I was looking through the fight card and i noticed the name Stephen Thompson and i knew it sounded familiar to me but i forgot who he was. Then when i looked his record up on sherdog i remembered EXACTLY who he was. When he got signed to the UFC i remember plenty of people hyping the guy and expecting huge things from his striking in the UFC. And he didnt disappoint...
In his UFC debute he had a really cool Headkick KO
Then literally 2 months and 17 days later he was back in there squaring off with Matt Brown.
Matt Brown was able to repeatably take Thompson down using his wrestling and Brown went on to earn a Decision victory. In the second round Thompson was able to put his combos together and rocked Brown but then Brown was able to catch Thompson and rock him back.
After that fight i have not seen anyone mention Stephen anymore. Im guilty of it myself as he completely fell off the grid for me.
He had 2 fights after that winning both of them and his most recent fight with Rich Clements ended with a second round tko.
He is scheduled to face Robert Whittaker tomorrow at UFC 170.
So what do you guys say is there still hype?? Has anyone been following his career this whole time and been looking forward to seeing him tomorrow?? Or has he just gotten lost in the masses and his hype died off??
For anyone that does not remember this is why the guy had some hype behind him when he signed.
In amateur kickboxing, Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson was 37-0. As a pro kickboxer, 20-0. As a professional mixed martial artist, he's 5-0 so far. That's 62 straight fights without a loss. 46 via KO
I was looking for those gifs so i can post them for you guys and while doing that i came accross this little awesome Gif so i decided to share it too since its so cool it reminds me of Anderson Silva a bit.