James Thompson – The Colossus

00:00 Trailer.
01:43 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
08:32 Brian’s Introduction.
09:31 Looking back three years.
16:45 Love hate relationship with MMA.
18:16 The MMA fighter as another entity and how a lost fight affects that persona.
24:51 Believe what you want to believe.
25:46 James’ and Kimbo Slice’s journey into the MMA.
31:44 James Thompson v Kimbo Slice first fight.
39:39 Preparing for the second James Thompson v Kimbo Slice fight.
45:57 Gambling. James speaks openly about his battle with his addiction.
54:20 Does introspection hinder James’ talents?
59:35 The ego and self-belief of MMA fighters.
1:06:30 James perspective on the UFC.
1:11:30 Brian’s thanks to James for talking about gambling, an addiction not talked about enough.
1:16:20 Advice to the 20 year old MMA fighter.
1:18:40 Success secrets.
1:19:45 Telephone call to the 20 year old James Thompson.
1:21:25 Best advice ever received.
1:22:34 Final advice to the young MMA fighter.
1:24:37 Opening doors to new opportunities without fear.

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Dominic Jones

Another interesting video. James’ courage shines through. Thank you.

Mikkel Grum Bovin
Mikkel Grum Bovin

Goddam i like this bloke !

John Robinson

Insightful. R.A.W is an interesting guy too! (“The Illuminatus! Trilogy” – Dillinger! Who knew!?) Alan Watts also good to listen to. Yet AGAIN Brian, “needs” are serviced in this very open and honest interview. There is power in being vulnerable. If only i had come of that courage! Good stuff. Having just read another bio of Buffett, he talk about failing conventionally. I had to laugh about the book comment -> if it fails, it will be just like the other 99%. Kinda gives you permission dont it!? Also insightful where James talks about an over-invested identity. This puts a… Read more »

Malcolm Larri

Very brave honesty here. A very complicated personality indeed!

Karin Schroeck-Singh
Karin Schroeck-Singh

Interview was okay, found James’ indirect eye-contact a bit distracting.

Justin Justy
Justin Justy

Learned a lot thank you

Mark Smith

Really enjoy listening to James – very down to earth and seems like a nice guy… I wouldn’t want to get him angry though 🙂
Excellent interview Brian!

Louise Carrier

Fantastic interview 🙂 Brilliant point 1:15mins in about thinking outside yourself; thinking about others even at your lowest points 🙂