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Stephen Thompson stands out from the average UFC fighter. He’s got a different background and different fighting style, sure, but a big part of “Wonderboy” is his friendly and amiable personality. In over a decade on the roster, he’s yet to say a negative word about anyone, and opponents have been widely respectful as well. Case in point: Thompson is fighting Kevin Holland in the main event of UFC Orlando this weekend, but that didn’t stop the duo from hosting a podcast together just a couple weeks ago!
In the lead up to their main event battle, Thompson made a pretty shocking admission while joking around with Holland, confessing that he once spent a weekend in jail! There are plenty of fighters that we would expect this news from, but not the unofficial nicest motherf—ker!
“I spent a weekend one time, and it was the worst,” Thompson said about his experience in jail (via MMA Junkie). “Just skinny-dipping. They had cameras and we had no idea. There were girls involved. They put cameras up because someone had vandalized the pool the week before, so they were trying to get us.”
“Wonderboy” followed up the story with a solemn promise, “I’m never going back!”
Alex Pereira and Glover Teixeira seem to have a great relationship, and it produced two UFC titles!
Alex Pereira loves to watch his UFC 281 title fight whenever he is with Glover pic.twitter.com/EEEcWLTEEJ— MMA mania (@mmamania) November 30, 2022
Jack Della Maddalena vs. Li Jingliang is an absolute banger of a match up.
| Jack Della Maddalena has told @CFerg_mma that the UFC are looking to make himself vs. Li Jingliang at #UFC284 in Perth, Australia.— The MMA Media (@The_MMA_Media) December 1, 2022
Nothing signed yet but JDM will fight at #UFC284. #UFC284 #UFC #MMA pic.twitter.com/wJgCS4O3tz
This pup came to his owner’s defense only to get pet by his opponent. Betrayal!
Good boy got escorted out of the jiu-jitsu match for protecting the owner... pic.twitter.com/zYwsIU3Msx— o̴g̴ (@Yoda4ever) December 1, 2022
I don’t believe Paddy Pimblett is ducking Jake Paul, but telling him to come spar at the UFC PI was an odd move.
Tommy Fury ducking. Tyson Fury now trying to get me to fight his dad instead?— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) December 1, 2022
Nate Diaz ducking. I heard he’s boxing a a novice YouTuber?
Paddy ducking a spar. Knows I can’t go to UFC HQ. Offered him Jan 5 but happy to fly him out any day he wants that works for us both?
A major lift from the front headlock:
UFC has partnered up with Spanish football league La Liga!
A major partnership forged here between the UFC and La Liga, just announced this morning pic.twitter.com/V3WQkPiwM6— Marc Raimondi (@marcraimondi) December 1, 2022
Daniel Cormier with a lovely homage to the late, great Anthony “Rumble” Johnson:
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Tai Tuivasa has pretty quickly put together an awesome highlight reel. Can “Bam Bam” get it done this weekend against Sergei Pavlovich?
Probably my favorite one round fight of all time:
nick diaz vs paul daley 1 round mayhem. pic.twitter.com/5CwW3HA6S1— Dovy (@DovySimuMMA) December 1, 2022
There’s no such thing as too many power left kicks! On a side note, getting your arm snapped for zero dollars would definitely suck.
This series consistently makes me laugh whenever it pops up on my feed.
Midnight Music: RIP Christine McVie!
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.