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Aug 12, 2016 1:43 pm

Tyron Woodley reacts to news of Stephen Thompson fight

Friday afternoon, UFC President Dana White revealed that Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson would be getting the next welterweight title shot. The news came after a period of uncertainty following Woodley’s UFC 201 knockout win over Robbie Lawler at the end of last month. Following the win, Woodley shut Thompson down on the FS1 post-fight show, calling...

Aug 2, 2016 9:42 am

Stephen Thompson analyzes Robbie Lawler’s loss to Tyron Woodley

When Tyron Woodley stepped into the Octagon Saturday night in the main event of UFC 201 to fight Robbie Lawler, welterweight #1 contender Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson was paying close attention. Thompson, who was on the FS1 broadcasting team for the evening, knew he would likely be fighting the winner of the scrap. Ultimately, Tyron Woodley...

Aug 2, 2016 7:07 am

Stephen Thompson responds to Tyron Woodley shutting him down

In the main event of UFC 201 this past weekend, Tyron Woodley shocked the world as he knocked out Robbie Lawler just minutes into their main event fight. Following the win, Woodley appeared on the Fox Sports 1 post-fight show to discuss the bout. During the show, welterweight #1 contender Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson asked Woodley...


Jul 30, 2016 10:15 pm

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley calls out Nick Diaz, shuts down Stephen Thompson

While Stephen Thompson may be the welterweight #1 contender following his unanimous decision win over Rory MacDonald earlier this year, newly crowned welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is looking for a money fight with MMA veteran Nick Diaz. Diaz, whose suspension recently ended, is on a 2-fight losing streak, with his most recent fight being a...

Jul 3, 2016 10:29 am

Stephen Thompson: “What else do I have to do for a title shot?”

Following his recent victory over former title challenger Rory MacDonald, top welterweight contender Stephen Thompson is still awaiting word on what his next from the UFC. “Wonderboy” has reeled off seven straight victories, including a first-round knockout of former champion Johny Hendricks this past February. Thompson spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour where...

Jun 25, 2016 9:29 am

Stephen Thompson: “I know I can knock Robbie Lawler out”

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson put the welterweight division on notice earlier this month when he picked up a unanimous decision win over Rory MacDonald in Ottawa, Canada. The win was an extremely impressive one for Thompson, who picked apart MacDonald, stuffed several takedowns, and fought out of a few submissions, over the course of the fight....

Jun 21, 2016 4:04 pm

Dana White blasts fans criticizing Stephen Thompson vs. Rory MacDonald fight

This past weekend, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson and Rory MacDonald squared off in a highly anticipated matchup of welterweight contenders for a title shot against the winner of Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley. The fight, which went the full 5 rounds, was an extremely technical matchup between two of the best strikers in the welterweight division....

Jun 20, 2016 11:58 am

PHOTO | Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson still friends after fighting

Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson put their friendship aside for five rounds in the Octagon as the two fought in the main event of UFC Fight Night 89 over the weekend. “Wonderboy” was able to pick up a unanimous decision victory over MacDonald and has likely positioned himself as the next fighter to be in...

Jun 19, 2016 9:43 am

Pros react to Stephen Thompson’s win over Rory MacDonald

Stephen Thompson likely secured himself a welterweight title shot at UFC Fight Night 89 last night after he scored a decision victory over Rory MacDonald in the evening’s main event. Here is how the pros reacted to “Wonderboy’s” big win: I feel like @rory_macdonald is blocking his nose most the fight. — Tyron T-Wood Woodley...

Jun 18, 2016 11:09 pm

VIDEO | Stephen Thompson vs. Rory MacDonald (highlights)

In the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: 89’, Stephen Thompson and Rory MacDonald squared off in an incredible matchup that saw the welterweight #1 contender crowned. Thompson used his elite level striking to to pick apart MacDonald, ultimately winning a unanimous decision, and likely getting a crack at the winner of UFC 201’s Lawler...

Jun 18, 2016 10:31 pm

UFN 89 Results: Stephen Thompson defeats Rory MacDonald via decision

A welterweight bout between former title challenger Rory MacDonald (18-4 MMA) and top contender Stephen Thompson (13-1 MMA) served as the main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 89 card in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Round one begins and both men start slow trying to find their range. Rory shoots in and dives on a leg...

Jun 18, 2016 9:06 am

Rory MacDonald & Stephen Thompson predict Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley

Saturday night in Ottawa, former teammates Rory MacDonald and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson will square off in a highly anticipated matchup of welterweight contenders that will likely see the next welterweight title challenger crowned. The winner of MacDonald vs. Thompson will likely be facing the winner of UFC 201’s Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley scrap, which...

Jun 17, 2016 10:50 pm

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson staredown

Friday afternoon, the fighters of ‘UFC Fight Night: Ottawa’ hit the scales ahead of their scheduled bouts on Saturday night. In the main event of the card, #2 ranked welterweight Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson will square off with #1 ranked welterweight Rory MacDonald in what many believe to be a #1 contender fight. In the video...

Jun 14, 2016 11:41 am

VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre predicts Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson

This Saturday on Fox Sports 1, Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson will square off in a pivotal welterweight matchup that will likely see the new welterweight #1 contender crowned. Ahead of the fight, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, who is friends with, and has trained with both men, gave his preview of the bout...

Jun 13, 2016 1:42 am

Stephen Thompson is not happy with the UFC welterweight title picture

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson is not happy that his next fight isn’t for the welterweight title. Thompson will face Rory MacDonald at UFC Fight Night 89, which takes place in Ottawa, Canada on June 18. This fight will likely determine the next in line to fight for the welterweight title. Thompson, however, feels he already should...

Jun 12, 2016 8:34 am

Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson statistical breakdown

A key welterweight fight between top contenders Rory MacDonald (18-3 MMA) and Stephen Thompson (12-1 MMA) will headline next weekend’s UFC Fight Night event in Ottawa. Here is a statistical comparison of the two fighters competing in next weekend’s main event (via @Fightnomics): Main Event next weekend-really intriguing matchup. Wonderboy's striking stats are bonkers, but...

Jun 11, 2016 11:04 am

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson preview

On June 18th, two elite members of the UFC’s welterweight division, Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson, will square off in a pivotal welterweight matchup that could see the next welterweight title challenger determined. For MacDonald, the fight will be his first since his brutal UFC 189 fight with Robbie Lawler for the welterweight championship, in...

May 26, 2016 10:30 am

PHOTO | Rory MacDonald brings in ‘Karate Expert’ for bout with Stephen Thompson

UFC welterweight contenders Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson are set for battle at UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on June 18. MacDonald and head coach Firas Zahabi have brought in some help to train for their fight with Thompson, who comes from a karate background. Zahabi posted the following photo to twitter...

Mar 25, 2016 9:52 pm

Chris Weidman training with Stephen Thompson ahead of Luke Rockhold rematch

On June 4th Chris Weidman will look to reclaim his UFC middleweight championship from Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC 199. In the pair’s first meeting, Weidman suffered the first defeat of his professional MMA career as Rockhold dominated the fight from start to finish, ultimately picking up a 4th round TKO win....

Mar 19, 2016 8:29 pm

Stephen Thompson on fight with Rory Mac: “I don’t know what the UFC was thinking”

When Stephen Thompson defeated former UFC welterweight title holder¬†Johny Hendricks via first-round TKO at last month’s UFC Fight Night 82 event, he was hoping that the UFC would grant him with a title shot against current champ Robbie Lawler. Instead, the UFC opted to match “Wonder Boy”¬†up against former title challenger and ‘close friend’ Rory...

Mar 12, 2016 11:38 am

Stephen Thompson wanted title shot against Robbie Lawler

Last month, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson picked up the biggest win of his professional MMA career as he became the first man to stop former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. Thompson showcased his elite level striking skills as he picked Hendricks apart and ultimately rocked the champ before finishing with a flurry of strikes that forced...

Mar 4, 2016 3:58 pm

Stephen Thompson vs. Rory MacDonald headlines UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa

During today’s UFC Unstoppable press conference, UFC president Dana White announced that a key welterweight bout between Stephen Thompson and Rory MacDonald will headline June’s UFC Fight Night 89 event in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Stephen Thompson is coming off a spectacular showing against former title holder Johny Hendricks, whom he TKO’d in the very first-round...

Feb 13, 2016 7:46 am

Stephen Thompson politely fires back at Tyron Woodley

Back at UFC 192 Tyron Woodley and former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks were slated to square off to decide who would get a crack at Robbie Lawler’s welterweight championship. Hendricks had a weight-cut mishap and was rushed to the hospital. Woodley was ultimately awarded the title shot by UFC President Dana White. Lawler went...