Yea, Silva makes me want to barf. I hadn't seen any more Thompson fights, I was just going on his record since that fight. Looking at who he beat, you are right on with your assesment. Bunch of nobodies. Japanese culture seems to have a wierd fetish for giant guys (sumo, Bob Sapp, etc.). But yea, Alex and Fedor are both incredible. There is a great video somewhere of Alex and Fedor in a Sambo fight. It's hard to appreciate what a big guy Alex is until you see how he towers over Fedor.