Biography(references)Thomas was born in Wilmington, Delaware, where he lived until he was 12 years old. Thomas flirted with baseball and football growing up, but ultimately did not have a serious interest in team sports because he did not like negatively affecting his teammates. He had recently broken up with his girlfriend, and in a fit of rage beat up her new boyfriend at her house. The young Thomas was charged with battery and had to spend his weekends in prison for the next year. Soon, he turned his attention to jiu-jitsu and began training in a small academy near his home.
Fighter Trivia(references)He also appeared in the 2007 Gotham Award-nominated independent feature film Loren Cass which had its United States premiere at Dennis Hopper's CineVegas Film Festival and its international premiere in the prestigious Filmmakers of the Present competition at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland. Thomas was arrested on October 30, 2007, on a charge of "felony prohibited competitions" in Port St. Lucie, Florida at his training gym. As of November 30, 2007, the Assistant State Attorney's office decided not to file formal charges against Thomas and filed paperwork dismissing the charge on which he was arrested.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: UFC 41 Lightweight Tournament Semifinalist
UFC: Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Clay Guida
UFC: Submission of the Night (One time) vs. Jeremy Stephens
World Extreme Fighting: World Extreme Fighting Lightweight Championship (Three times)
Reality Super Fighting: Reality Super Fighting Lightweight Championship (Two times)
International Sport Combat Federation: ISCF World Lightweight Championship (One time)
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