UFC star Stephen Thompson has revealed the embarrassing moment in which he projectile vomited after the weigh-ins for his fight with Gilbert Burns at UFC 264.
Thompson lost a decision to fellow top welterweight contender Burns in the co-main event of UFC 264 earlier this month. It was Thompson's first loss since being knocked out by Anthony Pettis in March 2019.
Unfortunately for 'Wonderboy', the loss to Burns wasn't the only bad part of his UFC 264 experience. As he describes it, he had the "most embarrassing" moment of his nine-year UFC stint whilst backstage at the event after making weight for the fight.
“While you’re there, we have food and I’ve got like five shakes that I have to drink, along with some water,” Thompson said.
“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.”
Thompson went on to explain that he felt nauseous and dizzy after drinking the shakes too quickly. He then called for the help of his father and head coach, Ray Thompson, but it was too late.
“(My) 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. I projectile vomit everywhere. In front of the entire UFC roster. In front of everybody.
“And what was crazy before that, all these undercard fighters were coming up to get pictures with me. Max ‘Pain’ (Griffin), super cool guy, I had just signed a card. He gave me one of my ‘Wonderboy’ cards, ‘Man, can you sign this for me?’
"I signed it for him, he’s super cool, he’s such a nice guy, I love that guy. And as soon as he literally sat down, like right behind … [Thompson makes a loud vomiting sound].
Griffin defeated former title challenger Carlos Condit on the preliminary card of UFC 264. Thompson continued by saying that the other fighters who were backstage weren't particularly phased by him vomiting.
“It was like, you know when you see babies throw up? They’re just like [throws up] then they’re like [blank faced], and nothing happened? That was me.
“Everyone was like, ‘Oh, welcome to the club, man.’ I guess that’s happened to a lot of people. I guess because when you drink it too fast, you just projectile vomit. That’s its thing."
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