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‘Wonderboy’ left wondering why Woodley vs. Till is even happening

You can add Stephen Thompson to the list of people confused by UFC 228’s main event.

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Darren Till is fighting Tyron Woodley for the welterweight title next weekend at UFC 228, and the match up is a bit of a head-scratcher for many people. Doesn’t Colby Covington have an interim welterweight belt? Didn’t Darren Till miss weight for his last fight? Till vs. Woodley makes little sense ... until you factor in the UFC’s clear desire to build Darren into their next big UK star. talked to Till’s last opponent, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, and that’s what he thinks is going on.

“The only thing that makes sense to me about it all is that Michael Bisping was on his way out,” Thompson said. “The UFC knew that and they really don’t have a whole lot of people to promote from the United Kingdom. So they have this loud mouth kid, who is tough and literally just fell into their lap, so now they’re pushing him forward.”

”That’s all I can really see. It doesn’t make sense. There’s really no other scenario that makes sense. None of this makes sense to be honest. Why is this fight even happening?”

As for what “Wonderboy” is up to, he’s still waiting for updates on a rumored fight with Robbie Lawler on the first UFC / ESPN broadcast.

“Fans always come up and ask me ‘Hey when are you fighting Robbie?’ and tell me how awesome they think that fight would be,” Thompson told “So yeah I’m definitely up for it. Unfortunately at this time there is just nothing set in stone when it comes to me fighting Robbie. It has been mentioned by the UFC but that is about it. I don’t even know if Robbie would be ready by January.”

”So at this time I really don’t know who I’ll be facing next. It could really be anybody at this point.”

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