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Jun 9, 2017 11:04 pm

Stephen Thompson warming up to idea of Georges St-Pierre fight

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson has remained adamant that he wouldn’t fight his friend and former teammate Georges St-Pierre. With that being said however, after dropping a decision to Tyron Woodley earlier this year in a highly anticipated rematch for the welterweight title, Thompson appears to be warming up to the idea. He...

Jun 9, 2017 9:12 am

Stephen Thompson breaks down Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia

While Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia have no date finalized for their highly anticipated welterweight title fight, all signs point towards Maia getting the next welterweight title fight against the champ. That fight has the MMA community torn on their predictions for the scrap, with many wondering stylistically how the pair will matchup given that...

Jun 8, 2017 1:04 pm

Stephen Thompson discusses desired return fight

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson has been absent from the Octagon since his UFC 209 showdown with Tyron Woodley for the welterweight championship, a highly anticipated rematch from their UFC 205 co-main event showdown that saw Woodley retain the belt in a majority draw effort. Following the rematch at UFC 209, Thompson...


May 16, 2017 6:56 am

Stephen Thompson replies to Jorge Masvidal callout

Could a Stephen Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal fight be in the cards?  Last weekend, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal took on Demian Maia in what looked like a welterweight number one contender fight. Though Masvidal was the sharper man on the feet, he fell victim to Maia’s legendary grappling...

Apr 11, 2017 9:18 am

VIDEO | Stephen Thompson scores incredible knockout in kickboxing match

https://www.facebook.com/SoaTheHulk/videos/1308152085887395/ It’s no secret that UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson possesses some of the best striking in the entire UFC given his Karate background. Thompson won numerous International Kickboxing Federation (IKR) championships in the early 2000s. In addition, Thompson never lost a match, going a perfect 37-0 throughout the course of his kickboxing career. When Thompson...

Apr 6, 2017 10:11 am

Stephen Thompson weighs in on what could come next for Tyron Woodley

Despite two valiant efforts, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson has now failed twice to swipe the UFC welterweight title from Tyron Woodley. Given this, he will now re-enter the exciting welterweight contendership race in an effort to earn himself a third crack at gold. Speaking with BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor, Thompson gave his take on what should be...

Apr 5, 2017 11:07 am

Stephen Thompson confident brother-in-law Chris Weidman will “do work” against Mousasi

This weekend, the UFC will touch down in Buffalo, New York with UFC 210. In this anticipated card’s co-main event, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will take on dangerous Dutchman Gegard Mousasi. The bout will mark Weidman’s opportunity to bounce back from two straight losses: a TKO against Luke Rockhold, which marked the end...

Apr 4, 2017 11:21 am

Stephen Thompson explains “weird” second fight with Tyron Woodley

Last month, in the main event of UFC 209, Stephen Thompson came up short in a rematch with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, failing to capture the UFC welterweight crown in the process. Now exactly a month removed from this second battle with Woodley, Stephen Thompson deconstructed the fight with BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor. “Tyron was kind of...

Apr 4, 2017 8:41 am

Stephen Thompson discusses the possibility of fighting in different weight classes

In early March, in the main event of UFC 209, Stephen Thompson gave up a majority decision to welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Given that he fought Woodley to a draw back in November, this marked his second failed attempt to steal the champ’s spot on the throne. Having failed twice to capture the title, Thompson...

Apr 3, 2017 5:11 pm

Stephen Thompson explains why he is not interested in fighting Gunnar Nelson next

Stephen Thompson explains why he is not interested in fighting Gunnar Nelson next Two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson underwent successful knee surgery last month and is hoping to return to the octagon this September. Although he is currently on the shelf, that hasn’t stopped fellow fighters from calling out Thompson for a...

Apr 3, 2017 11:51 am

Stephen Thompson eyes September return, has three opponents in mind

Last month, in the main event of UFC 209, Stephen Thompson – who fights under the nickname “Wonderboy” – came up short in his second bid to swipe the UFC welterweight title from champion Tyron Woodley. Though he was not without his moments in the fight, he ultimately surrendered a majority decision to the champ. On...

Mar 24, 2017 1:42 pm

Team Stephen Thompson interested in Diaz fight

Stephen Thompson is coming off knee surgery but is already looking ahead for what will be his next challenge in the Octagon. Thompson recently spoke with BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor and gave an update on his plans for his next fight. “Wonderboy” mentioned that either Carlos Condit or Robbie Lawler are the two fighters that he...

Mar 21, 2017 8:18 am

Stephen Thompson gives updates on injury and resulting surgery

Shortly after his competitive UFC 209 loss to reigning welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, we learned that Stephen Thompson had sustained an injury to his MCL. In an interview with BJPENN.COM’s Chris Taylor, Thompson clarified that, while his MCL was indeed injured, it would not require surgery. He would, however, require surgery for an injured meniscus....

Mar 20, 2017 1:58 pm

Stephen Thompson has his sights set on two former champions

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson suffered a majority decision loss to Tyron Woodley earlier this month at UFC 209 in Las Vegas. The loss marked Thompson’s second unsuccessful attempt to steal the title from Woodley, as the pair had battled to a majority decision draw at UFC 205 this past November in New York. Following his loss...

Mar 17, 2017 9:21 am

Stephen Thompson tore MCL at UFC 209, plans to earn Woodley trilogy fight

In the main event of UFC 209, Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley and Stephen Thompson stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated rematch that had been several months in the making. While both men stated prior to the fight that they were looking to go out and erase any doubts from their first meeting,...

Mar 6, 2017 8:11 am

Stephen Thompson issues statement on controversial UFC 209 loss to Tyron Woodley

Last November, in the co-main event of UFC 205, Stephen Thompson stepped into the Octagon to challenge Tyron Woodley for the UFC welterweight title. Unfortunately, the fight ended in a majority draw, which meant Thompson did not become the champion. Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 209, Thompson got a second crack at...

Mar 4, 2017 9:52 pm

UFC 209 Results: Tyron Woodley defeats Stephen Thompson (Highlights)

A welterweight title fight rematch between #1 contender Stephen Thompson and current division title holder Tyron Woodley served as the main event of tonight’s UFC 209 fight card in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Thompson takes the center of the octagon. He is using a wide stance. Both men are tentative to begin. Thompson...

Mar 4, 2017 12:59 pm

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson II EA Sports simulation

Tonight in Las Vegas, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and UFC welterweight #1 contender Stephen Thompson will step into the Octagon for the second time as they compete for Woodley’s welterweight strap. In the pair’s first meeting, Woodley retained his welterweight title for the first tie after the judges scored the fight a majority draw....

Mar 2, 2017 1:32 pm

Tony Ferguson: Stephen Thompson is going to ‘beat the f**k out of Tyron Woodley’

Tony Ferguson looks to be taking a page out of Conor McGregor’s book and ruffling the feathers of UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley ahead of his UFC 209 interim lightweight title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov taking place this weekend. On a UFC 209 media conference call, Ferguson stated that the interim title fight between Nurmagomedov...

Feb 28, 2017 9:19 am

Stephen Thompson sick of Mayweather-McGregor talk

This weekend, UFC welterweight #1 contender Stephen Thompson will step into the Octagon with UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley for a highly anticipated welterweight rematch. The fight will serve as rounds five through ten following the pair’s thrilling UFC 205 scrap which saw Woodley retain the belt after the fight was scored a majority decision....

Feb 28, 2017 7:49 am

VIDEO | GSP: Stephen Thompson is the “best striker I’ve seen in my life”

GSP speaks on @WonderboyMMA and this weekend's #UFC209! pic.twitter.com/0kGQHJ5Vn7 — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) February 28, 2017 Back in November, dangerous karate specialist Stephen Thompson challenged Tyron Woodley for the UFC welterweight title. Though “Wonderboy” put forth a valiant effort, he ultimately failed to claim the divisional crown, instead battling Woodley to a competitive majority draw....

Feb 26, 2017 3:14 pm

Stephen Thompson does not agree with Tyron Woodley’s claims of poor treatment

Stephen Thompson will get his second crack at UFC gold this Saturday in the main event of UFC 209 in Las Vegas when he squares off with Tyron Woodley for the second time in less than five months. “Wonderboy” and “The Chosen One” battled to a majority draw in the co-main event of UFC 205...

Feb 26, 2017 5:46 am

ODDS! Stephen Thompson and Khabib Nurmagomedov expected to win gold at UFC 209

In less than one week’s time, the UFC will return to glimmering Las Vegas, Nevada with the stacked UFC 209. This anticipated pay-per-view card will be headlined by a welterweight title rematch between champion Tyron Woodley and challenger Stephen Thompson, who fought to a frequently debated draw back in November. The co-main event, meanwhile, will...

Feb 25, 2017 12:01 am

Stephen Thompson explains why he’d “hate” to fight Georges St-Pierre

UFC welterweight #1 contender Stephen Thompson’s affiliation with Tristar is well documented. Prior to ‘Wonderboy’ making the transition from kickboxing to MMA, the undefeated kickboxer trained at Tristar under coach Firas Zahabi, alongside the likes of UFC legend Georges St-Pierre and Rory MacDonald, where he helped St-Pierre train for several bouts, including his scrap with...

Feb 22, 2017 6:06 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson shares some inside information on Mayweather vs. McGregor

The biggest ongoing story in combat sports today surrounds a potential mega fight between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and semi-retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fans, pundits, and fighters alike have been wondering for months if this bout will actually happen, and if it does, which of the two stars will come out on...

Feb 21, 2017 6:59 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson will be a lot bigger when he enters the octagon at UFC 209

Top UFC welterweight contender Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson will get his second shot at UFC gold in less than two weeks when he rematches current division champion Tyron Woodley in the main event of UFC 209. Prior to his highly anticipated rematch with “The Chosen One”, Thompson took the time to speak with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor...