“You ready?”: Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling takes sly dig at Henry Cejudo ahead of UFC 288

The rivalry between current bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling and his fearsome challenger, none other than the former two-division champion Henry Cejudo, is heating up as the eagerly awaited arrival of UFC 288 draws near.

The build-up to this historic occasion has already begun and as time passes until the pivotal day of reckoning, it seems as though the fierce rivalry between these two skilled fighters will only get more and more intense. Sterling, known as ‘Funkmaster,’ recently took to Twitter to issue a two-word warning to his opponent: “You ready?”

In his third title defense, Sterling faces his toughest challenge yet. Although he has explicitly expressed interest in moving up to featherweight. He also wants to somehow cement his legacy at 135 pounds. Meanwhile, a tough three-year furlough has pushed Cejudo hard to return to the octagon with the goal of proving himself once more.

“Are You Ready?” – Aljamain Sterling Throws Shade at Henry Cejudo Ahead of UFC 288 Clash

To put it mildly, there is a lot of animosity between the two warriors, and their social media teasing has only served to stoke the proverbial fire. Sterling believes he can beat Cejudo on his terms because of his strong ground game.

Aljamain Sterling

In an interview with Inside Fighting, he predicted a second-round victory and revealed his game plan of securing a takedown and pounding Cejudo until he either submits or is knocked out. However, Cejudo is no slouch in wrestling, and the two fighters are evenly matched in many areas.

As both fighters look to make their mark on the bantamweight division, the upcoming battle promises to be nothing but epic in magnitude. In the world of UFC and combat sports, champions rise to the top and challengers fight to dethrone them. Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo are two such warriors, ready to clash in the octagon at UFC 288.

Sterling vs. Cejudo: The Ultimate Showdown in UFC 288 – Who Will Come Out on Top?

The two stalwarts are sure to put on a show for fans all across the world with their distinctive styles and remarkable records. After one or two more fights at bantamweight, Sterling plans to graduate to the featherweight class. He plans to bulk up and increase his strength before taking on the next challenge in his career.

The UFC 288 headliner is sure to be a spectacle of skill, strategy, and pure combat sports excitement. With Sterling’s self-assurance and Cejudo’s tenacity, anything is possible in the octagon on May 6 in Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center. The question remains on our minds: Are you ready?

Kushal Shinde

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