What is Stephen Thompson's net worth? All about MMA fighter's fortune ahead of his UFC fight with Geoff Neal

What is Stephen Thompson's net worth? All about MMA fighter's fortune ahead of his UFC fight with Geoff Neal
Stephen Thompson and Geoff Neal (Getty Images)

The event of the year for the UFC has arrived. Despite all the challenges of 2020, the promotion is closing out its schedule on a high note. For the main event, two-time welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson will be pitted against Geoff Neal. On December 19, UFC Fight Night from the Apex facility in Las Vegas will feature 10 fighters ranked inside the top 10 of their respective divisions and two former champions, Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis.

According to ESPN, December 19 will mark Neal's first UFC main event and it represents a big opportunity for the 2017 Contender Series alum. Neal has a record of 5-0 in the UFC with four finishes and is aiming to build his case for a 170-pound title shot in 2021. He is seven years younger than Thompson and he right now has a seven-fight win streak. On the other hand, Thompson last fought in November 2019 when he beat Vicente Luque through a unanimous decision. But Thompson has lost three of his last five bouts and he'll need a win to stay part of the title conversation.

Thompson is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished strikers in UFC history. As of September 22, 2020, he is #5 in the UFC welterweight rankings. Let's a took a closer look at the MMA's fighter's finance stats since his career is really impressive.

What is Stephen Thompson’s net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Thompson’s net worth is $3 million. He made his professional MMA debut in February 2010 defeating Jeremy Joles. His UFC debut came was in February 2012 with a win over Dan Stitgen which earned him the Knockdown of the Knight. Thompson earned the Performance of the Night beating Robert Whittaker in February 2014.

The sportstar's net worth may vary since many top-level fighters also receive pay-per-view cuts, money from sponsorships, and other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC often pays which are not reported to the public. According to MMA manifesto, here's a sample of one his earnings from a fight. UFC 244 – Nov 2/19 – Win against Luque – $300,000 ($120,000 to show, $120,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $10,000 fight week incentive pay, estimated).

Event of the year

People were extremely excited once the UFC event was announced. One user tweeted, “#UFCVegas17 Prediction Stephen Thompson vs Geoff Neal. Two heavy strikers. Neal with a power edge, Thompson a very technical style striker. I look for Neal to wear down Thompson in the later rounds and come out the winner.” Another said pointing out the favorites, “Geoff Neal has won 13 of his last 15 fights and is the favorite, given a 54.8% chance to beat Stephen Thompson.” One stated, “Two more fights left in 2020 for the UFC: Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Vera, and Stephen Thompson vs. Geoff Neal. Pretty solid one-two punch to cap the year. #UFCVegas17.”

A fan tweeted, “Man Stephen Thompson is genuinely one of my most favorite people and is a great role model #UFCVegas17.” One concurred, “Imagine being this good of a dude, this good of a fighter, AND being able to rock that fit… Stephen Thompson is an icon. #UFCVegas17.” A user commented, “In the #UFCVegas17 Main Event, Geoff Neal should make quick work of Stephen Thompson. Wonderboy is simply past his prime and really doesn't have what it takes to win this one. Bet Neal to win all day long.” Another said, “#UFCVegas17 #Thompsonvsneal It’s fight night, fight day as the UFC closes the year out on a high with Thompson vs Neal.”














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