Good news arrived yesterday from the man himself.
UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson (15-4-1) won’t need surgery on his two hands which he broke during his last contest against Vicente Luque at UFC 244.
“Wonderboy” outclassed his adversary earlier this month in New York via UD, but later he announced that both his left and right hands are broken.
Here’s what the American texted to MMAFighting:
“Hands are doing OK,” Thompson wrote. “Still hurting, but they’ll be all right,” the former title challenger said. Thompson added that he won’t able to train for the next month at least, but the damage he suffered won’t be requiring a scalpel.
That is not the first time the fighter is dealing with serious hand injuries – he suffered two broken thumbs after an impressive win over Jorge Masvidal back in 2017.
While the injury will require Thompson to miss out on hitting pads or full sparring for the next month or two, he should still be able to compete again in early 2020. He remains a top-10 ranked welterweight and continues to hunt for another shot at UFC gold.