‘Dummies Do Dumb Sh**’: Peter Yan, Henry Cejudo, and Aljamain Sterling Get Involved in a Twitter Spat

Published 05/18/2021, 6:05 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 06: Aljamain Sterling prepares to fight 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)


Former UFC bantamweight champions, Petr Yan, and Henry Cejudo, went back and forth on social media in a hilarious exchange. Also, the current champion, Aljamain Sterling, chimed into the conversation as well. Overall, it seemed like a friendly yet hilarious conversation between the trio.

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‘No Mercy’ posted a video of two kids facing off against each other. The Russian took a shot at ‘The Messenger’ as he wrote, “Winner will fight @HenryCejudo.” Triple-C didn’t miss the dig and had a go at Yan. “Petr that’s a cheap shot. No need to knee me when I’m down,” wrote the former Olympic gold medalist.

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Of course, Cejudo‘s context was a reference to the recent bantamweight title fight between Yan and ‘Funkmaster’ at UFC 259. Yan lost his belt via disqualification as he kneed Sterling on the head while the latter was on the ground. Sterling could not continue. That forced the officials to disqualify Yan. Sterling became the champion subsequently.

Aljamain Sterling gets involved with Petr Yan and Henry Cejudo

I gotta admit that was a good one. Dummies do dumb sh**,” wrote Sterling. ‘Funkmaster’ has been the subject of some fierce criticism from the MMA community for his antics at UFC 259. But it was Yan’s fault only to land the illegal shot against him. So, it’s only natural Sterling is having his say as well.

Petr Yan vs Aljamain Sterling 2: When are we going to see the rematch?

Many believed that Yan might have lost his belt, but he didn’t actually lose the fight. To be honest, ‘No Mercy‘ was establishing his authority over the contest. It looked like a matter of time before he eventually gets the better of his counterpart. However, it was a strange decision on his part to hit Sterling with such a blatantly illegal shot.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: (L-R) Petr Yan of Russia punches Aljamain Sterling in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The duo is expected to rematch later this year. However, no date has been confirmed as of yet. Also, ‘Funkmaster‘ has to undergo surgery as well. That has left the former champion waiting even more to get the chance to regain his title. When the UFC makes the rematch official, remains to be seen.

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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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