MMA Stephen Thompson ‘surprised’ to get called

Stephen Thompson catches up with Ariel Helwani and says he was “excited just to get offered a fight” when Anthony “Showtime” Pettis was offered to him at UFC Fight Night: Nashville in April after not fighting for seven months. Thompson says his knee is “100 percent” after being injured for a while. He says he and Pettis have “a similar style” and Pettis is a great fighter. He says Pettis is “best prepared” for his style than anyone else in the division. He also says he wants Kamaru Usman to beat Tyron Woodley for the betterment of his own career.

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