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Stephen Thompson reveals details about his hand injury that occurred during his fight with Kevin Holland

Epic battle between Kevin Holland and Stephen Thompson (background); Stephen Thompson with his injured hand (foreground)
Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson reveals details about his hand injury that occurred during his fight with Kevin Holland. [Image credits: @WonderboyMMA on Twitter; Getty Images]

UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson recently gave an update on his hand injury.

'Wonderboy' took on Kevin Holland at a welterweight matchup at UFC Orlando held this past weekend. The event turned out to be an electrifying affair with both fighters going back and forth for four rounds. Thompson was finally successful in defeating the 'Trailblazer' via TKO after the latter's corner threw in the towel.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, Thompson revealed that he had incurred a hand injury during his fight with Kevin Holland. 'Wonderboy' stated that he had fractured his second and third metacarpal bones in his left hand but assured his fans that no surgery was required.

Giving an update on his injury, the welterweight wrote:

"received word from the doctor that have broken my 2nd & 3rd metacarpals in my left hand. Thankfully no surgery is required. Not sure when in the fight it happened but I guess @trailblaze2top head is almost as hard as mine πŸ˜‚ #ThickSkulls #SkullConditioning #UFCOrlando #UFC282"

You can check out Thompson's Twitter post below:

received word from the doctor that have broken my 2nd & 3rd metacarpals in my left hand. Thankfully no surgery is required. Not sure when in the fight it happened but I guess @trailblaze2top head is almost as hard as mine πŸ˜‚ #ThickSkulls #SkullConditioning #UFCOrlando #UFC282 https://t.co/kgHlYN6gq1

Stephen Thompson breaks down his epic battle with Kevin Holland

Appearing in a recent video uploaded to his YouTube channel, Stephen Thompson discussed his recently concluded fight with Kevin Holland.

Giving a breakdown of what his approach was against the 'Trailblazer,' Thompson revealed that he had planned to take on Holland in a striking match with an open stance. This means he would be in a southpaw position. His plan was to dodge Holland's right hand while throwing his own left hand and making sure it landed before Holland's right.

Speaking of the fight, the fighter also acknowledged getting "smoked" with Holland's right hand while trying to switch sides:

"Round one, he ends up smoking me with the right hand because I switched sides. I had my left foot in front. And he ends up smoking me with his right hand. But thank goodness I was blessed with a hard head. I recovered and got right back into the game. Yes, it hurt me, man. I heard my ears start ringing."

Speaking about how he countered Holland's shots, 'Wonderboy' said:

"So, I put my right side back forward again in that open stance, and I was flushly landing that left hand. So, I kind of stuck with that a little bit. Threw a little bit of side kicks, found my mark with that left hand."

Check Stephen Thompson discuss his recently concluded fight below (3:30):

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