Stephen Thompson Net Worth: Stephen Thompson is an American mixed martial artist and former professional full-contact kickboxer. As of 2017, Stephen Thompson net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
Stephen was born on February 11, 1983 in South Carolina, United States. He graduated from high school in 2001 and has been studying martial arts since his pre-teens. He also studies Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Carlos Machado who is his brother in law. Thompson holds a 5th degree black belt in Tetsushin Ryu Kempo Karate, a 1st degree black belt in Tetsu Shin Ryu Ju-Jitsu, and a black belt in American Kickboxing where he is 20 – 0 and is a 15 time champion.
Thompson started his MMA career in 2010, but his first match came in February 4, 2012 against Dan Stittgen. He won the fight via KO in the first round after landing a flush kick while he was also awarded knockout of the Night honors after his magnificent performance. His first defeat came on April 21, 2012 at UFC 145 after he lost to Matt Brown via unanimous decision. After that, he went to win series of matches including fight against Nah-Shon Burrell, Chris Clements, Robert Whittaker and Patrick Cote. On July 12, 2015, he faced Jake Ellenberger at the ultimate Fighter 21 Finale. He won the fight via KO in the first round and earned a Performance of the Night bonus.
Thompson biggest disappointment came at UFC 205 where he faced champion Tyron Woodley. The fight ended in a majority draw with two judges scoring the fight 47-47 and the third 48-47 in favor of Tyron Woodley. Unfortunately, he lost the match and Woodley retained his championship titled. UFC president Dana White stated that there will be rematch and the match is scheduled to take place on March 4, 2017 at UFC 209.