" opponent for this coming Sunday’s Dream.12 show will be The Colossus, who most recently got knocked out by Jim York at Sengoku 7. (Video of that fight is after the jump; yep, he’s still doing that ridiculous gong-and-dash thing.) We don’t expect Overeem vs. Thompson to play out much differently than Overeem vs. Sylvester; it’ll be a deadly striker vs. a befuddled brawler, and Big James is going to leave the ring with yet another concussion to add to his vast collection of brain injuries.

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jhaskins- October 19, 2009 at 7:27 pm
Is it me or does his ear have another ear inside of it?!??!? Looks like he should be an extra in Total Recall!
tallkitchenbags- October 19, 2009 at 6:32 pm
we need to see a close up, torn flesh, blood, pus, the works. c'mon potatonation.
tallkitchenbags- October 19, 2009 at 6:19 pm
get a close-up of that ear!!!
G Funk- October 19, 2009 at 6:13 pm
Is this the "Old_Bald_and_Irish" show? CP needs a posting limit!
Clyde- October 19, 2009 at 5:23 pm
I agree with Douchey. At least if they'd left it as TBA, Overeem would have to come up with more of a game plan than:

Clench fist.

Extend right arm.

Point towards opponent and brace.

Wait for oponnent to run directly into your fist.


SIR HAL- October 19, 2009 at 5:03 pm
james thompson is always very entertaining to watch fight.
the guy is an idiot who has the same freaking game plan over and over no matter who he fights. i think the ufc should give him a 3 fight deal just so we can really have something to laugh about. throw the dumb bastard in with the bad boys of the ufc. who would not want to see that. come on cp, post my damn comments please.
Clue-by-Four- October 19, 2009 at 3:11 pm
EFB, that deserves a t-shirt.
rpn452- October 19, 2009 at 2:46 pm
Pwned is uber lame.
Old_Bald_and_Irish- October 19, 2009 at 2:14 pm
Actually, Barc, I gotta agree with you.

I always thought that the whole "pwned" thing was pretty stupid, too.
Barc- October 19, 2009 at 2:06 pm
You're a monster.
Old_Bald_and_Irish- October 19, 2009 at 1:58 pm
@ Barc


...oops...ah...I meant

OMG!, wait...


...sorry...I'm doing nothing but helping to kill those babies.

I'm a bad man....
Barc- October 19, 2009 at 1:53 pm
Dear Ben,
Please never use the term "pwned" ever, ever, ever again. What the fuck is that, exactly, in technical terms? I don't believe that anyone who could actually fight their way out of a wet paper sack would ever feel accomplished in "pwn-ing" anything. There are legends that this nightmare of english literary surfaced in some life consuming on-line game, that it's an error in computer code. It's just furthering this horrible concept that if you can somehow spell a word wrong, it's cooler. I believe that your use of this piece of shit "word" is furthering illiteracy all across the globe. You're practically slapping the food out of the hands of starving children in remote parts of the world. How does that make you feel? You're killing babies. Please stop. Thank you.
NateGetsIrate- October 19, 2009 at 1:40 pm
You know... every now and then... it's kinda refreshing to see someone who looks big and tough get completely destroyed. And who better than Mr. Gong N' Dash to be on the recieving end of a manhandling.
NocturnalRob- October 19, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Just a little Kuato love for The Colossus
BigCountrysCholesterol- October 19, 2009 at 1:14 pm
Scott Coker, I am sure you spend your days reading the CagePotato reader comments like I do, so allow me to give you my two cents. Strip Overeem of the belt now, he is too busy beating the line cooks and bouncers of the world overseas to get off the juice (uh, allegedly) and defend his title. I think he is a great fighter, but get his ass back soon, or drop him. The Strikeforce belts are freakin cursed, man. At least Cung gave his up.
Da Spied Her- October 19, 2009 at 1:13 pm
Maybe Overeem can work on Thompson's other ear so he has a matching set.
Douchey McDoucherton- October 19, 2009 at 1:11 pm
TBA has a better shot than Thompson
Old_Bald_and_Irish- October 19, 2009 at 1:09 pm
@ NocturnalRob

Dude, it took me a minute to get the "Total Recall" reference!

Well done!
Savageleto- October 19, 2009 at 1:07 pm

I agree...

Although I think Overeem has the skills to be one... a guy of his caliber fighting someone like Thompson is an embarrassment.
Old_Bald_and_Irish- October 19, 2009 at 1:07 pm
Also, while I'm at it, I noticed that Herb Dean is #1 on the CagePotato Power Rankings for Referees.



Ben X 2, haven't you guys been watching this season of TUF? The awful reffing for Kimbo's fight? And then the next week waving around the arm of a man who has clearly passed on to the other side?

Those were back-to-back examples of some VERY poor reffing. He needs to drop down a couple of notches.

....just my 2 cents.
El Famous Burrito- October 19, 2009 at 1:06 pm
Yes, someone stop James Thompson from fighting so he can get back to work on curing cancer.
Old_Bald_and_Irish- October 19, 2009 at 1:03 pm
Ya know, the more I think about it, the more PATHETIC this news sounds.

Thompson is a gong-and-dash one-trick-pony with a jaw made outta balsa wood.

I agree. This fight isn't even competitive.

Which leads to the REALLY pathetic part: Overeem is dodging Strikeforce to fight Thompson???!!


Clearly, there is no way that Allister should be considered a top 10 competitor. Number 6 on the CagePotato Power Rankings?

I think not....

That list needs to get updated ASAP. Crushing cans and repeatedly sticking your knees into Cro Cops groin doesn't make you a Top 10'er.
Savageleto- October 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm
I meant while he still can breath on his own..
Old_Bald_and_Irish- October 19, 2009 at 12:54 pm
@ Savageleto

Thompsons never even been ahead.
NocturnalRob- October 19, 2009 at 12:49 pm
James...James...rush your Mars...