Duke Roufus Says He Has The Playbook To Defeat Stephen Thompson


Former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis recently revealed plans to move up to welterweight and he also issued a challenge to Stephen Thompson, who has accepted said challenge

Duke Roufus is Pettis’ coach and also in the corner of UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley when he fought Thompson at UFC 205 and UFC 209.

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The coach would take to Instagram to reveal that he has the playbook to defeat Thompson:



“How tall are you? So I can know in advance how far to step back when you fall down!” @muhammadali #muhammadali the --. One of my Favorite Pictures and Wins for @twooodley vs Wonder Boy because everyone said you couldn’t. I am grateful for my father teaching & coaching me Karate, Tae Kwon Do and old school PKA Full Contact Karate/American Kickboxing. I also competed in Sport Karate from age 6-18 years old along with numerous years of being a nationally ranked fighter. My 1st 4 years of Kickboxing Fights were under American Kickboxing Rules and my oldest brother Rick is one of the greatest Champions ever in that rule style. I am excited to test our Martial Arts Skill Sets @showtimepettis I got your back with the play book and experience ------ #martialartsislife --#TyronWoodley #AnthonyPettis #showtime #showtimepettis #teampettis #ufc #mma #mixedmartialarts #taekwondo #karate #sportkarate #kickboxing #muaythai #kyokushin #jiujitsu #bjj #wrestling #judo #sambo #pankration #fight #fighter #fighting #roufusport #positivevibes

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There is no word when the potential Pettis versus Thompson bout will go down, as Pettis hasn’t fought since UFC 229 and Thompson hasn’t competed since UFC Fight Night Liverpool.

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