James Thompson – The Colossus
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.
James Thompson links:
James Thompson on Wikipedia
James Thomson on Twitter
James Thompson on Facebook
James Thompson Blog
James Thompson website
James Thompson on YouTube
James Thompson interview on London Real
‘Open’ by Andre Agassi
American Top Team
People mentioned in this episode:
Robert Anton Wilson