Stephen Thompson Wants UFC In South Carolina, Fight Robbie Lawler In Main Event


Stephen Thompson hasn’t been seen in action since a close decision loss to Darren Till in the main event of UFC Fight Night Liverpool.

The welterweight star would like to see the UFC come to his home state of South Carolina, which is a request based on comments made by UFC President Dana White to give Thompson what the fighter wants after fighting an overweight Till.

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“We took him up on (his offer),” Thompson told MMA Junkie. “We chatted back and forth, and I think that’s something they’re definitely excited about and looking forward to. Hopefully we can get something going by the end of the year. If not that, the beginning of next year.”

If the UFC would make their way to South Carolina, it would mark the promotions debut in that state.

Thompson also has an opponent in mind for the promotions potential debut in South Carolina and that is former UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler.

“With Robbie Lawler, he’s coming off of a knee injury,” Thompson said. “I was just thinking, ‘Robbie Lawler’s out for a little bit. I might be out for a little bit. Let’s call for Robbie Lawler and maybe the timing will be fairly right.’ Hopefully we can fight each other.”

There has been no comment from White or anybody from the UFC about the organization coming to South Carolina.

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