Born September 21, 1978. Is an American mixed martial artist, currently signed to Bellator MMA, where he currently works as an analyst and competes in the promotions lightweight division. A professional competitor since 2001, Thomson has also competed in PRIDE, Strikeforce, UFC, the World Fighting Alliance, and appeared at Dynamite!! 2010. Thomson is a former Strikeforce World Lightweight Champion and a former Strikeforce U.S. Lightweight Champion.