Din Thomas Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who Is Din Thomas?
Din Thomas, born September 28, 1976, is a third degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and retired American mixed martial artist. Thomas was born in Wilmington, Delaware and lived there until he was 12 years old when he moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida. He grew up playing baseball and football but just did not find an interest in playing team sports. Just before his 18th birthday, Thomas was arrested after an altercation and had to spend weekends in prison for the next year. Soon after, he began to turn his life around as he turned his attention to Jiu Jitsu and began training at a small local gym.
What this article covers:
- Who Is Din Thomas?
- How Old Is Din Thomas?
- How Much Is Din Thomas Worth?
- Din Thomas Fight List
- Din Thomas Best Fight of All Time
- Din Thomas’s Record
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Din was featured on The Ultimate Fighter 4: The Comeback, and he is a UFC 41 Lightweight Tournament Semifinalist. Thomas is a third degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Ricardo Liborio, and he currently runs both a Jiu Jitsu and an MMA gym in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Some of Thomas’s most notable wins in the UFC are against high level fighters such as Clay Guida, Matt Serra, Jens Pulver, and others.
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How Old Is Din Thomas?
Born September 28, 1976, Din Thomas is 44 years old.
Din Thomas’s Family
Din Thomas and his wife have a son named Ethon.
How Much Is Din Thomas Worth?
Din Thomas has a net worth of approximately $1.9 Million.
How Tall Is Din Thomas?
Din Thomas stands at 5 feet and 9 inches tall.
How Much Does Din Thomas Weigh?
Having most recently fought in the featherweight division, Din Thomas weighs approximately 143 pounds.
Din Thomas Fight List
As Thomas entered the UFC, he had already compiled an MMA record of 12-1. Some of his early fights were against competitors who rose to the highest levels, including future UFC Champion Jens Pulver, Caol Uno, and others. Thomas made his UFC debut against future UFC Lightweight and Welterweight Champion B.J. Penn at UFC 32. Thomas lost this fight by TKO in the first round.
Returning to face Fabiano Iha at UFC 33, Thomas won by unanimous decision. As Thoma’s only loss prior to signing with the UFC was against Caol Uno, they faced each other again in a rematch at UFC 39 to determine the new UFC Lightweight Champion. After the fight went all three rounds, Thomas lost by unanimous decision.
His next fight took place at UFC 41 against Matt Serra. Thomas won the fight by unanimous decision, however some interesting controversy took place. One of the judges of the fight accidentally placed his score for Thomas in a column that was reserved for Serra, and Serra was mistakenly announced as the winner. The mistake was discovered shortly and Thomas and his team were notified that Thomas had in fact won by split decision. Following this bout, Thomas did not fight again for the next 3 years.
Thomas stood as a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 4 where he scored a first round victory against Mikey Burnett, but went on to lose by decision to his training partner Chris Lytle in the semi-finals. In the finale, Thomas returned to face Rich Clementi who he defeated with a rear naked choke during the second round.
After suffering a knee injury during a takedown attempt against Kenny Florian at UFC Fight Night 11, Thomas was defeated by a rear naked choke submission. Doctors later said that the takedown attempt caused Thomas to tear his meniscus as well as stretch his PCL. Following his recovery from his injury, his last UFC fight took place against Josh Neer at UFC Fight Night 13. Thomas lost this fight by unanimous decision, and was later released from his UFC contract.
Following this loss, Thomas decided to drop a weight class to fight at 145 pounds in the featherweight division. His featherweight debut took place against Dustin Pieken, where Thomas won by a triangle choke in the first round. His next two featherweight bouts resulted in TKO wins against Gabe Lemley and Dustin Pague.
Thomas then signed with the promotion Shine Fights, and was expected to make his debut against Ricardo Mayorga, however Mayorga was granted an injunction which prevented him from fighting. For his next fight after a 2 year lay off, Thomas was scheduled to fight at Fight Time 7 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on a promotion rub by his boxing trainer from American Top Team. Just prior to the fight, Thomas was in a car accident and suffered injuries which prevented him from fighting.
Since his professional fighting career ended, Din Thomas devoted his time to coaching. He first began coaching at Mike Metzger;s Internal Power Karate School in 1999, and had also owned multiple Jiu Jitsu schools. He was recruited to become one of the primary coaches at American Top Team in 2015, and stayed there until 2020 when he decided to leave and pursue his own MMA camp. Thomas was partially affiliated with American Top Team for nearly 20 years.
On top of his career in martial arts, Thomas also dabbled in acting. He appeared in the 2007 Gotham Award-nominated film, Loren Cass, which premiered at CineVegas Film Festival in the US as well as an international premiere at the Filmmakers of the Present competition at Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland.
Thomas also had a run-in with the law after being arrested in 2007 for “felony prohibited competitions” at his gym in Florida. The Assistant State Attorney’s office ended up not following through with the charges and dismissed the case. Although he has had some ups and downs throughout his career, Din Thomas made a remarkable impact on the world of MMA, and continues to teach those who share his passion for the art.
Din Thomas Best Fight Of All Time
Din Thomas’s best fight of all time is widely considered to be his fight against Matt Serra at UFC 41. This was one of the biggest names Thomas had faced to date, and it was an exciting back and forth match that went the distance. Din won this fight by unanimous decision, but one of the judges mistakenly placed his scorecard in the wrong column and Serra was wrongly announced as the winner. The mistake was discovered and corrected, causing a bit of controversy but coining Thomas with the well fought victory.
Who Did Din Thomas Lose To?
In the UFC Din Thomas has lost to B.J. Penn, Caol Uno, Kenny Florian, and Josh Neer.
In several other fight promotions Din Thomas has lost to Amar Suloev, Tyrone Glover, Luciano Azevedo, and Georgi Karakhanyan.
Din Thomas’s Record
Din Thomas has a professional MMA record of 26-9.
Din Thomas Injuries
In a takedown attempt against Kenny Florian while headlining the main event at UFC Fight Night 11, Din Thomas tore his meniscus and stretched his PCL, resulting in his loss of the fight. Thomas was also injured in a car accident prior to his fight at Fight Time 7 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which was to be his return to fighting after a 2 year layoff.
Is Din Thomas Retired?
Din Thomas announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on January 2, 2014. Since then, he has devoted his time to coaching and running both of his academies.
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