For the first time in his career, Stephen Thompson issued a fighter call out. “Wonderboy” cordially challenged number three-ranked welterweight contender Leon Edwards.
- Unlike some of his contemporaries at 170 pounds, Thompson shows a more respectful attitude towards potential opponents. He even campaigned himself as the “Nicest Mofo” in the UFC, a play on Jorge Masvidal’s “Baddest Motherf--r” title.
- “Wonderboy” admits that making his first call out “felt weird.” Edwards has yet to issue a response.
- Thompsons hasn’t fought since November 2019, when he defeated Vicente Luque via unanimous decision. Edwards hasn’t fought since July 2019, when he defeated former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos also via unanimous decision.