Stephen “wonder boy ” Thompson has been anxiously awaiting his opportunity to come back while still trying to find opponents since late last year.
Regrettably the former two-time title competition didn’t get reserved before the UFC Fight Night card at Nashville on Saturday night where he’ll face former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis in the primary event.
As frustrating as it had been trying to find somebody ready to step up to face him, Thompson was eventually fulfilled that Pettis was prepared for the task.
Within the weeks leading to the struggle, the UFC also announced a separate card coming in June that is scheduled to take place in Greenville, South Carolina, which just so happens to be Thompson’s garden.
As much as Thompson is still not able to get a win Saturday night and hopefully put his name back in title contention in 170 pounds, the occasion to fight in the home could be the very best motivation of all.
“Just how can you come to my hometown and maybe not possess me that particular card? That’s the plan,” Thompson informed MMAWeekly. “I really aspire to go out there and also to beg to get a good struggle but a healthful struggle. Hopefully and Anthony should come off unscathed or healthy after the struggle but that’s the plan. In the event the UFC is coming to my home, then I be on the card. So hopefully everybody will be seeing me that particular card. Hopefully, headlining it. Not sure who yet but hopefully we’ll find it out next particular struggle.
Heck yeah, that’so motivating. I’m prepared to go around and put on a show. ”
While Thompson has traveled times because of his training camps, he has consistently chiefly known as South Carolina his home where he teaches and works out of his loved ones ’s Upstate Karate in Simpson.
Now he expects to headline the first UFC card in South Carolina and the only means to ensure spot would be to conquer Pettis on Saturday night in Nashville.