The UFC‘s welterweight division has some of the best and most recognizable fighters in the sport. Two of those fighters who are massive fan favorites are Jorge Masvidal (35-15) and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (16-4-1).
Both of these men have been two of the top welterweights in the UFC for a long time. Also, both men have significant fan followings despite having very different personalities. Ariel Helwani awarded Wonderboy with the NMF title that stands for the “Nicest Mofo”.
Meanwhile, the UFC actually created a BMF title that Masvidal won in his fight with Nate Diaz. These two hold two artificial belts that perfectly exemplifies the type of people and fighters they are.
Another thing that brings these two top welterweights together is their history. Masvidal and Thompson fought each other back in 2017 at UFC 217. That night, Wonderboy was able to pick up the unanimous decision victory.
Since then, both men have had success and stumbled inside the octagon. At this point, both men are coming off losses and they are needing opponents. Wonderboy took the time to call out Masvidal yesterday in the most Wonderboy fashion ever.
Is the UFC going to book the rematch?
— Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) September 16, 2021
Stephen Thompson took to Twitter yesterday and mentioned that Masvidal is a different animal now opposed to when he first fought him. With that in mind, he wants the UFC to run things back between the two men.
This is also a fight that Masvidal has stated that he’s wanted to run back. Both men need an opponent and Masvidal has been trying to get booked for the end of the year. This past weekend, Masvidal said he was targeting either December or January for his UFC return.
Personally, I think it’s a fantastic matchup. I know that originally Masvidal wanted the UFC to book him against Leon Edwards. However, it doesn’t appear that Edwards is interested in taking a fight that’s not for the welterweight title.
With that fight off the table, Masvidal needs an opponent and Wonderboy fits the bill. At this time, there’s no word on if the promotion is leaning in this direction, but I certainly wouldn’t be surprised to see this one booked.