Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson reveals embarrassing incident from UFC 264

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson ‘projectile vomited’ in front of his fellow fighters in an embarrassing incident prior to UFC 264, it has been revealed.

The 38-year-old, who suffered a unanimous decision defeat by Gilbert Burns earlier this month, spoke about what happened after the weigh-ins on his YouTube channel. 

He said: ‘We have food and I’ve got like five shakes that I have to drink, along with some water. 

Stephen Thompson said he ‘projectile vomited’ after the weigh-ins at UFC 264

Thompson recovered for his fight with Gilbert Burns but suffered a points defeat

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‘Now I’m depleted of pretty much everything at this point, and these shakes have a ton of sodium, sugars, vitamins, minerals, potassium — it’s got everything you can think of in a shake, so it’s rough on the body if you chug it, right?

‘I’m sitting there with my dad with a bunch of fighters around me and people are coming over to try and talk to me, and I already drank my first drink along with like two water bottles. And then I started getting — something started to happen to me.

‘Dad runs over there and pushes some UFC fighters away to try and get this thing to me — and he doesn’t get it to me,’ Thompson said. 

The 38-year-old was able to joke about the incident more than a week on from it 

‘I projectile vomit everywhere. In front of the entire UFC roster. In front of everybody.’

Thompson is one of the most popular fighters in the organisation and known for his politeness in stark contrast to the world of trash talking he can often be surrounded by. 

He is true to form in the self-deprecating anecdote and recovered from the vomiting incident for his co-main event.

But he was denied a third win in succession as the judges all scored the contest in favour of Burns (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).   

Thompson was chasing a third win in a row but could not get the job done against Burns

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