Stephen Thompson Provides Update On Potential Robbie Lawler Fight

Stephen Thompson has given the latest on this purposed showdown.

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Stephen Thompson provides the latest update on if he is still planning to fight former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler. This is a fight that fans will get behind and the UFC hopes that’s the case as they’re trying to make it happen.

How It Came About

Back in August, it was reported that the Las Vegas-based promotion was targeting a fight between these two fighters in a welterweight bout on January 18, 2019 that is expected to be the first event under the UFC’s deal with ESPN.

Years In The Making

In the past, Thompson has made it known in various interviews that he was interested in one fight and that fight was against Lawler. This has also been a fight that he has campaigned for years now.

Stephen Thompson Provides

However, the promotion has yet to make it official. Thus, when asked about it in a recent interview, the former title contender provided an update. The latest is the fact that he’s waiting on Lawler to make the call on whether the fight will happen.

“It’s all up to him right now,” Thompson said (H/T to MMAMania). “We’re both coming off a knee injury. He also ended up tearing his MCL in his last fight with dos Anjos, but I think he’s back in the gym now training.”

Thompson’s Record

In the main event of UFC Liverpool event back in May in Liverpool, England, Darren Till picked up a unanimous decision win over Thompson. Despite having a tough week leading up to this fight including missing weight, he was able to pick up a notable win over a top name. Before this controversial loss, Thompson had suffered just one loss in his last ten fights as he suffered a majority-decision loss against Woodley at UFC 209 in March 2017.

Continuation

“I really want this fight, but to be honest with you the ball is now in his court. I tried poking at him a little via social media and we’ve been in contact with his management. It sounds like he wants to make it happen so we’re just kind of just waiting on him.”

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Stephen Thompson Says The Ball Is In Robbie Lawler’s Court For Fight

Two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson wants to fight. And if he had it his way, his next opponent would be former 170-pound champion Robbie Lawler. Both men have lost two of their last four fights, and are …

Two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson wants to fight. And if he had it his way, his next opponent would be former 170-pound champion Robbie Lawler. Both men have lost two of their last four fights, and are coming off losses. Thompson was defeated by Darren Till via unanimous decision in May. A […]

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Stephen Thompson Calls Out Robbie Lawler For 2019

Stephen Thompson wants his crack at “The Ruthless One.”

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It looks like Stephen Thompson wants a crack at Robbie Lawler.

The former two-time UFC welterweight title challenger took to Twitter today (Mon. September 24, 2018) and called out “Ruthless.” He said he’ll be ready for a potential fight with the former welterweight champion in early 2019:

“I heard your going to be ready early next year I know a guy who will be ready then too…Let’s give the fans what they want! I’m bringing the heat back, and you know this fight will be FIRE!”

Thompson has dropped two of his last three contests. In his initial title opportunity back in 2016, Thompson went to a Draw with Tyron Woodley. They rematched four months later, only for Woodley to defeat Thompson via Majority Decision. “Wonderboy” bounced back with a unanimous decision victory over Jorge Masvidal.

This past May, Thompson was bested by Darren Till via unanimous decision in Liverpool. After dealing with an injury for the past several months, Thompson seems like he’ll be ready to go in early 2019.

Lawler is in a very similar situation to Thompson. He has also lost two of his last three fights. Tyron Woodley knocked Lawler out to end his 170-pound title reign in 2016. Lawler had a successful return against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone one-year later, defeating him via unanimous decision.

“The Ruthless One” then welcomed former 155-pound champion Rafael dos Anjos into the welterweight division in December. The Brazilian dominated Lawler en-route to a unanimous decision victory. Given their similar situations, a match-up between Thompson and Lawler makes excellent sense at this point

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Stephen Thompson Calls Out Colby Covington For Poor McGregor Impression

Stephen Thompson sounds like he wouldn’t mind getting into the cage against Colby Covington.

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Last weekend (Sat. September 8, 2018) UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley successfully defended his title against Darren Till.

Woodley knocked the Englishman down in the second round before locking in a D’arce and forcing him to tap. After the bout, the welterweight division came out in full force, trying to shoot their shot for the next 170-pound title opportunity.

One notable name who took to Twitter was Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Thompson has only won one of his past four fights. Despite this, Thompson said he and Woodley have unfinished business to attend to. “Wonderboy” and Woodley have fought two times before.

Their initial bout ended in a Majority Draw, while Woodley won a Majority Decision in the rematch:

“Great fight, well done .  I fought both guys, and I’m down to fight both again!  T-Wood, we got unfinished business!”

Shortly after, Colby Covington responded to Thompson’s Tweet, saying to get to the “back of the line”:

“Oh shut the hell up you virgin! You’re at the back of the line choirboy.”

Thompson was recently interviewed by Fightful’s James Lynch and responded to Covington’s comments. “Wonderboy” said it made him chuckle a little bit:

“I did see it, you know what, it kind of made me chuckle a little bit. The stuff that comes out that guys mouth, it’s funny, but at the same time, the dude’s trying way too hard.”

Thompson then said Covington is trying to poorly impersonate Conor McGregor. Because Covington uses his trash-talk to get big fights, Thompson seems confident “Chaos” will get the next welterweight title shot:

“He’s trying to be a Conor McGregor and he’s just not him, he’s not doing a very good job of it. People love to hate this guy, that’s the kind of character he is. Nobody likes him, but it gets him fights, and I think he will be getting that title shot next.”

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Stephen Thompson Sounds Off on Colby Covington’s Trash Talk

Stephen Thompson sounds off on Colby Covington calling him a virgin. Covington has been nabbing more attention thanks to his trash talking. While the 14-1 professional mixed martial arts record helps, Covington has been making a push for the mainstream…

Stephen Thompson sounds off on Colby Covington calling him a virgin. Covington has been nabbing more attention thanks to his trash talking. While the 14-1 professional mixed martial arts record helps, Covington has been making a push for the mainstream media with his antics. Even someone as well liked as “Wonderboy” has been targeted with […]

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Stephen Thompson Calls For Title Shot if Till Wins at UFC 228

Stephen Thompson has challenged for the UFC welterweight championship on two separate occasions and has come up short of his goal both times. Receiving two title shots against the same champion makes getting another opportunity at the world title a bit…

Stephen Thompson has challenged for the UFC welterweight championship on two separate occasions and has come up short of his goal both times. Receiving two title shots against the same champion makes getting another opportunity at the world title a bit tricky. Thompson does, however see a path to a third crack at it in […]

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