In the world of MMA fighting, there are the big dogs…and then there’s The Colossus. James Thompson is a man built to embrace his ring name, and his larger than life appearance also packs a heavy punch that his opponents know all too well.
But what if we were to tell you that there’s more to Thompson behind that hulking exterior? What if it were possible to get a glimpse of what he’s really made of? Luckily for you, you’ve come to the right place.
The London Real has conducted an exclusive interview with The Colossus himself revealing that there’s more to this impressive man than the nickname provides. Read this article to learn more about him – and perhaps even gain a better understanding of yourself!
Most of us don’t get to learn much about the powerhouses of the MMA world outside of their sports stats. We know that they’re entertaining and they’re skilful at what they do, but the line is usually drawn there. However, James Thompson not only allows us to learn more about who he is but is willing to engage in the conversation.
Standing at six foot five and weighing in at around 270 pounds, Thompson is an aggressive fighter in the ring that will make any of his opponents regret standing toe to toe with him. However, The Colossus also happens to have a strong mentality to go along with his powerful force.
In his exclusive interview, James Thompson speaks on a number of different matters surrounding the MMA, including his overall record, the essence of the bout, his persona to the people, the shadowy world of betting and gambling, his first fight (and upcoming second bout) with Kimbo Slice, and more.
After watching this interview, you’ll have a much healthier understanding of Thompson’s work and his attitude towards life. Make sure you listen in on this incredible podcast and be inspired by this incredible man’s achievements despite the odds!
It’s pretty clear that there’s more to James Thompson than any of us ever knew, and we can tell that his good nature and strong work ethic will set him up for future success. That being said, it’s time for you to unleash your inner colossus and become someone great in your own right. We can help you to make that happen.
At the London Real, we make it our mission and our passion to help people like you find success in every aspect of life. Our podcasts feature a host of exclusive interviews from important and influential figures, and we cover a wide range of subjects including the arts, culture, science, health, lifestyle changes, and so much more.
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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
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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