Nick Thompson, ranked a top 10 welterweight, is the latest fighter to sign with the ever-growing Strikeforce organization. He will be allowed to keep his commitment to the Japanese MMA organization Sengoku, while competing for the San Jose-based company as well.“[Strikeforce] just called me today and they’re going to pick me up,” Thompson said. “So I am now with Sengoku and Strikeforce.”
Thompson stated it is possible that he could be fighting on Strikeforce’s April 11th “Shamrock vs. Diaz” card at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
“They asked me how soon I would want to fight, and I said throw me in the frying pan, let’s go,” he emphatically stated.
Thompson is hoping to get a call from Sengoku to compete on one of their promotions later this year, most likely a Grand Prix Tournament, however in typical Japanese MMA fashion, that phone may be ringing at the last minute.
“I know they’re planning on doing a welterweight tournament sometime this year and I’m planning on winning it,” he said about fighting in Japan.
For now, he is thrilled that he has the luxury of fighting for two solid organizations.
“I think Strikeforce is a really good promotion. I’ve heard good things about them,” Thompson stated. “The guys who I’ve spoke to in the organization seem to treat it like a business, and that’s really the type of guys I enjoy working with.”