Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson admitted he ‘projectile vomited’ in front of a host of UFC fighters and dignitaries after the UFC 264 weigh-ins.
The welterweight contender was beaten in the T-Mobile Arena by Gilbert Burns in a serious blow to his championship hopes.
It capped what sounded like a rather unfortunate weekend for the karate practitioner, who endured a rather embarrassing moment after stepping off the scales on Friday.
In order to replenish his fluids after hitting the non-title fight welterweight limit of 171lbs, the 38-year-old ‘chugged’ a protein shake.
He said on his YouTube channel: “We have food and I’ve got like five shakes that I have to drink, along with some water.
“Now I’m depleted of pretty much everything at this point, and these shakes have a ton of sodium, sugars, vitamins, minerals, potassium — it’s got everything you can think of in a shake, so it’s rough on the body if you chug it, right?
“I’m sitting there with my dad with a bunch of fighters around me and people are coming over to try and talk to me, and I already drank my first drink along with like, two water bottles. And then I started getting — something started to happen to me.
“Dad runs over there and pushes some UFC fighters away to try and get this thing to me — and he doesn’t get it to me,” Thompson said.
“I projectile vomit everywhere. In front of the entire UFC roster. In front of everybody.”
Despite recovering in time of the co-main event, ‘Wonderboy’ was denied a third win in succession as the judges all scored the contest in favour of Burns (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).