Stephen Thompson Details an Embarrassing Incident That Took Place During the UFC 264 Ceremonial Weigh-Ins

Published 07/21/2021, 10:11 AM EDT


Stephen Thompson accepted a particularly tough assignment when he accepted a fight against top-ranked welterweight Gilbert Burns. ‘Wonderboy’ went into the fight on the back of a two-fight win streak against the likes of Vicente Luque and Geoff Neal. Winning the fight against Burns would have put him in prime position for another shot at the 170-pound title. 

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However, Thompson came up short. Following the loss, as he does often, Thompson took to his YouTube Channel to share his thoughts on the fight and what happened in the build-up to it. The former title challenge shared a shocking incident that occurred at the ceremonial weigh-ins at UFC 264

He said, “While you’re there, we have food and I’ve got like five shakes that I have to drink, along with some water. Now I’m depleted of pretty much everything at this point, and these shakes have a ton of sodium, sugars, vitamins, minerals, potassium — it’s got everything you can think of in a shake, so it’s rough on the body if you chug it, right?.” 

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Wonderboy’ continued, “I’m sitting there with my dad with a bunch of fighters around me and people are coming over to try and talk to me, and I already drank my first drink along with like two water bottles. And then I started getting — something started to happen to me. Dad runs over there and pushes some UFC fighters away to try and get this thing to me — and he doesn’t get it to me. I projectile vomit everywhere. In front of the entire UFC roster. In front of everybody”(h/t bjpenn.com)

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Will Stephen Thompson ever fight for the UFC title again?

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‘Wonderboy’ has previously fought twice for UFC gold. Both times against former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. The first fight was judged a draw, and the Thompson came up short in the second fight. The common consensus was that if he could get past Burns, he would earn himself a title shot, which would probably be his last given he is 38-years old. 

Unfortunately for Thompson coming up short against Burns has meant that he will have to secure a few more wins under his name before he can stake a claim to the title. It will be easier said than done given the welterweight division is stacked with talent and that age is not on his side. 

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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