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Thompson to test Slice's cage credentials

Fight fans will never confuse James Thompson's chin for a slab of concrete. But what the British fighter lacks in whiskers, he more than makes up for in will and heart.

Originally Published: May 28, 2008
By Michael Woods | Special to ESPN.com

Kimbo Slice's transcendent personality in MMA has brought a whole bunch of eyeballs to mixed martial arts, in the same general manner that Mike Tyson's compelling mixture of assaulting excellence and surprising introspectiveness lured curious people to the sweet science back in the mid to late '80s.

Some of these newbies may be pleasantly surprised to learn that many fighters are some of the most down-to-earth, grounded, humble souls you'll find shedding sweat and blood in any athletic ...

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