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 to “The Chosen One” at UFC 209, “Wonderboy” revealed that he had suffered a torn MCL during the five-round battle.
BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor recently spoke with Stephen Thompson where he discussed the extent of the injury which he suffered at UFC 209.
“I have surgery tomorrow on my right knee. It is nothing to serious, just a torn meniscus.”
Taylor mentioned to Thompson that he thought the injury was to his MCL. “Wonderboy” clarified that he had suffered injuries to both his MCL and Meniscus.
“It was the MCL, but the doctors said that injury would heal on its own.”
Taylor asked Thompson if he feels the injury will have him on the sidelines for any extended period of time.
“Nah, I don’t think so. I am excited to get back to training.” Stephen said laughing.
Taylor asked Thompson if he had seen Coach Kavanagh’s suggestion that Gunnar Nelson’s next fight be against him.
“Yea I saw that too,” Thompson said laughing. “We will probably face each other one day but right now I have my sights set on Carlos Condit or Robbie Lawler.”
Gunnar Nelson is coming off a second-round submission victory over Alan Jouban which occurred last weekend in London.
Meanwhile, former champion Robbie Lawler has not competed since his first-round knockout loss to Tyron Woodley which occurred at UFC 201 in July of 2016.
As for Carlos Condit, the former UFC interim welterweight champion has not competed inside the cage since his August loss to Demian Maia which came via first-round submission.
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