by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Former UFC and Sengoku veteran, Nick “The Goat” Thompson, has signed a new multi-fight deal with Shine Fights as the promotion announced on Wednesday, and he is expected to debut with the organization in the coming months.

Nick Thompson, a Minnesota native, has competed in several top organizations all over the world, beating some of the best welterweights the sport has to offer.

While competing for Bellator Fighting Championships, Thompson defeated former title holder, Eddie Alvarez, and also holds a win over current top ten UFC stand-out, Paul “Semtex” Daley.

Thompson, who also is a practicing attorney, will move into the Shine welterweight division where they hope he will add to their growing roster of top fighters competing in 2010.

“Nick is a world-class fighter, and we’re extremely excited to feature him in our shows,” said Shine Fights matchmaker Ron Foster.

Falling on somewhat tougher times of late, Thompson has dropped his last two fights to top ranked competitors, Dan Hornbuckle and Tim Kennedy (at 185lbs) and hopes to bounce back and stay more active with Shine.

“Over three years I’d gone 22-2 at welterweight, and I couldn’t get a fight,” Thompson said in the Shine press release. “It was really frustrating, if you look at my record, I had 50 fights in five years, and all of a sudden I’m going down to two fights in a year. I’m going out of my mind.”

Shine has yet to announce the time or venue for their next event, but they are expected to make something official in the coming weeks.