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Stephen Thompson Explains Why Conor McGregor Will Beat Dustin Poirier Again

Stephen Thompson is confident Conor McGregor will beat Dustin Poirier again. In the main event of UFC 257 on January 23, McGregor and Poirier are expected to have their rematch. It is a very intriguing matchup and one many are torn on who will win. Yet, for Thompson, he is...

Wonderboy: Leon Edwards Likely “Regretting” Not Fighting Me

Despite fighting a lower-ranked opponent, Stephen Thompson is just happy to have his next fight booked against Geoff Neal on Dec. 19. "I'm just looking get back out there and knock the cobwebs off a little bit," Thompson told MMA News. "Because I had been out with some injuries...

Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal Reported for December 19 Clash

Another welterweight clash is scheduled for December 19 when Stephen Thompson takes on Geoff Neal at UFC on ESPN+ 44. Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson and Geoff Neal will both be competing for the first time this year according to an ESPN report that pits the two against each other on December...

Stephen Thompson Explains Refusal To Fight Khamzat Chimaev

#5-ranked UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson currently has no plans to agree to fight Khamzat Chimaev. Khamzat Chimaev is without question one of the biggest stories in MMA of 2020. When it comes to newcomers, he’s an uncontested #1 in terms of buzz generated and projected potential. This is so indisputable...

Stephen Thompson Issues Nice Guy Call Out Of Leon Edwards

Stephen Thompson has called out Leon Edwards. Thompson, who is considered one of the nicest fighters in MMA, has taken to social media to call out the Englishman. "Wonderboy" is someone who doesn't call anyone out and says he will fight anyone as he just wants to compete and showcase...

Stephen Thompson Believes Costa Isn’t A Techincal Striker, Confident Adesanya Will ‘Have A Field Day’

Stephen Thompson is confident Israel Adesanya will beat Paulo Costa in the main event of UFC 253. For many pundits, the consensus is that either Costa will knock out Adesanya early or the champ will win late or a decision. Yet, for Thompson, he isn't too impressed with the Brazilian. “I...

Stephen Thompson Makes His Case As To Why He Should Fight Nick Diaz In His Comeback Fight

Stephen Thompson believes he should be the one to welcome Nick Diaz back to the UFC. Recently, Diaz's manager said his client would be coming back in 2021. That caused many UFC welterweight and middleweights to call for the fight but for Thompson, he believes he is the perfect fight...

Stephen Thompson On Colby Covington: He’s ‘Trying Way Too Hard’

Stephen Thompson is not impressed by Colby Covington's "gift of gab." Covington has been known to ruffle the feathers of his fellow fighters. The former interim UFC welterweight champion even targets competitors outside of his weight class. One minute he'll hurl digs at his former friend Jorge Masvidal, and the...

Stephen Thompson Says Jorge Masvidal Would Be ‘Different Animal’ If They Fought Again

Stephen Thompson believes a better version of Jorge Masvidal would show up if the two have a rematch. Back in Nov. 2019, Thompson and Masvidal shared the Octagon on the main card of UFC 217. The bout took place inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. Thompson emerged victorious...

Stephen Thompson Says Israel Adesanya Bout Could Lure Him To Middleweight

Two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson says a bout with Israel Adesanya could bring him to the 185-pound division. Thompson is focusing on climbing back up the 170-pound division. While "Wonderboy" has come up short in two UFC title opportunities against Tyron Woodley, "The Chosen One" is no longer...

Stephen Thompson Thinks ‘Re-Motivated’ Tyron Woodley Will Piece Up Gilbert Burns

Stephen Thompson sees Tyron Woodley having his way with Gilbert Burns. Woodley vs. Burns is set for a UFC event on May 30. UFC president Dana White wants the event to be held inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has yet to lift its...

Stephen Thompson Says Demian Maia Bout ‘Could Definitely Happen’

Stephen Thompson feels there is a high chance he'll be fighting Demian Maia in the future. Thompson returned to action this past Saturday night (Nov. 2) at UFC 244. "Wonderboy" took on Vicente Luque on the main card. Thompson picked up his first victory in two years. He did so...

UFC 244 Highlights: Stephen Thompson Decisions Vicente Luque

Stephen Thompson vs. Vicente Luque went the distance at UFC 244.  The two fighters met in a welterweight bout on Saturday night (November 2nd, 2019) at the UFC 244 pay-per-view event from Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. It was an entertaining striking affair for both fighters. Thomson...

Stephen Thompson Says Jorge Masvidal’s Rise Is ‘Inspirational’

Jorge Masvidal could very well be 2019's fighter of the year. He knocked out Darren Till in March, then he knocked out Ben Askren in five-seconds at UFC 239. Now, at UFC 244, he will headline the card against Nate Diaz. For Stephen Thompson, who beat Masvidal, and is...

Stephen Thompson Takes On Vicente Luque At UFC 244

Stephen Thompson didn't get his wish, while Vicente Luque has. 'Wonderboy' was asking for a fight against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 244 but instead will take on Vicente Luque. The American born-Brazilian in, Luque, was asking for a fight against Thompson and has gotten the fight. The news...