Fans of the stand up aspect of mixed martial arts rejoice.

On Tuesday morning, UFC welterweight Albert “Einstein” Tumenov took to his Instagam to issue a challenge to fellow striking standout Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson.

Обещал никого не вызывать, но бой Томпсон -Туменов, Битва двух школ, двух интеллектов. Я думаю “Wonderboy- Einstein” лучшие ударники дивизиона. Скоро у меня свадьба, но если бы дали бой в мае – июне, была бы “ПОЭЗИЯ”в октагоне! I did promise , do not challenge anybody , but fight Thompson vs Tumenov , it’s fight of two schools, two intelligence. I think ” Wonderboy-Einstein ” are the best strikers of division… I am getting married very soon , but if give me this fight on May or June , that will be a real show ” poetry in octagon ” @ufc @wonderboymma @danawhiteufc @muratkeshtov

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“I did promise , do not challenge anybody , but fight Thompson vs Tumenov , it’s fight of two schools, two intelligence,” wrote Tumenov. “I think ” Wonderboy-Einstein ” are the best strikers of division…I am getting married very soon , but if give me this fight on May or June , that will be a real show ” poetry in octagon.”

Thompson (12-1), a multiple time kickboxing champion, is coming off the biggest win of his career in the former of a blistering first round TKO over former champion Johny Hendricks this past Saturday. This not only extended his win streak to six straight but marked his seventh career knockout victory and fourth under the UFC banner.

Tumenov (17-2), a boxing and Russian hand-to-hand combat champion, was most recently seen earning a close split decision win over Lorenz Larkin at UFC 195 in January. Prior to this win, fans saw Tumenov decimate Alan Jouban with a violent headkick in the first round of their UFC 192 bout in October. To date, 11 of Tumenov’s 17 wins have ended in (T)KO, including 10 wthin. the opening frame

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