Matt and Nine had a great time at UFC 145; which is good. Thanks to Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson for making that happen for us. I say us, though I didn't go, because we are collectively one on the show here. I watched Stephen's fight on FX and that was hard to watch. I love the UFC and am becoming a bigger fan by the day but watching Stephen take the pounding that he took to the body and face was really hard to watch. This really is a brutal sport and it reminds us all that you gotta fight as much as you can, while you can and get your money.
Stephen will be back for sure; he said on his Facebook fan page that his massive weight cut contributed to the loss. I can believe that, it's not like he was dominated the whole fight, Matt Brown even said Stephen had knocked him out at one point. I assume the vantage point of Stephen's knockout was not great for his coaches or I assume they would have called for Stephen to finish him. Either way; I think since Stephen got that first loss out of the way, he will be back strong. Let's hope so; he is a great guy and a great fighter so I would love to see him go a long way. The rest of the card was really good; I guess Bones is the real deal, I don't know if anyone is gonna defeat him at the weight class he is now so we will see if he moves up. I can't wait for the next one, each one seems to get better and better to me.