Bodog's Welterweight Champ No Longer “Fainting Goat”

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Bodog Fight's Welterweight Champ No Longer “Fainting Goat”

For Immediate Release

October 18 , 2007

Some guys fight over women. Nick Thompson became a fighter just to impress one.

“A few years ago I went to see a mixed martial arts show with my new girlfriend,” recalls the Minnesotan. “I wrestled a little bit in college so to try and impress her I told her I could do MMA. I started training the next week. I was awful, but I was hooked.”

Thompson was, in fact, so awful he was nicknamed “The Fainting Goat” for his unfortunate resemblance to an animal notorious for losing consciousness when frightened. Knocked out in his first pro fight by journeyman Dan Hart, Thompson would go on to lose three of his first four bouts.

One of those early defeats came at the hands of Florida's Dustin “Clean” Denes, who again provides the opposition as the two square off Tuesday, October 23 at 9 p.m. and midnight EST when Bodog Fight: Costa Rica Combat continues in Canada on The Score Television Network.

However, Denes (12-3-3) will face a much different Thompson this time around.

The man now known only as “The Goat” rebounded from his early missteps to amass a record of 31-9-1 en route to becoming the new Bodog Fight Welterweight Champion. Thompson's stunning knockout upset of formerly undefeated champ Eddie Alvarez (9-1) at Bodog Fight: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Lindland in St. Petersburg, Russia last April is also featured on this episode.

One last thing in case you were wondering: The girlfriend Thompson fought to impress? She's now his fianc.

Don't miss Bodog Fight: Costa Rica Combat, airing Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. and midnight EST in Canada on The Score.

Bodog Fight: The Complete First Series is now available on DVD. The four-disk set comes packed with more than ten hours of non-stop action and a ton of extra features, including fighter commentary, new behind the scenes footage and six never-before-seen fights. Plus, get a bonus limited edition CD featuring tracks from Bodog Music artists. Available now at better retailers everywhere and online at

About Bodog Fight

Since its inception in 2006, Bodog Fight has become one of the heavy-hitters in the world of mixed martial arts. Created by billionaire entertainment mogul and longtime MMA enthusiast, Calvin Ayre, Bodog Fight offers viewers a unique combination of action and allure from exotic locations throughout the world. Bodog Fight can be viewed in 100 million homes across North America and around the world on Some of Bodog Television's other programs include: a poker lifestyle and reality show, Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker; and an international million-dollar band search competition, Bodog Battle. For more information, contact Media Relations at 1-866-892-3371, or [email protected] BODOG is a registered trademark of Bodog Entertainment Group.

About Score Media Inc.

Score Media Inc. (TSX: SCR) is a media company committed to creating consumer value through creative solutions, technology, and innovation in response to sports fans' growing desire for increased participation in their consumption of sports content. Score Media's main asset is The Score Television Network , a national specialty television service providing sports, news, information, highlights and live event programming, available across Canada in more than 6.2 million homes. Score Media also operates Hardcore Sports Radio, a satellite radio network available across North America on SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and other interactive assets including, Score Mobile, and Score Poker.


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