If you karate-kick the face off a top welterweight and former champ, you’ve definitely got skills – which Stephen Thompson demonstrated when he took out Johny Hendricks with ease at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 82. But apparently our dude has some skills outside of the cage, too.
I know nothing of the backstory between “Wonderboy” and Olympic soccer player Hope Solo, yet the tweets below were just too interesting to pass up (follow the links to the video clips).
It seems Solo is a bit of a fan of Thompson, and he acknowledged her fandom with a shoutout that she subsequently reciprocated.
Sure, she’s married and has been mired in legal entanglements in the past, but Wonderboy… you go, brother. You go.
— UFC (@ufc) February 7, 2016
— Hope Solo (@hopesolo) February 10, 2016