Thompson (16-4-1 MMA, 11-4-1 UFC) defeated Geoff Neal (13-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC) in a unanimous decision asymmetrical in Saturday’s welterweight headliner at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. “Wonderboy” has accepted a fight against a solid up and coming who was trying to climb the charts, and now he wants his chance to fight.
In his mind, a rematch with Masvidal, that’s him beaten by unanimous decision at UFC 217 in November 2017, that would make sense.
“I’m definitely making my way,” Thompson said after the fight during the UFC Fight Night 183 broadcast. “Give me somebody. I want to see “NMF” vs. the “BMF”, baby. Let’s make that happen. Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal 2. “
Although the initial Thompson vs. Masvidal’s fight wasn’t that long ago, “Gamebred” wasn’t the same high impact player he is in the MMA space today. Masvidal’s star exploded in less than two years and is … after a title defeat to win Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 in July.
Thompson said he realizes his recall may not materialize because signs indicate Masvidal held his grudge against Colby Covington in 2021. However, Thompson hopes his recall could lead to a change.
“I know he’s talking about fighting Colby Covington,” Thompson said. “We’ll see.”