Friday, December 05, 2008

James Thompson likely to return at Jan. 4 Sengoku event

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James Thompson (14-9), a veteran heavyweight who hasn't fought since a high-profile loss to Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson in MMA's first ever network-television main event, will likely return to action on Jan. 4 at World Victory Road's upcoming Sengoku event.

Thompson's manager, Ken Pavia, discussed the likely return during Thursday's edition of TAGG Radio (, the official radio partner of (

It'll be Thomspon's WVR debut, though he had been offered one previous fight in the organization: against highly touted rookie and U.S. Olympic hopeful Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal.

"He was offered King Mo (Lawal) in Japan, but it was on three weeks' notice, and it was not an advisable fight," Pavia said. "You're talking about a wrestler of that caliber on three weeks' notice. So we politely declined, and they offered us [another fight]."

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