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Monday, Feb 15, 2021

Stephen Thompson Argues Fight With Kamaru Usman “Makes Sense”

Stephen Thompson

By FCF Staff

Following Kamaru Usman’s win over Gilbert Burns at UFC 258, the welterweight champ called for a rematch with Jorge Masvidal. But, Stephen Thompson believes he should be next in line for a title shot.

After Usman stopped Burns in the third round on Saturday, he relayed he wants to fight Masvidal again. Usman defeated his rival by decision last summer, in a fight that Masvidal took on short notice.

Thompson, meanwhile, tweeted out his case for a fight with the champ.

Well seeing as how I’m the only guy in the top 5 that Usman hasn’t fought yet….I guess I’m next…makes sense right? Great performance

The 38-year-old Thompson (16-4-1) is coming off a decision win over Geoff Neal and is 3-2 in his last 5 fights. ‘Wonderboy’ is currently ranked #5 in the UFC’s welterweight division.

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:39 am
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