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Stephen Thompson Refuses To Watch Paul Brothers, Would Rather Slap Them

Stephen Thompson is not having any of the Paul Brothers' nonsense and will not be watching the Paul vs. Askren bout. Stephen Thompson is the latest UFC fighter to give his opinion about Ben Askren stepping in to face Jake Paul in a boxing match. Thompson is not a...

Gilbert Burns & Stephen Thompson Agree To Fight At UFC 264

Stephen Thompson will get his wish of facing a top-5 opponent when he takes on the #2-ranked Gilbert "Durinho" Burns. Ever since Stephen Thompson defeated Geoff Neal last December, he began lobbying hard for an opponent ranked in the top-5 of the welterweight division. He was even reduced to...

Stephen Thompson Hopes An Injury/Fall Out Gives Him Top-5 Opponent

Stephen Thompson is growing more frustrating by the day from waiting to be booked against a top-ranked opponent. It has been four years since Stephen Thompson has challenged for the UFC welterweight championship, and he continues trying to maneuver himself into a position where he can get a third crack...

Stephen Thompson To Edwards After UFC Vegas 21: “Come On, Man”

Stephen Thompson is not a fan of the way Leon Edwards has handled himself in the aftermath of last Saturday's UFC Vegas 21 event. UFC Vegas 21 did not have a conclusion that anyone saw coming, including Belal Muhammad, who was blinded by a vicious (albeit unintentional) eye poke from...

Stephen Thompson Wants Nate Diaz Next If No One In Top-5 Want To Fight Him

Stephen Thompson is just looking to fight but he knows the majority of the top-five at welterweight don't want to fight him. Currently, only Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal are booked against one another, besides that, no other top-five welterweight is booked. Thompson has made it clear he is open...

Stephen Thompson Responds To Covington’s Roast: “Fight Me, Bro”

Stephen Thompson has responded to Colby Covington. Covington recently blasted 'Wonderboy' for claiming to still be a boy but almost being 40. He also claims all Thompson does is "drive around in his karate van with karate kids, and he watches cartoons." Although Covington was making fun of Thompson, the welterweight...

Stephen Thompson Makes His Case For Title Shot Over Leon Edwards

Stephen Thompson believes he deserves a title shot more than Leon Edwards. At UFC Vegas 21, Edwards made his return to the Octagon against Belal Muhammad who stepped up on short notice. Early on in the fight, Edwards had success but in the second round, he poked Muhammad in the...

Colby Covington Blasts Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson & Gilbert Burns

Colby Covington doesn't appear to be interested in fighting Stephen Thompson or Gilbert Burns. Covington, who has not fought since he TKO'd Tyron Woodley in the fifth round, has been holding out for a title shot. Yet, with Kamaru Usman set to rematch Jorge Masvidal at UFC 261, many pundits...

Matchmaking The Top Of UFC’s Welterweight Division After UFC Vegas 21

In the main event of UFC Vegas 21, Leon Edwards was making his return against Belal Muhammad. The hope was the fight would add some clarity to the top of the crowded welterweight division, but that is far from the case. Early on in the fight, Edwards was having a...

Stephen Thompson Wants Covington Or Diaz Next If He Doesn’t Get Title Shot

Stephen Thompson has his eyes on his next possible opponent for his next fight. After Thompson defeated Geoff Neal at UFC Vegas 17 on December 19, he called for a top-five opponent. However, after Kamaru Usman defeated Gilbert Burns to defend his belt, many thought a title shot could be...

Stephen Thompson Doesn’t See Himself Fighting If Father Isn’t In Corner

Stephen Thompson understands why Khabib Nurmagomedov chose to retire after his father passed away. Stephen Thompson, who has his father as his head coach, said he would do what Nurmagomedov did and that is retire from MMA if his dad wasn't in his corner. “I don’t see myself doing it without...

Chiesa Open to Fighting Thompson if Covington Is Off The Table

Michael Chiesa is hoping to fight Colby Covington next but would accept a bout against Stephen Thompson if he doesn't get his wish. At UFC Fight Island 8, Michael Chiesa earned a dominant decision win over Neil Magny. After the fight, he called out Colby Covington. Although Chiesa knows there...

Stephen Thompson Promises To Be Welterweight Champion In 2021

Stephen Thompson is confident he will be the UFC's welterweight champion by the end of the year. Thompson is on a two-fight winning streak and coming off a dominant decision win over Geoff Neal. After the win over Neal, "Wonderboy" called for a top-ranked guy, but whether or not he...

Stephen Thompson Says He Will Consider Khamzat Chimaev The ‘Real Deal’ If He Beats Leon Edwards

Stephen Thompson, like many, still have a lot of unanswered questions surrounding Khamzat Chimaev. In the main event of the January 20 Fight Night card, Chimaev is set to battle Leon Edwards. It is a very intriguing matchup and one that will really prove if the Swede is legit as...

Stephen Thompson Calls Out Jorge Masvidal, Masvidal Responds

After defeating Geoff Neal in the UFC Vegas 17 main event, Stephen Thompson is now turning his attention to a rematch against Jorge Masvidal next. In 2017, Stephen Thompson took home a unanimous decision victory over Jorge Masvidal in a competitive bout. Since then, Jorge Masvidal went on to make...