Stephen Thompson is back to winning ways after dominating Kevin Holland in his last fight.
'Wonderboy' is already looking for a title shot in his next fight as he claims Kamaru Usman is injured and the UFC is looking for replacements for the Leon Edwards trilogy fight. Thompson believes he would be a good fit for the fight, among other fighters like Jorge Masvidal.
While on the Fred Talks Fighting podcast, he spoke about the situation:
"I’m still going for the title..... I know the guys ranked above me right now are some heavy heavy wrestlers but everybody wants to see me fight a stand-up fight. Which, I don’t mind at all. Any of those guys would be awesome, Jorge Masvidal, Michel Pereira.”
“People are in-talks of me fighting Leon Edwards. I know Kamaru Usman is having hand surgery, I know they want to fight somebody in March and they were looking at Jorge Masvidal. But you know He’s a standup fighter, so it kind of inspires me a bit, our division is so heavy (on) wrestlers, and Leon Edwards is a striker and he’s champ. So, anyone of those guys would be awesome.”
Stephen Thompson claims that Kamaru Usman will not be able to take part in his trilogy fight against Leon Edwards since he will be undergoing hand surgery. The champion Leon Edwards is still looking to fight someone and 'Wonderboy' would love to fight Edwards since it is a striking matchup.
Take a look at the clip from the interview:
Stephen Thompson apologizes for causing confusion about the Kamaru Usman vs. Leon Edwards trilogy fight
Stephen Thompson's clip from his interview went viral on social media as fans thought Kamaru Usman was out of the trilogy fight. In response to the video, 'Wonderboy' apologized and revealed what he really meant when he said Usman was out of the trilogy fight:
"My friends, my bad! I meant to say I wouldn’t be surprised if they made the Leon vs Masvidal fight 😂 I have no idea what the UFC is planning to do. As of now it’s still Leon vs Usman. #MyBad"
"Wonderboy" recently secured his first win in his last three fights in the UFC. The American is currently 39 years old but believes he can get another shot at the title before hanging up his gloves. He beat one of the toughest fighters in the division in Kevin Holland and is now looking to get closer to a title shot.