Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson
Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson talked to Submission Radio recently about UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley’s claims he is treated unfairly due to racism. Some would agree and some would beg to differ. The bottom line here is that Thompson doesn’t feel Woodley is right and he has finally vocalized it in a public forum. He uses the UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping defense. He says Bisping is the spoiler for this argument.

The guy hasn’t been champion long enough to even feel that way, I believe. I mean, to me it seems like the most hated champion would be Bisping, you know what I mean? For me, he hasn’t defended the title like he’s supposed to. So automatically getting that rematch and just looking for other fighters and riding on other people’s coattails, maybe have given him or the fans a bad taste in their mouth. But when it comes to race, that’s stupid. I mean, that’s just stupid. One of the highest paid athletes in the UFC is Jon Jones, and pretty much whatever happened to him, he did to himself. And Anderson Silva on the other hand too. So I don’t get it. You know what, it kind of irritates me cause he’s focused on that when he should be focusing more on the fight at hand, because I don’t want to step out there March 4th and face off against a distracted Tyron Woodley. I fight for the glory and I want to fight the best when I step out there March 4th and I want him to be focused on it. So that’s my two cents on that, and I just think it’s ridiculous. But on the other hand, I don’t see what goes on from his point of view when he’s negotiating with the UFC. Of course, I’m not there with him during those negotiations or things like that. So maybe, I don’t know, I’m missing something or maybe he sees something different just because I’m not there during his negotiations and chats with the UFC. But from my side, for him to pull that, it’s not necessary.

 Woodley rematches Thompson at UFC 209 on Sat., March 4.

By Sean McClure

Sean McClure was the AFL marketing Director. He also wrote for MaXfighting and BJPenn before finding his true home at PMN. He is a retired ring announcer and former sparring partner to many mixed martial artists.

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