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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...

Feb 21, 2017 11:56 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson discusses potential fight with friend Georges St-Pierre

Earlier this month we learned that, after months of conflicting rumors, reports, and updates, welterweight great Georges St-Pierre and the UFC had resolved their issues and agreed on the terms for a new contract. With this development, St-Pierre suddenly has a smorgasbord of exciting matchup possibilities on his table, ranging from middleweight champion Michael Bisping,...

Jan 27, 2017 1:33 pm

Stephen Thompson responds to Tyron Woodley claiming he’s the most hated champion

Recently, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley controversially stated that he was the most hated champion in the UFC, and had been treated worse than any other UFC champion. Woodley explained why he believed race played a key factor in the unfair treatment, noting that former UFC pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones was quickly vilified...

Jan 20, 2017 10:31 am

Stephen Thompson sends message to Tyron Woodley

With just under two months until UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and UFC welterweight #1 contender Stephen Thompson step into the Octagon in the main event of UFC 209, ‘Wonderboy’ has a message for ‘The Chosen One’: Focus on the fight. Stephen Thompson spoke to ESPN to explain why he hopes the champ is 100%...

Jan 19, 2017 4:03 pm

VIDEO | UFC charades brings out Stephen Thompson’s power walk

An unlikely duo was teamed up on Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight as welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson were guests to promote their rematch set for UFC 209. Karyn Bryant led a game of UFC charades as UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and Kenny Florian were teamed up to take on Woodley...

Jan 18, 2017 11:26 am

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson get heated ahead of UFC 209

Last November, in the co-main event of the landmark UFC 205, Tyron Woodley sought to make his first defense of the UFC welterweight title against streaking karate specialist Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Five, razor close rounds later, the fight was ruled a majority draw. With this result, Woodley hung on to the UFC welterweight crown, though...

Jan 14, 2017 11:33 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley “Stephen Thompson doesn’t have a champion’s mentality”

Earlier this month, we interviewed top UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson about his upcoming rematch with current division title holder Tyron Woodley. Thompson told BJPENN.com that he wasn’t “Mentally there” in his first fight with Woodley at UFC 205 and added that fans would see a different “Wonderboy” in their rematch at UFC 209. Chris...

Jan 14, 2017 11:33 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley “Stephen Thompson makes me want to throw up”

Current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will return to the octagon on March 4 in Las Vegas where he will rematch top contender Stephen Thompson in the main event of UFC 209. Thompson and Woodley first met at this past November’s UFC 205 event in New York, and after a five-round war the title fight...

Jan 11, 2017 12:22 pm

Tyron Woodley admits Stephen Thompson has got under his skin ahead of UFC 209 rematch

At UFC 205 back in November, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley stepped into the Octagon to fight streaking welterweight contender Stephen Thompson in a highly anticipated showdown. For Thompson, he was looking to build on his 7-fight win streak which saw him go undefeated for four years as he racked up impressive wins over top...

Jan 11, 2017 8:35 am

Stephen Thompson explains why he will win rematch with Tyron Woodley

At UFC 205, the UFC’s inaugural event at the Madison Square Garden back in November, streaking welterweight contender Stephen Thompson stepped into the Octagon to fight recently-crowned welterweight champion Tyron ‘The Chosen One Woodley’ in a highly anticipated showdown for the welterweight strap. The fight was an extremely back-and-forth one, with Tyron Woodley nearly finishing...