“UFC likes to give title shots to people coming off of losses” Aljamain Sterling drops bombshell truth on Dana White’s competitors’ choice of title shots

Aljamain Sterling is the current UFC bantamweight champion and has held the title since March 2021. In his 25 professional MMA appearances, the funk master has a record of 22 wins. When Petr Yan was disqualified for illegal knee movement at UFC 259, this American took over as bantamweight champion.

In a while, Sterling had successfully defended his title twice; the first time was against Petr Yan, where the funk master won by a controversial split decision, and the second time was against former UFC bantamweight title holder T.J. Dillashaw in the co-main event of UFC 280.

Now the speculation for his next opponent has begun; one of the bantamweight undercard bouts at UFC 280 was between Sean O’Malley and former champion Petr Yan. Everyone was convinced that the winner of the Sean vs Yan fight would get the opportunity for the title shot, but the UFC president was not satisfied with the split decision victory of Sean O’Malley. 

So the UFC is looking for a perfect match for the upcoming title defense bout against Sterling. UFC president Dana White hinted at the retired champion Henry Cejudo’s return and a shot at the bantamweight title.

On that note, Sterling is frustrated about these decisions. This American thinks the UFC does not want to see him as a champion.

“You go on record, you say whoever wins (Sean vs. Yan) fight is clearly getting the No. 1 shot because it makes sense. After the fight, everything completely changes, and then you throw Henry ‘Cedoodoo’ in the mix, and I’m just completely confused because this guy hasn’t fought in over two years. So now it’s like I almost feel, and I could be completely wrong, I almost feel like they’re (UFC) looking for one last hope of someone who can take out Aljamain Sterling.”

Aljamain Sterling also feels that the UFC provides equal employment to everyone and thinks the UFC can even give title-shot opportunities to people who are on a losing streak.

“But I can tell you one thing for certain, this ass-whooping is an equal opportunity employer. All races, all colors can get it.” “We know the UFC likes to give title shots to people coming off of losses. If they want to give it to Sandhagen, there’s plenty of options.”

Saifullah Nayem

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Business undergrad and has been a culer since childhood, currently working as a combat sportswriter at SportsZion. Aside from sports, he is passionate about marketing and business-related activities.


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