Former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson is coming off of a tough decision loss to Darren Till. Now “Wonderboy” has come forward with his thoughts concerning what comes next.
Speaking to MMA Junkie, Thompson revealed that he has been discussing the possibility of the UFC making its debut in his home state of South Carolina with UFC President Dana White.
“We took him up on (his offer). We chatted back and forth, and I think that’s something they’re definitely excited about and looking forward to. Hopefully we can get something going by the end of the year. If not that, the beginning of next year.”
“We have an awesome venue here. It seats a hundred more than the (MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas). I did my very first MMA fight at the arena, and we packed it out. I know we can. That’s something we’re just trying to work on. We want some more fights down south. It’s something we’re talking about with Dana White, and we want to make that happen. If not, it would be cool to fight again in Madison Square Garden.”
“With Robbie Lawler, he’s coming off of a knee injury. I was just thinking, ‘Robbie Lawler’s out for a little bit. I might be out for a little bit. Let’s call for Robbie Lawler and maybe the timing will be fairly right.’
“Hopefully we can fight each other.”