On February 6, 2016, at UFC 196 Werdum vs. Velasquez II, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nev., Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (11-1) will face his toughest opponent yet in the co-main event, when he faces off against former welterweight champion Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks (17-3). Thompson is currently riding a five-fight win streak, with knockouts over Jake Ellenberger and Chris Clements, along with a TKO victory over Robert Whitacker. Hendricks, on the other hand, is 2-2 in his last four fights and is looking to show the world that he still belongs at the top of the division.

Leading into the fight with Hendricks, Thompson is taking time out of his training schedule to do a weekly blog with Press Box Insider on Mile High Sports Radio and TheMMACorner.com. In the second edition of Thompson’s weekly blog, Wonderboy sat down with Josh Davis of Press Box Insider and The MMA Corner to discuss the start of training camp, the holiday season and the financial stressors of funding your own training camp.

During episode 3 of Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson’s UFC 196 Weekly Blog, “Wonderboy” discusses training with former middleweight champion Chris Weidman, his mental thoughts and preparation for the biggest fight of his career. In addition, Thompson talks about the differences in his training camps now that he is a little bit older from the time when he was younger. Thompson continues to walk through the upcoming weeks of his training camps and what he needs to do to get the victory against Johny Hendricks.

For the full interview with Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson click here.

For the full episode of Press Box Insider click here.

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Josh Davis
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Josh Davis is the owner and President of The MMA Corner, LLC. He has been a fan of mixed martial arts since seeing UFC 1 in his hometown. In addition to his The MMA Corner responsibilities, Josh is the editor of Scrapp! Fight Magazine. Josh has also written for MMA Unleashed and MMA Sports magazines. Josh also manages some of Colorado's best up and coming fighters and is dedicated to the positive promotion of the sport.