UFC star Stephen Thompson suffered a defeat at the hands of Gilbert Burns at UFC 264. He admitted that things did not go according to him in the fight, but he is confident about getting back to the win ways. His excuse for losing was the ‘facing punching’ having him ‘dying.’
Thompson and Burns squared off against each other in the co-main event of UFC 264. After three competitive rounds, ‘Durinho’ emerged victorious with all three judges scoring the contest 29-28 in his favor. Dustin Poirier Sends Bold Message To Jake Paul
Stephen Thompson opens up on the fight
Thompson issued an official statement and vowed to come back “better than ever.” He also thanked Burns for sharing the octagon with him.
During the fight, Thompson and Burns entailed in an exchange as they brutally punched each other in the face. He also went on to compare that sequence with the iconic fight between Don Frye and Yoshihiro Takayama at Pride FC. He said:
“Welp… didn’t go the way I wanted it to but I’ll be back better than EVER next time y’all see me in the octagon! Thanks so much Gilbert Burns for the opportunity Brotha!! Aaaand the face punching had me dying. Thanks to everyone for their love and support!”
Thompson’s loss to Burns was his first since March 2019. He is currently ranked fourth in the welterweight division.