Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson reacts to news of title fight

Stephen Thompson discusses Tyron Woodley

While Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson may be the welterweight #1 contender, there was much uncertainty as to whether or not he would get the next welterweight title shot.

After Tyron Woodley knocked out Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC 201 at the end of last month, the newly crowned champ shut down Thompson on the Fox Sports 1 post-fight show, calling out Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz instead.

While there was briefly talk of a Woodley vs. St-Pierre fight, UFC President Dana White announced this week that Thompson would be getting the next welterweight title shot.

While Woodley took to Twitter to protest the announcement, Thompson took to Facebook to celebrate:

BOOYAH!!!!! Thank you Dana White! Thank you UFC! Extreme Thank you to all the fans that supported me and this title shot! Time to get to work and bring that belt home!!!!!

Posted by Stephen Wonderboy Thompson on Friday, August 12, 2016