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UFC’s Stephen Thompson Hopes For a Spring Return to Fighting

January 20, 2018 | Posted by Larry Csonka

UFC’s Stephen Thompson recently spoke with MMA Junkie Radio, and spoke about recovering from a hand injury with hopes of making a spring return to the UFC…

On How His Hand is Doing: “I want to be able to fight. I’m not done yet. I’m a young 34-year-old. I can make a fist, I just can’t tighten it up. Hitting stuff is pretty painful right now. That’s why I’m doing physical therapy so I can at least make it stronger so I can do those things. I think the pain will always be there. But as an MMA fighter, I’m used to that.”

On Not Suffering Many Injuries: “I think I’m doing pretty good at 34 when it comes to the injury part,” he said. “Not any severe injuries yet, especially to the head. I try not to take those shots. Those shots are the ones that really end guy’s careers.”

On The Monsters in The Welterweight Division: “You never know what can happen,” he said. “Darren Till is a tough opponent. You’ve got a lot of guys, like Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington and Mike Perry. These are monsters coming up in the division, and I’ve got my eye on every one of them.”

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