You guys are underestimating Stephen Thompson

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  1. Chael_Sonnen

    Chael_Sonnen GAY CHEESE BLESS!!

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    He's a top contender, for sure. I wouldn't be suprised if he starched Luque. IK his last 2 fights were losses, but in one of them he arguably won, and in the other he was dominating up until the point he got KO's. Which was his first KO ever! EVER!
    He has a lot of miles left in the tank, with an unorthodox style that lends itself well to aging. Look at Lyoto Machida, who also uses a Karate style. He's 42, and has been hit and KO's far more times than Wonderboy.

    Bottom line is, I think Wonderboy wins vs Luque, then moves back into the top 3, possible getting a titleshot in the future.
    Also, y'all are forgetting that he was 1 win (pettis) away from getting a titleshot vs Usman.
     
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  2. ApplesVild

    ApplesVild Black Belt

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    I think the majority are picking Wonderboy, I expect he'll he a slight betting favourite too
     
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    ThaiSexPills Pulsing tainted viagra Yellow Card

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    Luque gets slept on by everybody. I wouldn’t be surprised if this fight was his coming out party either. He’s only lost 1 in his last 11 and is on a pretty nice streak now.

    The betting odds will likely be fairly close with wonderboy getting the edge.
     
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    orca P4P #1 Machida fan

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    Is wb stil even in his prime?i dont think hel wear a ufc belt
     
  5. SimonNova

    SimonNova Worship and forget

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    I love Luque, entertaining brawler with heart, but a technician like Wonderboy will pick him apart.
     
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    genecop Red Belt

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    Fan of WB, but concerned .....I’m 50/50 on this one..
     
  7. ApplesVild

    ApplesVild Black Belt

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    I suppose these is a question around Wonderboy's chin coming off a KO loss, Luque has the power to put him out
     
  8. dildos

    dildos Gold Belt

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    Pettis needs a easy bounce back fight, he should rematch wonderboy so he can knock him out again.
     
  9. Zebra Cheeks

    Zebra Cheeks Don’t look into the eye of the storm Platinum Member

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    Well he’s lost a lot recently. If he gets back to his winning ways I’m sure the hype will come back
     
  10. Medulla Omoplata

    Medulla Omoplata Mayberry Comptroller

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    Wonderboy is like 300 times better than anyone Luque has fought yet. This is only really a test to see if Wonderboy is still the same Wonderboy or if retirement looms.
     
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    Ace70 V2 Black Belt

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    I know he can win, but I'd prefer Luque win.
     
  12. Huligani

    Huligani Number One Bullshit

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    I pick Wonderboy.
     
  13. kimocomplex

    kimocomplex Red Belt

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    completely agree

    Luque is good, but what will he do when he cant punch Stephen?

    but anything is possible
     
  14. Sarge3000

    Sarge3000 "Fighting is like the Stock Market"

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    To me, Wonderboy still beats most WWs. Including Masvidal which he already beat, along with Diaz, etc.
     
  15. FlyingDeathKick

    FlyingDeathKick Red Belt

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    It was wonderboys first time being finished but he has been knocked down many times.
     
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    Don't forget, all those 10 wins are all finishes aswell.
     
  17. ION CUTELABA

    ION CUTELABA White Belt

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    Wonderboy is elite but he clearly is in a decline since 2017 and he has always been chinny. Luque has good volume and power, if he connects he finishes him.
     
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    faustian I'M NOT A MONSTER Platinum Member

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    I see it more as continuing WB’s demotion to “gatekeeper with a name” role in the division as his career winds down
     
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    Mma239 White Belt

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    I agree. I think he's beats Luque.
     
  20. DrunkMonkMeth

    DrunkMonkMeth Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    His style doesnt age well.
    But we dunno how go luque really is. Its an interesting match up thay show usbwhere 2 guy are at in their career
     

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