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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Strikeforce Signs Olympic Gold Medalist Jim Thorpe
Strikeforce has signed Jim Thorpe, a gold medalist in the 1912 Olympics and accomplished professional player in football, baseball and basketball, to a multi-bout contract, the organization announced in a press release yesterday. Though dead since 1953, Thorpe has long been considered an elite athlete of the highest caliber, and it's anticipated that he will be added to Strikeforce's light-heavyweight ranks. Said Strikeforce Necromancer Scott Coker, "We are excited about having Jim Thorpe compete for us. I flew down to American Kickboxing Academy to watch him train, and while Thorpe has some learning to do, he looked impressive against Bobby Southworth and Paul Buentello. I think he's going to be a great fit." At this time it's unclear when Thorpe will have his first fight, although a match-up against 205-pound champ Gegard Mousasi will likely be in the cards.
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