Georges St-Pierre, Stephen Thompson Returning To Karate Combat
Both Georges St-Pierre and Stephen Thompson will have key roles in the upcoming 2022 season of Karate Combat.
Former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre and Stephen Thompson are back with Karate Combat.
The pair have signed new agreements with the promotion.
St-Pierre and Thompson have taken roles as Karate Combat Sensei, which will see them play prominent roles in Karate Combat programming throughout 2022 and beyond.The role – Thompson’s first for the promotion – expands on the Season Sensei role occupied by St-Pierre and Lyoto Machida in last year’s Karate Combat: Season 3 and will see both veteran karate stylists share their knowledge and experience with Karate Combat viewers and fighters alike.“There’s a lot of good talent here, I can’t wait for people to see what’s coming. I like the fights, I like the production and I’m happy that now karate fighters have a place where they can turn pro. Karate Combat offers a place where all the karate styles meet each other and it’s very fast-paced, very exciting, a lot of finishes,” said St-Pierre.“If Karate Combat would have existed years ago, I would surely have competed in it. Now my serious competition years are behind me, I think I serve better as a sensei. A sensei is not only an instructor but a teacher. It goes beyond being a coach. You teach guys about life, not only what’s in the gym.”Thompson, a sixth-dan in Kempo Karate and top-ranked UFC welterweight, said “I’m following in GSP’s footsteps here in becoming a Karate Combat Sensei. I’m here to give fans the breakdown of what’s going on and also give some hints and tips to the fighters as well. “There was nothing for karate guys back in the day to make a living back in the day, now Karate Combat is here. It’s very exciting and I am looking forward to playing my part in taking things to the next level.”Karate Combat: Season 4 is scheduled to premiere this summer and will be televised worldwide in over 100 territories. Details of Details of the season premiere, broadcast platforms and line-up will be released in the near future via Karate.com
Leave a Comment