Stephen Thompson's Blogs

  • UFC Highlight Video: Watch Stephen Thompson Pepper Johny Hendricks By: Mike Sloan

    It was supposed to be the biggest, most difficult test of Stephen Thompson’s career.

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz/Garbrandt/Arm Bars

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler - Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler battle for the welterweight championship.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz/Garbrandt/Arm Bars

    9:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Premier Boxing Champions - Undefeated Danny Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs) faces former three-division champion Robert Guerrero (33-3-1, 18 KOs). From STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez - UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar takes on Mexican-American pioneer Cain Velasquez in a clash of giants at UFC 121.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    Hendricks vs. Thompson

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Hendricks vs. Lawler - An enhanced replay of the one of the most memorable fights in UFC history, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound. Watch it again, like you've never seen it before.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In
    Hendricks vs. Thompson

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Legacy Fighting Championship 51 - Ricardo Ramos vs. Manny Vazquez; Travis Coyle vs. Brock Larson; Antonio Trocoli vs. Jacob Volkmann; Kevin Asplund vs. Cody East. From Hinkley, Minn.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    Hendricks vs. Thompson

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    Hendricks vs. Thompson

    12:30 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 414 - Kenny Rice, Bas Rutten and Ron Kruck break down UFC FN 82 and Bellator 149; Dada 5000 preps for his grudge match against Kimbo Slice; Michael Schiavello and Pat Miletich recap Legacy FC 51; highlights from around the globe.

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    Hendricks vs. Thompson

    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Hendricks vs. Lawler - An enhanced replay of the one of the most memorable fights in UFC history, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound. Watch it again, like you've never seen it before.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Johnson vs. Bader – Prelims - Masio Fullen vs. Alex Caceres; Alexander Yakovlev vs. George Sullivan; Wilson Reis vs. Dustin Ortiz; Kevin Casey vs. Rafael Natal; Diego Ferreira vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier; Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine. From Newark, N.J.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    Hendricks vs. Thompson

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz/Garbrandt/Arm Bars

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    Hendricks vs. Thompson

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler - Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler battle for the welterweight championship.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    Hendricks vs. Thompson

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Hendricks vs. Lawler - An enhanced replay of the one of the most memorable fights in UFC history, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound. Watch it again, like you've never seen it before.

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  • UFC Full Fight Download: Watch Stephen Thompson Kick Dan Stittgen's Face

    Watch Stephen Thompson's incredible Ultimate Fighting Championship debut.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz/Garbrandt/Arm Bars

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    St-Pierre vs. Hendricks - Reliving the epic UFC 167 title fight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    Hendricks vs. Thompson

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Johny Hendricks - Johny Hendricks' top five knockouts.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler - Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler battle for the welterweight championship.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Johnson vs. Bader – Prelims - Masio Fullen vs. Alex Caceres; Alexander Yakovlev vs. George Sullivan; Wilson Reis vs. Dustin Ortiz; Kevin Casey vs. Rafael Natal; Diego Ferreira vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier; Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine. From Newark, N.J.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Johnson vs. Bader - Bryan Barberena vs. Sage Northcutt, welterweight bout; Jimmie Rivera vs. Iuri Alcantara, bantamweight bout; Ben Rothwell vs. Josh Barnett, heavyweight bout; Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader, light heavyweight bout. From Newark, N.J.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    Hendricks vs. Thompson

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz/Garbrandt/Arm Bars

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    St. Pierre vs. Hendricks - Reliving the epic UFC 167 title fight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Hendricks vs. Lawler - An enhanced replay of the one of the most memorable fights in UFC history, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound. Watch it again, like you've never seen it before.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz/Garbrandt/Arm Bars

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    Hendricks vs. Thompson

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    3:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    2014: Andre Berto vs. Steve Chambers From Sept. 6, 2014.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 - Inside the training camps ahead of UFC 191.

    4:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    2007: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Oscar De La Hoya takes on Floyd Mayweather Jr. for the WBC super welterweight title. From May 5, 2007 in Las Vegas.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    Machida vs. Rockhold

    5:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    2007: Ricky Hatton vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Ricky Hatton challenges Floyd Mayweather Jr. for the WBC welterweight title. From Dec. 8, 2007 in Las Vegas.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Prelims
    Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki; Jorge Masvidal vs. James Krause; Patrick Cote vs. Stephen Thompson; John Howard vs. Brian Ebersole. From Las Vegas.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II - Prelims
    Jose Aldo takes on Chad Mendes in the title fight. Also: Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira. From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 139: Rua vs. Henderson - Former champions Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua headlined UFC 139 in a five-round war that proved to be one of the greatest fights of all time. Go inside their training and then watch the 2011 instant classic between two MMA legends.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Heavyweight Champions

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Prelims
    Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki; Jorge Masvidal vs. James Krause; Patrick Cote vs. Stephen Thompson; John Howard vs. Brian Ebersole. From Las Vegas.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Barao 2

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    St.Pierre vs. Hendricks - Reliving the epic UFC 167 title fight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St.Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Bantamweights

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber - UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz puts his belt on the line against the last man to defeat him, Urijah Faber.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Teixeira vs. Saint Preux - Geane Herrera vs. Ray Borg; Amanda Nunes vs. Sara McMann; Tim Johnson vs. Jared Rosholt; Sam Alvey vs. Derek Brunson; Beneil Dariush vs. Michael Johnson; Glover Teixeira vs. Ovince St.Preux. From Nashville, Tenn.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz - January 31, 2015. From Las Vegas.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz - January 31, 2015. From Las Vegas.

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  • UFC Highlight Video: Watch Stephen Thompson's Incredible Knockout of Jake Ellenberger By: Mike Fridley

    Watch highlights of Stephen Thompson's incredible knockout of Jake Ellenberger at “The Ultimate Fighter 21” Finale.

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Post-Fight Show
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Highlights and press conferences for UFC 189.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Post-Fight Show
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Highlights and press conferences for UFC 189.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Post-Fight Show
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Highlights and press conferences for UFC 189.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Post-Fight Show
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Highlights and press conferences for UFC 189.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 10: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Do or Die - It's do or die for Dan and the American Top Team as they find themselves at a critical turning point in the competition; with the end in sight, Glenn and the Blackzilians make their plan to crush their competition, once and for all.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 11: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Pushing the Limits - The Blackzilians assess their situation, regroup, and prepare for the next battle, while American Top Team choose a strong but unlikely fighter in hopes of bringing home the win.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 12: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: The Showdown

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Best of the Lighter Weightclasses - Fight finishes from the flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight divisions, including the best from superstars such as Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo, Donald Cerrone and more.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Prelims
    Henry Briones vs. Cody Garbrandt; John Howard vs. Cathal Pendred; Alex Garcia vs. Mike Swick; Tim Means vs. Matt Brown. From Las Vegas.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Prefight Show
    UFC: Ellenberger vs. Thompson

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Ellenberger vs. Thompson – Prelims - Marcio Alexandre vs. George Sullivan; Trevor Smith vs. Dan Miller; Jerrod Sanders vs. Russell Doane; Caio Magalhaes vs. Josh Samman. From Las Vegas.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Ellenberger vs. Thompson - Mike de la Torre vs. Maximo Blanco; Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Magana; Cezar Ferreira vs. Jorge Masvidal; Jake Ellenberger vs. Stephen Thompson. From Las Vegas.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 166: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos 3 - The last fight in the Dos Santos/Velasquez trilogy.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera - Rua vs. Vera; Nogueira vs. Herman; Palhares vs. Belcher.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 20 Episode 3: Team Melendez vs. Team Pettis: Don't Fight Fate - Jessica Penne and Lisa Ellis vie for a quarterfinal spot.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Prelims
    Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki; Jorge Masvidal vs. James Krause; Patrick Cote vs. Stephen Thompson; John Howard vs. Brian Ebersole. From Las Vegas.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Team Alpha Male - Great fights from Team Alpha Male.

    7:00 p.m. ET Mav TV: King of the Cage
    Damage Report - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from the Lake of the Torches Resort Casino, Lac Du Flambeau, WI.

    9:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Submissions

    10:00 p.m. ET Mav TV: King of the Cage
    Damage Report - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from the Lake of the Torches Resort Casino, Lac Du Flambeau, WI.

    12:00 a.m. ET Mav TV: King of the Cage
    Battle Tested - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from the Northern Lights Casino Resort, Walker, Minn.

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