Aljamain Sterling Responds to Chito Vera’s Claims on Twitter

Published 04/07/2021, 12:02 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 06: Aljamain Sterling celebrates after his submission victory over Cory Sandhagen in their bantamweight bout during the UFC 250 event at UFC APEX on June 06, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling and divisional contender Marlon Vera have been involved in Twitter spat recently. ‘Funkmaster’ explained his take on another divisional contender Sean O’Malley’s UFC 252 loss to ‘Chito’ Vera. Sterling believed ‘Sugar’s loss to Vera was flukish, and he didn’t want to count O’Malley out for that.

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I think people kind of wrote him off too soon, The Chito fight was a very fluke-ish kinda scenario, not saying it was a fluke kick cause he threw the kick. But it was just one of those things, like what are the odds that it actually happens,” said the champion. Vera took offense to those comments and responded on Twitter, saying Sterling’s win over Yan was flukish.

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“(Aljamain Sterling) shut the f**k up Pu**y fluke-ish is the weak way to won the belt u crotch sniffer,” wrote ‘Chito’ on Twitter. These comments didn’t evade Sterling’s attention. The champion responded as he wanted Vera to pay more attention to what he actually said rather than going by the headlines.

He wrote, “Not entirely what I said but I understand why you’re tight seems like you’re a headline reader lol. Best of luck to you Chito.

Sterling has been at the receiving end of severe criticism from fans after his controversial win over Petr Yan at UFC 259. Now, his recent spat with Vera will garner further attention. However, fans might actually side with him on this one.

Does Aljamain Sterling have a fair point about Sean O’Malley?

O’Malley is a character and an exceptional talent. His antics might trick people into underestimating him on occasions. Also, fans are always waiting for him to lose so that they can go after him a bit, but his loss against Vera was indeed unexpected. There have been very few occasions in MMA where a fighter has suffered the same injury as he did.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 14: Sean O’Malley poses on the scale during the UFC 252 weigh-in at UFC APEX on August 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

‘Sugar’ bounced back in style at UFC 260 as he took out perennial bantamweight contender, Thomas Almeida. So, he is back in contention once again and there will be no shortage of opponents for him next. The possibilities are endless for the rising star if he continues to deliver these types of performances. So, ‘Funkmaster‘ certainly has a legit point here.

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What did you make of the back and forth between Sterling and ‘Chito‘ Vera? Share your thoughts.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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