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Din Thomas arrested after allegedly running illegal matches

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wolfgarnaud

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Din Thomas, well-known in the Ultimate Fighting Championship world, was arrested Tuesday after police say he ran “illegal cage fighting” matches at a local training studio that he runs, a police spokesman said.
Thomas, 31, faces a felony prohibited competitions charge after police got a tip Oct. 19 about the matches at a facility he uses in St. Lucie West.http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2007/oct/30/ultimate-fighting-celebrity-din-thomas-accused-run/

Post #1   10/30/07 2:36:37PM   

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That writer Greenlee is a retard. What is more brutal getting hit in the head a couple of hundred times or getting taken down and choked for all of about 3 to 5 seconds till you tap and then let go, he writes like every fight ends up being a blood bath or something. He made MMA out to look like something that it is not.

Post #2   10/30/07 2:57:44PM   

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Sounds like a case of semantics to me.


Training/practice competition OR unsanctioned bouts.


If the participants were getting paid and the spectators had to pay admission then this is a different story, but until I hear more I am on Din's side for now.

Post #3   10/30/07 3:01:39PM   

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The only thing that concerns me about this is the number of spectators, but i agree, if they wernt paying admission fees and were guest/members at the gym.....this is bogus

Post #4   10/30/07 3:08:17PM   

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He could say he was charging one day gym membership fees to see how a sparing match goes

Plus he just messed up his knee he needs some cash coming in from somewhere

Post #5   10/30/07 3:10:00PM   

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is he in trouble with the UFC now too?

Post #6   10/30/07 3:15:13PM   

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Posted by chokesetterjake

is he in trouble with the UFC now too?




I don't think so, at least, not yet.

He has only been arrested and not convicted of anything.

Post #7   10/30/07 3:24:32PM   

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Isnt this a call to create Amateur MMA??

Post #8   10/30/07 3:27:56PM   

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Thomas is well known in the world of ultimate fighting, commonly known as mixed martial arts,


What the #@**. Since when is it commonly known as MMA. That is excactly what it is called. NOT Ultimate anything.

Post #9   10/30/07 3:39:24PM   

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what he should have done is have all the fighter sign something sayin they are a part of his gym and they are doing a hard sparing work out, and the people that came to watch it he should has charge because they where privite classes and to watch and learn it is only $20 lol

Post #10   10/30/07 7:02:43PM