Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson is considering up one last perform at the UFC welterweight title– and he understands who he needs to get across accomplish it.
Thompson, the previous two-time title opposition, just recently took out from a set up battle versus Michel Pereira after the Brazilian missed out on weight ahead of their proposed clash at UFC 291 in late July, and speaking on his individual YouTube channel he stated that the UFC has actually tried to hand him some brief notification replacements.
” This is actually the weekend of UFC 291, however UFC pertains to me and resembled, ‘Hey, how about you battle JDM [Jack Della Maddelena] in Australia?’ I resembled, ‘No, prematurely,'” Thompson stated, as kept in mind by MMA Fighting “You understand, I’ve been training because April. My training camp has actually been using me down, desire to recover up from that. I informed him no.
” And they resembled, ‘OK, well, how about battling the following weekend in Vegas?’ I resembled, ‘Man, still prematurely once again.’ My body’s broken down. I wish to have the ability to recover back up, however not just that, JDM is a hard man. I wish to get a full-on, correct training school if I wish to deal with a man like JDM.”
He included: “I informed UFC, ‘Look, I’ll combat the JDMs, I will battle the Ian Garrys, simply provide me a complete training school. And after that a couple of days later on, lo and behold tomorrow, Kamaru Usman calls me out?”
” Let’s freaking go,” Wonderboy stated. “I imply, I wanted to eliminate the JDMs, the Ian Garrys, the Shavkat [Rakhmanovs], however then you got the person, the top competitor, the previous UFC champ, among the best fighters, called me out.
” I wish to reveal the UFC– and not simply the UFC, the fans– that I’m not a gatekeeper. I’ve got a little window to type of do what I wish to make with the battle video game. I’m 40 years of ages, and when I see an opportunity to choose another title shot prior to it’s over, when Kamar Usman calls me out, I’m like, guy, no brainer. No brainer.”