Stephen Thompson Releases Statement Following Loss to Tyron Woodley: “We’ll Fight Again”
By FCF Staff
Although Stephen Thompson has fought Tyron Woodley twice, and has failed to defeat the welterweight champ both times, “Wonderboy” is confident their paths will cross again.
Thompson took on Woodley in the main event of UFC 209 on Saturday, and lost the tightly contested fight via majority decision. The bout was a rematch, as back at UFC 205 in November, the welterweights fought to a majority draw.
Following his defeat, Thompson released a statement to FOX Sports, and part of it is posted below:
“Last night was not the outcome I wanted. I wanted that title more than anything, but it didn’t go my way,” Thompson said. “Tyron is a great fighter, a deserving champion, and a worthy opponent.
“We’ll fight again, I know it.”
“In the meantime, I’m gonna go home and see my dogs, hang out with my family, and just appreciate the fact that I get to do what I do for a living…”
Before Thompson was booked to fight Woodley in November, the feared striker had won seven straight.