Darren Till calls out Stephen Thompson, then realizes you can’t be angry at ‘Wonderboy’

After Stephen Thompson threw some uncharacteristic shade Darren Till’s way, the Brit reacted in the way most might expect, by offering “Wonderboy” the chance to face him again. Till narrowly edged Thompson in their 2018 fight in his hometown of Liverpool, where he missed weight by three pounds. That fact was brought up in a […]

Stephen Thompson unsure about fighting during pandemic, prefers Leon Edwards fight over Colby Covington

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Stephen Thompson has had to wait a while to follow up on his most recent win and given the current situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic, it could be longer still. “Wonderboy” has been on the shelf since suffering injuries to both of his hands in his last […]

Video: What the Heck: Episode 2 with Stephen Thompson, Merab Dvalishvili, Laura Sanko, Colby Covington and Francis Ngannou

On this week’s episode of What the Heck, former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson (4:25) discusses the new UFC 249 main event between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje, whether or not he would take a fight during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and who he would like to face when he returns to action. Surging […]

Stephen Thompson breaks down potential Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal fight

Stephen Thompson is right back in the mix at 170 pounds. Thompson snapped a two-fight losing skid with a masterful performance against Vicente Luque this past November, proving he’s still a threat in the division. UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is projected to face Jorge Masvidal next, an opponent “Wonderboy” is familiar with. Thompson is […]

Unfiltered Episode 380: In Depth with Stephen Thompson and Mr. T

On today’s episode of UFC Unfiltered: In Depth with Stephen Thompson and Mr. T Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Max Holloway, Stephen Thompson share comical videos depicting quarantine life

@BlessedMMA, Twitter For anyone that needs a reminder to practice social distancing during this coronavirus outbreak, Max Holloway and Stephen Thompson have found creative ways to provide one. Former UFC featherweight champion Holloway took to Twitter to share a re-imagining of his family and friends living out their quarantine as a wholesome sitcom a la […]

Stephen Thompson was in agony when he rewatched the first time he got knocked out

Everyone should take notes from Stephen Thompson on how to handle a loss. Throughout his entire kickboxing and MMA career, two-time UFC welterweight title challenger “Wonderboy” had never been stopped in a fight. But that ended at UFC on ESPN+ 6 in Nashville at the hands of former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, who had moved […]

The Weekly Grind: Holly Holm, Michelle Waterson, Henry Cejudo, Stephen Thompson to appear on Celebrity Family Feud

What makes professional fighters so relatable? At first glance, probably nothing. But take away the gloves, gis, and bulging hematomas, and they’re actually not so different than the rest of us. These posts prove even the toughest fighters are only human after all. Here is the latest edition of “The Weekly Grind.” View this post […]

UFC 246 free fight: Anthony Pettis hands Stephen Thompson his first KO loss

Anthony Pettis faced a stiff test in his UFC welterweight debut. Pettis, the former UFC lightweight champion, took on two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 6 in Nashville, and came in as a sizable betting underdog. In a matchup of karate vs. taekwondo, the two exchanged […]

MMA injury report: Stephen Thompson avoids surgery; Henry Cejudo on schedule

It’s no secret that MMA is a grueling sport. Injuries occur everywhere from the training room to the cage, and sometimes even beyond that. Injuries can cause the best set plans to fall by the wayside, derail careers or worse. Still, though, the overwhelming majority of fighters overcome their physical setbacks and eventually find their […]

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson won’t need surgery on broken hands from UFC 244

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson will have to wait another month or two before hitting anything. But he got some welcome news this week after suffering two broken hands in his win over Vicente Luque at UFC 244. In a text message to MMA Fighting on Thursday, Thompson wrote he’ll need approximately six […]

Vicente Luque to take time off, focus on evolution for mid-2020 return after Stephen Thompson loss

Vicente Luque pocketed another ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus in 2019 against Stephen Thompson. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Vicente Luque sees the glass half full after having his six-fight winning streak snapped by Stephen Thompson at UFC 244. A few days removed from the three-round “Fight of the Night” showdown at Madison Square Garden, […]

Stephen Thompson not giving up on UFC title: ‘I know I’m the best in this division’

NEW YORK – Stephen Thompson still has goals of becoming the world champion. Thompson (15-4-1 MMA, 10-4-1 UFC) put on a clinic this past Saturday at UFC 244 when he stopped the winning streak of the surging Vicente Luque with a unanimous decision win that resulted in a “Fight of the Night” bonus. The former two-time […]

Stephen Thompson: Nate Diaz Didn’t Want Any More of Jorge Masvidal After First Round

Stephen Thompson wound back the clock at UFC 244 this past weekend, putting on a clinical striking performance against Vicente Luque to put himself back into title contention at 170 pounds. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Vicente Luque Admits Stephen Thompson ‘Exposed Many Things in My Game’ at UFC 244

Vicente Luque started well enough at UFC 244, as he bothered opponent Stephen Thompson with forward pressure and aggression during the opening stanza of their featured welterweight bout. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Stephen Thompson disappointed with way Masvidal vs. Diaz ending at UFC 244, wanted winner next

NEW YORK – Nice guy Stephen Thompson wanted the baddest guy next. At the UFC 244 post-fight news conference at Madison Square Garden in New York after a unanimous decision win over Vicente Luque (17-7-1 MMA, 10-3 UFC), Thompson (15-4-1 MMA, 10-4-1 UFC) said he would have loved to face the winner of Jorge Masvidal […]

Stephen Thompson Says Win Over Vicente Luque Felt ‘Amazing’

It had been almost two years to the day since Stephen Thompson lasted tasted victory and on Saturday night, that sweet taste overloaded his taste buds once again and he couldn’t be happier. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Stephen Thompson thinks hand was broken in UFC 244 fight

Vicente Luque and Stephen Thompson | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It was clear to anyone watching that Stephen Thompson’s win over Vicente Luque was a difficult one, but the toll it took on him was even greater than it seemed at first glance. “Wonderboy” earned a unanimous decision over Luque to snap a two-fight skid […]

UFC 244 Bonuses: Thompson, Luque, Lee, Anderson Pocket $50K Checks

Stephen Thompson and Vicente Luque showed that there were welterweights other than Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz worth watching at UFC 244. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC 244 results: Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson bloodies, batters Vicente Luque in return to win column

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson had something to prove at UFC 244. Following back-to-back losses including a shocking knockout suffered to Anthony Pettis in his last outing, Thompson put on a striking showcase to batter and bloody Vicente Luque before winning a unanimous decision after three rounds. The scorecards read 30-26, 30-26 and […]

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