Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson is coming off a close decision loss to Darren Till in in the main event of UFC Liverpool. Wonderboy lost the main event fight to hometown hero Darren Till in a decision which was debated for a pretty long time producing some polarizing reviews.
Stephen though is looking to move on with his UFC career, although he tore his MCL in the Till fight, Wonderboy is looking for a fight towards the end of the year preferably at Madison Square Garden in New York.
“In the second round he was really focused on kicking me in the knee,” Thompson said. He ended up hitting me in the knee, hyper-extending my knee and I ended up tearing my MCL. So in the fight, all the knee I had the injuries on, I’ve had four surgeries on my left knee and two on my right. About ten years I tore every ligament in my left leg and so after he hit it, I could feel some crunching going on so I backed up and I shook it off. I don’t think I should’ve done that because I think he realized that he was hurting me so he kept going for it.”
The opponent he has in mind for the Madison Square Garden showdown is Robbie Lawler. Lawler too is coming off a ACL tear after his main event loss and is probably looking at an end of the year return to the octagon.
“I got bumped down to #3. You got Robbie Lawler, hopefully, maybe things will just right because I know he had knee surgery a few months back so hopefully things will go just right and the timings work out so we could face each other or something. I got fans all the time asking me ‘why don’t you fight Robbie Lawler?’ I think, I got a lot of respect for him and it would be a barnburner. He’s just stands there and wants to bang it out. I love fighting guys like that — without getting hit in the knee of course.”
“Hopefully we can get that shot at MSG, that would be sick.”