Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson Reveals Conor McGregor’s Strange “Superpower” After Meeting Him

Published 03/14/2023, 1:00 AM EDT

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UFC star Stephen Thompson recently unveiled the true persona of the former UFC champion Conor McGregor. The welterweight star had the fortuitous opportunity to discreetly witness the Irishman over the weekend. The moment came knocking on the door for ‘Wonderboy’ as both fighters shot the 31st season of The Ultimate Fighter. Notably, ‘The Notorious’ marks his return to Octagon after a layoff of almost 2 years as he goes toe-to-toe against Michael Chandler. While the outspoken and brash fighter presumes the coaching duties for the second time, his mere presence on the sets promises fireworks. Further, the charisma of the Dublin-born remains the focal point of the season. However, the American fighter believes there is more to his persona than what meets the eye.

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Markedly, the 40-year-old opened up about his TUF shooting experience as he appeared on Submission Radio. The Simpsonville native mentioned the superpower the ‘Mystic Mac’ held and how it changed after a certain juncture.

Thompson cites the superpower of Conor McGregor

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In the conversation, the former kickboxer pointed out the Irish fighter’s exceptional skills when a camera was focused on him.

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Thus, he said, “It’s funny how he can turn it on, like he knows when a camera is on him for some reason. It’s like a superpower. He knows when a camera is on him because he turns into that kind of persona.”

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“I mean, he’s a showman for sure. So I mean, on the outside, you know, obviously, and off screen he’s very very nice,” he added later on.

Earlier, the Serra-Longo Fight Team representative recalled the adventure of spending a weekend with McGregor.

Thompson recalls the ‘cool’ weekend with McGregor

Afterward, the 17-6-1 record holder expressed it was “cool” to witness the UFC cash cow fight. Thus, he stated, “You see everything that he says on social media but to be able to hang out with him, the entire time it was cool.”

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Following this, the Jujutsu black belt holder told, “We would cross paths all the time but to be able to hang out with them. For the entirety of that, the rest of that weekend week was really cool man.”

Stephen Thompson last fought against Kevin Holland in a back-and-forth fight as he picked a victory against ‘The Trailblazer’ in December 2022.

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What do you think of these statements by UFC star Stephen Thompson about Conor McGregor? When do you believe the Irishman will mark his return to Octagon? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rohit Lohan is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his undergraduate as a History major, he is currently pursuing LLB. Rohit is a big MMA fan and has been following UFC since 2017.
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