Stephen Thompson cleared to fight, wants Jorge Masvidal or Robbie Lawler at UFC 217

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    Since having surgery on his right knee earlier this year “Wonderboy” has been a busy little beaver. The 34-year-old title contender verbally agreed to fight fellow striker Jorge Masvidal later this year and now looks to take full advantage of that promise.

    “Yea, so I got cleared,” Thompson said in a recent interview with BJPenn.com. “You know the doctors said I was good on Wednesday. So now I am getting back into the swing of things. I am training again, so I think I should be ready to go in November. That is the plan. I know that me and (Jorge) Masvidal verbally said that we would fight. I haven’t heard nothing from the UFC yet. So hopefully they will jump on board and want to make that fight happen. You know I’ve been out for 5 or 6 months now. It seems like I’ve been out forever man. I am just itching to get back out there and do it again. So hopefully the UFC will jump on board and want to get us on the [UFC 217] card. That is the plan anyway.”

    Masvidal, 32, is coming off a spit-decision loss to Demian Maia back at UFC 211 and would make for a perfect opponent against Thompson in his return to action. Of course, if “Wonderboy” is unable to land “Gamebred” at UFC 217 he’ll gladly take his chances against another elite divisional contender.

    Lawler, 35, is coming off a decision win over Donald Cerrone at UFC 214 after losing his title to Woodley last year at UFC 201 via first-round knockout. The long-time veteran would be one of the most exciting matchups the promotion could make for Thompson.

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    EITHER one of those fights would be fun.
     
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    Either fight should be awesome and fast paced very excited
     
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    Either match up is a good match up imo.
     
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    Wonderboy via devastating KO if he fights Lawler. I think he'd pick Masvidal apart.
     
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    Would watch both.
     
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    WB vs Masvidal please.
     
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  9. MMAViewer Brown Belt

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    Lawler vs Jorge
    cowboy vs wonderboy
     
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    Wonderboy will knockout Lawler. He did a fairly good job blitzing Cowboy early on, but he was getting pieced up at will in the second round, and eeked by in the third.

    I don't think he can take Wonderboys head kicks.

    Masvidal is a very fun fight as well, very intriguing matchup.
     
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    I think Cowboy needs a lower caliber fight, outside of the top 5.

    His brain certainly needs it.
     
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    I'd rather see which specialist at 170 is better, Wonderboy, or Maia.
     
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    Pretty sure Maia is now going to take a bit of a break. As you know he was looking for a bit of time off and got rushed into the title fight.
     
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  14. Phronimos The truth don't have to be validated by ignorance.

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    Hopefully he doesn't choke and actually fights.
     
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  15. Phronimos The truth don't have to be validated by ignorance.

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    Not going to lie, I laughed at this.
     
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  16. James Edwart Longdongus

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    Make it a fukin Triple Threat
     
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    Cerrone vs. DHK would be ideal.
     
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    That makes sense to me.

    The Dong has been a bit inactive, and he's definitely in the process of wrapping up his career, so he might want a marquee name like Cowboy.
     
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  20. Bend NvR Break Schvchenko coming for that ass

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    Finally got over his nightmares of Woodley.

    I kid I kid

    I want to see WB KO Masdival.
     
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