Stephen Thompson was recently a guest on Submission Radio where he discussed his fight against Tyron Woodley for the UFC Welterweight Championship at UFC 205 earlier this month and the timing of their rematch. Below are some excerpts:
“The final judgement was that it was a draw, which means we are gonna be able to fight again,” said Thompson. “And I think the fans enjoyed the fight. I think the loved it, it was very exciting. So dude, I am so down to do it again. We’re looking at February, hopefully, to get this next title shot going.”
While there was some buzz about Conor McGregor leapfrogging Thompson and getting a shot at the title, Wonderboy doesn’t believe that’ll happen.
“We haven’t heard anything yet from the UFC. That’s just kind of what we’re thinking about healing up time, getting these lacerations on my nose fixed. I don’t have a broken nose, there’s just some little lacerations that we need to get healed up and get back in the swing of things. And to be honest with you, it’s a short turn around, but UFC haven’t said anything to us yet,” he said. “I think they’re just waiting for me to heal up, for both of us. I know Tyron is shooting for a shorter date. I know he’s calling out Conor McGregor, but I think you know I deserve it, man. You know, us going out there and it being a draw is like we never fought at all. It’s a tie, basically. So we gotta go out there and we gotta settle this and we’re gonna settle it hopefully here pretty soon.
“To be honest with you, I think the UFC knows that I deserve that title shot, that I deserve that rematch. And you know what, I think that Conor McGregor’s gotta defend the 145 and the 155 title and I just think he’s too small for the 170 division. I mean, he’s walking around right at 170, maybe a little bit less. I don’t think it would be a good division for him to step up to.”
Check out the interview embedded in the player above.
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