Thompson may have improved since that fight, but he hasn’t been tested by anybody that is anywhere near Alex’s level.
I don’t consider ko’ing cans and newcomers to be a big deal at all. DSE seems to want to market him, and until they change their minds he’ll keep winning. He is not a top 10 heavyweight, and will never be.
If you downloaded Shockwave, you have to agree that Giant Silva is a total joke, and should never be allowed into Pride again.
If you bought it, you missed out on that fight and four others, including Alex E.'s exciting match-up with Nastula, who is quick to gas but obviously talented.
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.