Two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson has been competing as a professional fighter for over two decades.
At 36 years old, Thompson is showing no signs of slowing down and is still one of the more dynamic strikers in the sport. Speaking to MMA Junkie recently, Thompson said he draws inspiration from the likes of UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. At 40 years old, “DC” is still one of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the world and is still competing at the top of his game:
“It’s not even up there yet,” Thompson said. “I guess I don’t know; I consider myself a young 36-year-old and I’ve got – people are fighting until later ages. (Daniel) Cormier is 39 or 40 and he’s the champ. I look at that as inspiration. I haven’t taken too much damage, so I’ve got a while left in this sport.”
Tomorrow night (Sat. March 23, 2019) Thompson will welcome ex-lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis to the welterweight division. Much like Thompson, Pettis is a very crafty striker who has put on some amazing highlight-reel finishes.
When the cage door shuts behind them tomorrow night in Tennessee, things could get very explosive. UFC Nashville goes down from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennesee. If you enjoyed this story, please share it on social media!