“Wonderboy” Calls For UFC To Ban This Kick Inside The Octagon

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson suffered a tough unanimous decision loss to Darren Till back at UFC Fight Night 130. Thompson would go on to reveal that he greatly injured his knee in the match up.

After injuring his MCL, “Wonderboy” is now looking to have side kicks to the knee banned from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). As reported by MMA Mania, Thompson had the following to say on the matter:

“I honestly think that strike should be made illegal. It could end somebodies career. You know Robert Whittaker had to have ACL surgery following his first fight with Yoel Romero due to that particular strike. And as you could see, Robert Whittaker made sure to beat Yoel Romero to the punch in their second fight. He threw a lot more than he did this time around. It is just a very dangerous technique. I think a lot of fighters throw that strike but sometimes it is for different reasons. When I fought Jorge Masvidal he used that same side kick to the knee. But when Jorge threw it, he was doing so just to keep me away. Not in an attempt to injure my knee. But when I was in the cage fighting Till it felt like ok this guy is trying to break my leg. It was like he had intentions of ripping everything out in my knee. That’s how I felt anyway. Like this dude is really trying to injure me in here. I think it an ugly strike and that it should be made illegal.”

For more MMA news click here.