Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson is coming off of a devastating knockout loss against Anthony Pettis at UFC Fight Night 148 which took place at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
Pettis knocked out wonderboy in the second round via a superman punch. Now the former two-time title challenger is looking to rebound from his knockout loss and wants to fight at UFC 244 when the promotion returns back to the Madison Square Garden in New York city for its yearly show.
“I would love to get on that Madison Square Garden card – that would be awesome,” Thompson said. “That’s kind of like my home away from home, anyway.”
“(I’ve been) given the summer off just to get my brain a little healed up and the body to heal up, as well,” he said. “I’ve known a lot of guys to get knocked out and try and jump back out there, which is what I wanted to do, and barely get clipped and (are) not the same anymore.
“So I just want to make sure (my brain) is all right before I step back out there.”
“I was actually wanting somebody, anybody, in the top five, to be honest with you,” he said. “(Rafael dos Anjos), (Santiago) Ponzinibbio, I don’t know if (Darren) Till has anything coming up. Anybody in that top group would be awesome. But we’ll see what happens.
“I’m back into training, by the way. I’m not doing any heavy lifting or heavy sparring or anything, but doing mostly skills and stuff. But, man, I’m itching to bits to step back out there and do it again. I don’t care who it’s with.”
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