‘Wonderboy’ Stays In Good Spirits After First KO Loss
Nashville’s main event saw Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson knocked out by Anthony Pettis. This second round knockout was the first ever of Thompson’s combat sports career; one spanning nearly 80 fights.
Thompson is known widely in the MMA world as a gentleman, both inside and outside the cage. He is genuinely one of the most likable humans in the world. This was on full display following his defeat on Saturday night.
“Wonderboy” did a live stream on his Facebook page while still at the hospital. While there, he began to accept what happened to him. However, always the class act, Thompson was nothing but respectful.
— Uptown Funk (@Uptown_MMA) March 24, 2019
“I know, I was fighting a 155-er, and he puts me out. What the heck!”
Thompson went on the praise the timing of Pettis, calling it “pretty good.” This perfectly demonstrating how even in defeat, Thompson is a genuinely nice guy.
This continued later, on Thompson’s Instagram, where he also added the video. Here, he thanked everybody for their support and also continued to pay respect to Pettis. In the end, he promised that he will be back.
“As we all know it’s part of the game but it’s not always about how we win, it’s about what we learn from our losses that make us better fighters and people. I will be back!”
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Hey everyone thank you for all of your prayers and support! Congrats to my man @showtimepettis ! You are a skilled fighter and a legend of the sport. As we all know it’s part of the game but it’s not always about how we win, it’s about what we learn from our losses that makes us better fighters and people. I will be back! Boyaahhh!!! #UFCNashville @ufc
Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson has lost 3 of his last 4 fights meanwhile, Pettis has now alternated wins and losses in his last eight bouts. However, Thompson is always in the mix at Welterweight, constantly remaining near the top. Time will tell what will be next for Thompson.