It didn’t take a crystal ball to see this one coming. Stephen Thompson was to make his 20th walk to the UFC octagon on the pay-per-view portion of the UFC 291 fight card on July 29. Thompson, a UFC fighter since February 2012, made weight for his scheduled welterweight fight opposite Michel Pereira, checking in at 170.5 pounds. Pereira did not make weight. He tipped the scales at 174 pounds. As was his right, Thompson opted to walk away from the fight instead of accepting a portion of Pereira's purse and competing at catchweight. In response, the UFC, as is their right, did not pay Thompson his "show" money for the event.