- Thompson’s return to the Octagon has been delayed as a result of ongoing Corona Virus pandemic.
- Thompson needs a reserving with anybody within the top-5 within the welterweight division, together with Leon Edwards.
Modified 13 Apr 2020, 00:16 IST
Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson has been dealing with a irritating wait, as his return to the Octagon has been delayed as a result of ongoing Corona Virus pandemic. Thompson’s final struggle towards Vicente Luque at UFC 244 ended his latest run of poor type and the primary ever shedding streak of Wonderboy’s profession.
Now that he’s recovering from the harm he suffered towards Luque and had been considering a return to the cage, the continuing pandemic has thrown a curve ball on such plans. However, although he’s pissed off, Thompson shouldn’t be positive about preventing amid an ongoing pandemic and doubts he’ll step contained in the Octagon earlier than the state of affairs is effectively below management.
During a latest look on the What the Heck present, Thompson revealed that he’s affected by an enormous dilemma on whether or not to struggle throughout these making an attempt occasions or not as a result of the fighter in him needs to compete, however as a accountable grownup, he doubts he needs to be competing below such excessive threat of contracting and presumably spreading an endemic.
With restoration going effectively, Thompson has been in a position to at the least take into consideration when he might return, however the South Carolina native isn’t positive if it’s a good suggestion for him to take a struggle given the potential threat of catching the COVID-19 virus and presumably spreading it to extra weak members of his group when he returns residence.
“South Carolina is stuffed with grandparents. It’s filled with aged individuals and now we have lots of youngsters at our faculty which might be being raised by grandparents, their grandparents take them, and so they’re of their 80s and 90s. So it’s one thing that I’d by no means wish to deliver again to them as a result of simply the way in which issues are going. If they take the appropriate precautions, then for positive, the fighter in me says sure. I’d like to.”
When he returns to motion, Thompson needs a reserving with anybody within the top-5 within the welterweight division, together with Leon Edwards and former interim welterweight champion Colby Covington.
Published 13 Apr 2020, 00:16 IST
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