UFC Welterweight Champ Tyron Woodley Announces UFC 205 Fight With Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in NYC

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On today’s FOX Sports UFC Weigh-in Show, UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley announced to Karyn Bryant and Dan Hardy that he will be facing Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson at UFC 205 in New York at Madison Square Garden.

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1,203 Comments on "UFC Welterweight Champ Tyron Woodley Announces UFC 205 Fight With Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in NYC"

  1. Let's go Woodley!! I don't think Wonderboy can handle your athleticism, speed, and power! There was so much people saying Woodley was scared and well looky here , he accepted the fight. Was he scared never was the question because any fighter that fights in that octagon got heart.

  2. Let's go Woodley!! I don't think Wonderboy can handle your athleticism, speed, and power! There was so much people saying Woodley was scared and well looky here , he accepted the fight. Was he scared never was the question because any fighter that fights in that octagon got heart.

  3. everyone going for wonderboy, what if wonderboy gets KO'D like Lawler.. or Ragdolled.. Woodleys wrestling is no match for Wonderboys, so you cant count out this dude.. he got hevy hands and insane speed.. it's mma dont get emotionelly involved watch it and enjoy it dont hate on them wtf..

  4. everyone going for wonderboy, what if wonderboy gets KO'D like Lawler.. or Ragdolled.. Woodleys wrestling is no match for Wonderboys, so you cant count out this dude.. he got hevy hands and insane speed.. it's mma dont get emotionelly involved watch it and enjoy it dont hate on them wtf..

  5. It's not like he didn't want to fight. Just wanted a bigger name, especially since GSP was coming back & wanted to fight for the title, why wouldn't he want that fight over Thompson? He wants the big money like Conor & Nate got, only reason he picked them over Wonderboy.

  6. It's not like he didn't want to fight. Just wanted a bigger name, especially since GSP was coming back & wanted to fight for the title, why wouldn't he want that fight over Thompson? He wants the big money like Conor & Nate got, only reason he picked them over Wonderboy.

  7. i see what he did and it was a smart move granted he tried to duck taking risk with Thompson he's trying to get paid. I really think its a pickem fight. If he stays distance he looses for sure but what happeneds if he catches wonderboy and cuts off the ring. its a great fight period and I wish both men the best

  8. i see what he did and it was a smart move granted he tried to duck taking risk with Thompson he's trying to get paid. I really think its a pickem fight. If he stays distance he looses for sure but what happeneds if he catches wonderboy and cuts off the ring. its a great fight period and I wish both men the best

  9. F I G H T companion joe rogan A G A I N talking of 'dikk not worth investigating and counting but I say just about every single podcast when their playing around rogan has to bring up the 'dikk I'm not saying he's a closet case but every single time I know he's married w/children and cannot being up pussy but a lot of you are comedians it should be allowed and there's only a million others words besides D I K K ! I'd still rather hear CUNT pussy tits

  10. F I G H T companion joe rogan A G A I N talking of 'dikk not worth investigating and counting but I say just about every single podcast when their playing around rogan has to bring up the 'dikk I'm not saying he's a closet case but every single time I know he's married w/children and cannot being up pussy but a lot of you are comedians it should be allowed and there's only a million others words besides D I K K ! I'd still rather hear CUNT pussy tits

  11. Parepare to be schooled Mr Woodley. Wonderboy is like the Dominic cruz of that division woodley however had a punchers chance but Wonderboy is to clever to play into woodleys hands. AND THE NEW!!! Well deserved tittle shot for Wonderboy what a legend and a joy to watch!

  12. Parepare to be schooled Mr Woodley. Wonderboy is like the Dominic cruz of that division woodley however had a punchers chance but Wonderboy is to clever to play into woodleys hands. AND THE NEW!!! Well deserved tittle shot for Wonderboy what a legend and a joy to watch!

  13. lame fight . thanks to Dana white again. Tyrone could of had a big money fight with GSP, but no Dana didn't want to cough up more money to a proven and unbeaten Champion , but has no problems handing over 2.5 mill to Brock and 500,000 to CM Punk. with those numbers it's clear to see that Dana doesn't want GSP back in the UFC. next big fight would have been with Nick but , he has to pay out his fines before he can get back in the cage.

  14. lame fight . thanks to Dana white again. Tyrone could of had a big money fight with GSP, but no Dana didn't want to cough up more money to a proven and unbeaten Champion , but has no problems handing over 2.5 mill to Brock and 500,000 to CM Punk. with those numbers it's clear to see that Dana doesn't want GSP back in the UFC. next big fight would have been with Nick but , he has to pay out his fines before he can get back in the cage.

  15. i am rooting for steven i like woodley but i despise champions who look for momey fights, it is not the mantra a champin should have. If you look through the history of MMA the greatest champions are warriors who would defend against anybody with enough notice. Woodley for me is talented as fuck but he has not go the draw power he thinks he has….that belt only takes you so far

  16. i am rooting for steven i like woodley but i despise champions who look for momey fights, it is not the mantra a champin should have. If you look through the history of MMA the greatest champions are warriors who would defend against anybody with enough notice. Woodley for me is talented as fuck but he has not go the draw power he thinks he has….that belt only takes you so far

  17. haaaaaaa lil bitch he told Thompson to fight lawler now he's acting like a cunt lmao and that stupid bitch it's fantastic it's fantastic lol you're referring to his shit talk hahaha btw it was terrible

  18. haaaaaaa lil bitch he told Thompson to fight lawler now he's acting like a cunt lmao and that stupid bitch it's fantastic it's fantastic lol you're referring to his shit talk hahaha btw it was terrible

  19. Ya'll are goofy as fuck getting all over this guy because he would rather of headlined 205 against one of the biggest PPV draws in history then fight a guy that can kick your face off but couldn't sell out a high school gym.

  20. Ya'll are goofy as fuck getting all over this guy because he would rather of headlined 205 against one of the biggest PPV draws in history then fight a guy that can kick your face off but couldn't sell out a high school gym.

  21. this pussy hole had smoking coming off of his feet trying to run from Wonderboy, came up with every excuse in the book, its actually funny that he didn't even have the belt for 30 mins before he was trying to set up his own fights…was scared to death and looks scared to death here on live tv..its actually funny he thought he had a choice in this matter. UFC put this boy in line, now he looks incredibly stupid. the damage is done, Wonderboy already had every advantage and now he has a mental one. he KNOWS that this guy is scared shitless of him…its going to be a quick night. 2nd rd KO or TKO…especially after Woodley gasses. Real champions fight the best..super fights happen but real fights giving other fighters THE SAME OPPORTUNITY ROBBIE LAWLER GAVE HIM must happen too…worst champion in UFC history..there's been nobody worse than this guy. Disgrace.

  22. this pussy hole had smoking coming off of his feet trying to run from Wonderboy, came up with every excuse in the book, its actually funny that he didn't even have the belt for 30 mins before he was trying to set up his own fights…was scared to death and looks scared to death here on live tv..its actually funny he thought he had a choice in this matter. UFC put this boy in line, now he looks incredibly stupid. the damage is done, Wonderboy already had every advantage and now he has a mental one. he KNOWS that this guy is scared shitless of him…its going to be a quick night. 2nd rd KO or TKO…especially after Woodley gasses. Real champions fight the best..super fights happen but real fights giving other fighters THE SAME OPPORTUNITY ROBBIE LAWLER GAVE HIM must happen too…worst champion in UFC history..there's been nobody worse than this guy. Disgrace.

  23. Enjoy that belt Woodley not going to last lang .. Wonderboy going to make you look like a fool just like McDonald did ! There is no overhand that is going to land on that man when you try to hit him you wil be hitting air give that 1 round after that you fall back to the cage just like you did against McDonald he wil jab you the fuck up and then one of his kicks wil send your sorry ass to La La Land and i cant wait for it !

  24. Enjoy that belt Woodley not going to last lang .. Wonderboy going to make you look like a fool just like McDonald did ! There is no overhand that is going to land on that man when you try to hit him you wil be hitting air give that 1 round after that you fall back to the cage just like you did against McDonald he wil jab you the fuck up and then one of his kicks wil send your sorry ass to La La Land and i cant wait for it !

  25. wonder woman gone get a much deserved asswoopin And all u bitch ass people who say he's not a deserving champion who knocked Lawler ass out n the 1st round yall must have forgotten stop hating on his black power bitches he gone b champ 4 a long time. Now suck on that motherfuckers!!!

  26. wonder woman gone get a much deserved asswoopin And all u bitch ass people who say he's not a deserving champion who knocked Lawler ass out n the 1st round yall must have forgotten stop hating on his black power bitches he gone b champ 4 a long time. Now suck on that motherfuckers!!!

    • You caucasian men really have false hopes. Tyron is going to run through him like nothing. Watch. Wonderboy has fought no one even CLOSE to that. When Rory beat Tyron his mind was not up to par. Now his mental game is on par with his physicality. Thompson has no chance.

    • +Mr. Marshall, Wonderboy practises with Weidman, which means that now he has good take down defense and he isn't bad on the ground. Woodley knockouted Robbie, because Robbie thought that he will withstand Woodley's punches and then hit Tyron. Wonderboy won't let Woodley close to him in 1. and possibly 2. round, he will keep distance with kicks and even if Woodley come close Wonderboy, Stephen has excellent head movements and he can knockout Woodley at that moment too. After 1. or eventually 2. round, Woodley will be tired (he doesn't have a good stamina) and even if he manages to survive 3 rounds left, he will probably lose by unanimous decision.

    • You caucasian men really have false hopes. Tyron is going to run through him like nothing. Watch. Wonderboy has fought no one even CLOSE to that. When Rory beat Tyron his mind was not up to par. Now his mental game is on par with his physicality. Thompson has no chance.

    • +Mr. Marshall, Wonderboy practises with Weidman, which means that now he has good take down defense and he isn't bad on the ground. Woodley knockouted Robbie, because Robbie thought that he will withstand Woodley's punches and then hit Tyron. Wonderboy won't let Woodley close to him in 1. and possibly 2. round, he will keep distance with kicks and even if Woodley come close Wonderboy, Stephen has excellent head movements and he can knockout Woodley at that moment too. After 1. or eventually 2. round, Woodley will be tired (he doesn't have a good stamina) and even if he manages to survive 3 rounds left, he will probably lose by unanimous decision.

  27. Smells like Jealousy in these comments…Jealousy and Hate mixed with a little White Supremacy. Mix that all together and you get WhiteBoy's who listen to rap, but secretly call Black Men Niggers while, trying to learn how to walk, talk and act Black. Cheering for Black athletes, lusting over the bodies of Black women, probably wearing cotton socks right now, stopping at Red lights invented by a Black Man commenting on a forum talking about a Black Champion all while hiding their true Identity out of fear of retaliation from a world that doesn't respect your ancient retard opinions

  28. Smells like Jealousy in these comments…Jealousy and Hate mixed with a little White Supremacy. Mix that all together and you get WhiteBoy's who listen to rap, but secretly call Black Men Niggers while, trying to learn how to walk, talk and act Black. Cheering for Black athletes, lusting over the bodies of Black women, probably wearing cotton socks right now, stopping at Red lights invented by a Black Man commenting on a forum talking about a Black Champion all while hiding their true Identity out of fear of retaliation from a world that doesn't respect your ancient retard opinions

  29. it's a lot of rednecks
    giving their daughters
    hickeys saying
    Woohoo round up the pigs
    let play limbo
    get the moonshine
    spit tobacco
    in the baby formula
    so what Connor hasn't no title defences
    we have excuses
    so what Nick was a fill-in
    with his career on decline

  30. it's a lot of rednecks
    giving their daughters
    hickeys saying
    Woohoo round up the pigs
    let play limbo
    get the moonshine
    spit tobacco
    in the baby formula
    so what Connor hasn't no title defences
    we have excuses
    so what Nick was a fill-in
    with his career on decline

  31. Wonder boy 2nd round TKO he will win the belt an then he will lose it to Cowboy or i hope that will happen lmao. I like all the fighters really its hard to not like what they do an how hard they work so IDK who will win an don't really care i guess lmao.

  32. Wonder boy 2nd round TKO he will win the belt an then he will lose it to Cowboy or i hope that will happen lmao. I like all the fighters really its hard to not like what they do an how hard they work so IDK who will win an don't really care i guess lmao.

  33. Bet none of you Punk Ass haters would call that Man a bitch to his face, because ya'll are bitches. Why do you hate T. Woodley so much? All he did was put in work to get where he is. The difference between fans, and martial artists and racists is obvious. I have seen the fans at UFC fights, so I know 98% of you actual bitches look more like Garbage Pail Kids, or Professional Pokemon Go players and wanna call the REAL champ a bitch, after he KO'd Robbie in the 1st round? NO Respect! Ya'll never wanna give a Black Man his due. He is gonna, knock out Wonderboy in the 1st round too, Matt Brown beat the fuck outta Wonderboy BTW. After Conor got choked out All O' Ya'll delusional MF'S still call him the GOAT. He BARELY beat Diaz! It's never a race issue until some Racist ass White Niggers wanna bring that shit up. A mouse would never talk shit in the face of a Lion. Check my page, invite me to a gym in your area if you got something to say to me…beat your fucking ass…fa99ot ass Racists bitches! #BlackGreatnessScaresYou

  34. Bet none of you Punk Ass haters would call that Man a bitch to his face, because ya'll are bitches. Why do you hate T. Woodley so much? All he did was put in work to get where he is. The difference between fans, and martial artists and racists is obvious. I have seen the fans at UFC fights, so I know 98% of you actual bitches look more like Garbage Pail Kids, or Professional Pokemon Go players and wanna call the REAL champ a bitch, after he KO'd Robbie in the 1st round? NO Respect! Ya'll never wanna give a Black Man his due. He is gonna, knock out Wonderboy in the 1st round too, Matt Brown beat the fuck outta Wonderboy BTW. After Conor got choked out All O' Ya'll delusional MF'S still call him the GOAT. He BARELY beat Diaz! It's never a race issue until some Racist ass White Niggers wanna bring that shit up. A mouse would never talk shit in the face of a Lion. Check my page, invite me to a gym in your area if you got something to say to me…beat your fucking ass…fa99ot ass Racists bitches! #BlackGreatnessScaresYou

  35. Rightfully! Never deserved a "money fight" simply because he is nobody's dream fight. And after just winning the belt? Haha fuck off. Facing GSP, let alone a irrelevant unranked in a losing streak Nick Diaz who's been out for a while. He's over his head.

    Glad they did the right next title fight.

  36. Rightfully! Never deserved a "money fight" simply because he is nobody's dream fight. And after just winning the belt? Haha fuck off. Facing GSP, let alone a irrelevant unranked in a losing streak Nick Diaz who's been out for a while. He's over his head.

    Glad they did the right next title fight.

  37. YES!! this is the right match up. Wonderboy deserves the shot more than any other contender, and you can be sure that Tyron is very worried about this one. He had been trying to dodge this fight since he got the belt but im sure the UFC made this match up anyway. Wonderboy has got this. That guy is destined to be champion and there is nobody in the division who can beat him yet.

  38. YES!! this is the right match up. Wonderboy deserves the shot more than any other contender, and you can be sure that Tyron is very worried about this one. He had been trying to dodge this fight since he got the belt but im sure the UFC made this match up anyway. Wonderboy has got this. That guy is destined to be champion and there is nobody in the division who can beat him yet.

  39. jesus… he stepped in the ring with lawler, and folk claim hes scared of wonderboy (who is awesome, but no scarier than lawler or McD.) imo, his expressed reluctance is a bit of payback for wonderboy saying he didnt deserve title shot, and nothing more. lets be honest, woodley isnt really that big of a star and will do exactly what dana tells him to do.

  40. jesus… he stepped in the ring with lawler, and folk claim hes scared of wonderboy (who is awesome, but no scarier than lawler or McD.) imo, his expressed reluctance is a bit of payback for wonderboy saying he didnt deserve title shot, and nothing more. lets be honest, woodley isnt really that big of a star and will do exactly what dana tells him to do.

  41. All you are idiots, Woodley trolled all you fools and got you all emotional like little bitches. He was going to fight WonderWoman the entire time, he did all that just to build interest in the fight. Genius strategy.

  42. All you are idiots, Woodley trolled all you fools and got you all emotional like little bitches. He was going to fight WonderWoman the entire time, he did all that just to build interest in the fight. Genius strategy.