Stephen Thompson entered the UFC at the beginning of 2012 with a healthy amount of hype. He was one of the most decorated strikers to ever enter the Octagon, with an undefeated kickboxing record of 57-0 and enough black belts in various forms of karate to keep his gi pants up for the rest of his life. Of course, with hype, comes doubts. Thompson’s massive winning streak came from the regional karate and striking shows that are a far cry from the K-1 level striking fight fans hold in high regard. Thompson wasn’t going to be the next Overeem or Hunt, would he?