Wow. I can’t believe Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson has flown under my MMA radar. I just heard he’s fighting on Saturday night in his UFC debut. A pure-bred karateka (his dad is a karate school owner and his coach) who is married into the Machado family, I think he’ll give fans an exciting fight versus Dan Stittgen (7-1) whether it remains standing or goes to the ground.
Did I mention that while his opponent has a very respectable MMA record, Thompson has a combined record of 62-0 in karate, kickboxing, and MMA matches? Check out these highlights, and a ringing endorsement from fellow karate-fighter Georges St. Pierre, to see why I’m psyched to see Thompson fight in UFC 143 on Saturday!
Head’s up: These highlights can be little deceiving, as they’re in slow motion. This guy is FAST!
PS – Ten points to the first reader who gets the reference in the title of this post.