Din Thomas News
Din Thomas puzzled by Jake Paul's comments on Kamaru Usman & Luke Rockhold: "It’s very contradictory"
Fernando Quiles - August 28, 2022
Din Thomas perplexed by the sympathy MMA Twitter has shown Colby Covington: “You would have thought Jorge Masvidal ran up on Stephen Thompson”
Susan Cox - March 25, 2022
Coach Din Thomas praises Tyron Woodley for his handling of the Jake Paul knockout
Susan Cox - January 3, 2022
Din Thomas on Conor McGregor: "When things get a little tough for him, he kind of gives up"
Drake Riggs - January 20, 2021
Video | Matt Serra has verbal spat with Diego Sanchez's coach Joshua Fabia
Chris Taylor - September 25, 2020
Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra had an interesting run-in with Diego Sanchez’s coach Joshua Fabia this week. Fabia’s pupil, former UFC title challenger Diego Sanchez (31-12 MMA), is set to return to action at tomorrow night’s highly anticipated UFC 253 event. ‘The Nightmare’ is slated to square off with Jake Matthews in a welterweight bout on the preliminary card of Saturday’s pay-per-view event.
Din Thomas goes in-depth on his departure from American Top Team
Mike Pendleton - March 26, 2020
Din Thomas has been a coaching staple at American Top Team and has gotten most of his notoriety through his work with former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Thomas and Woodley have worked together for years and climbed up to championship heights back in 2016. They’ve stuck with each other throughout their journey. Thomas has worked with other fighters during his time at American Top Team but last week it was reported that he was parting ways with the team.
Din Thomas defends Dana White: "I'm all for Dana making all the fights happen"
Mike Pendleton - March 25, 2020
Although he was directly affected by the UFC having to postpone recent fight cards, MMA coach Din Thomas is praising UFC President Dana White for his efforts to push forward. Thomas was supposed to be in the corner for Tyron Woodley’s scheduled fight against Leon Edwards in London, but the UFC pulled the plug on that event even after they scrambled to move locations and possibly opponents for the main event. During an interview with On The Mic podcast, Thomas defended Dana White for his urgency and push to keep the UFC events continuing on.
Din Thomas on next move for Tyron Woodley: 'We want Colby,' but Edwards fight possible
Mike Pendleton - March 25, 2020
After having his fight against Leon Edwards postponed, former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley had other potential opponents willing to step in on short-notice for a fight. Unfortunately, none materialized, as the UFC officially postponed the UFC London event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With Colby Covington and Gilbert Burns both throwing their names into the hat to face Woodley, it seemed as though the former champion has moved on from Leon Edwards and shifted focus to facing Covington as the two have a long-standing rivalry between them.
Video | Din Thomas impersonates Stephen A Smith, tells Joe Rogan he can "catch these hands"
Chris Taylor - February 8, 2020
Din Thomas has released another video in which he impersonates Stephen A Smith, this in light of the ESPN analysts ongoing feud with Joe Rogan. The UFC commentator, Rogan, had taken issue with some of the comments made by Smith following Conor McGregor’s TKO victory over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246.
EXCLUSIVE | Din Thomas discusses Tyron Woodley's plans for 2019
Mike Pendleton - January 22, 2019
Current welterweight champion Tyron Woodley seems to have a planned scheduled for 2019, including his next title defense against Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 on March 2 in Las Vegas. While many expected Woodley’s next title defense to come against bitter rival Colby Covington, the champion accepted Usman without hesitation. Although he still plans on fighting Covington, Woodley has bigger plans for 2019 and that includes a run at the middleweight championship.
EXCLUSIVE | Din Thomas doesn't believe Amanda Nunes will fight at featherweight again
Mike Pendleton - January 22, 2019
Two-weight UFC champion Amanda Nunes made some headlines last week when she said that she was ‘done’ fighting at featherweight after she defeated former champion Cris Cyborg in 51 seconds at UFC 232 to become the UFC’s first ever two-weight women’s champion. While Nunes stated that many knew the featherweight division was only made for the arrival of Cyborg, another featherweight, Megan Anderson took exception to Nunes’ comments and called for her to be stripped of the title. As the division’s future is up in the air, one person close to Nunes believes she won’t fight again at featherweight.
EXCLUSIVE| Din Thomas opens up on training Greg Hardy: 'I know he can become a UFC champion'
Mike Pendleton - January 18, 2019
Greg Hardy will be making his promotional debut at UFC Brooklyn on Saturday, when he takes on Allen Crowder in the ESPN+ co-main event. The placement of Hardy on the card has drawn plenty of criticism from plenty of people not only cause of Hardy’s past but also because Rachael Ostovich is on the card as well. Hardy, well-known as former defensive end superstar in the NFL, had his career cut short due to domestic violence allegations which will be the dark cloud that follows him every single day throughout his career.
Coach Din Thomas breaks down the 'four categories' of mixed martial artist
Tom Taylor - January 10, 2019
Din Thomas and Joe Rogan discuss the importance of telling fighters when to retire
Tom Taylor - January 9, 2019
Din Thomas, one of the coaches at American Top Team, and a former fighter himself, says he has no problem telling his fighters when it’s time to hang up the gloves. Thomas opened up on the topic in a conversation with Joe Rogan on the Joe Rogan Experience MMA Show. https://youtu.be/iTLbaarXoW8
EXCLUSIVE | Din Thomas says if there's anyone who can beat Cris Cyborg, it's Amanda Nunes
Mike Pendleton - December 29, 2018
If anyone knows Amanda Nunes, it’s her friend Din Thomas, who coaches at American Top Team. Din Thomas isn’t afraid to be honest with his fighters and he doesn’t sugarcoat things when breaking down and evaluating their matchups and opponents. As Amanda Nunes prepares to face women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, a woman that has been labeled unbeatable throughout her recent career, she finds herself in a role that Thomas says fits her best. That role, as an underdog, is the same one she filled when she headlined UFC 200 against Miesha Tate, when she became champion, and again when she faced UFC Hall Of Famer Ronda Rousey, who Nunes put away in the first minute at UFC 207.