‘Going to Teach Him Some Proper Manners’- Aljamain Sterling Warns Petr Yan for His UFC 267 Comments

Published 11/01/2021, 9:03 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)


The UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling promised to school Petr Yan in a much-awaited rematch.

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The Russian bantamweight Petr Yan faced Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267 for the interim bantamweight title. ‘No Mercy’ secured an amazing win against Sandhagen after a hard five-round battle.

However, after becoming the interim champion, Yan expressed no interest in fighting the champion, Aljamain Sterling. He shut ‘Funk Master’ by claiming that he already beat him in their first clash. Instead, 28-year-old will look for a new challenge.

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This didn’t sit well with ‘Funk Master’ and he took to Twitter to warn Yan. Recently, UFC posted Yan’s picture with a caption, A BW battle for the ages. Now, there is unfinished business to attend to #UFC267″.

Sterling replied with a warning. He wrote, “Going to teach him some proper manners” in the comments. Sterling tuned in to watch clash of the bantamweight and was actively posting tweets on his account.

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Both the bantamweight combatants gave everything inside the cage. However, Yan came out victorious via a unanimous decision. It was a big moment for ‘No Mercy’ after a bad setback in his previous fight.

Petr Yan: From Bantamweight Champion to Interim Champion

The Russian-born fighter Petr Yan comes in with a record of 16-2 currently one of the most dominant fighters in the UFC. He was undefeated in the promotion until his first title defense. ‘No Mercy’ became the UFC bantamweight champion after defeating Jose Aldo at UFC 251.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Petr Yan of Russia celebrates after his TKO victory over Jose Aldo in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Later, he faced ‘Funk Master’ in his first title defense at UFC 263. Yan completely dominated the challenger in the fight. Unfortunately, ‘No Mercy’ landed an illegal knee in the fourth round of the bout, which got him disqualified, and Sterling became the new champion.

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Although the promotion set up a rematch between them, ‘Funk Master’ pulled out of the fight due to injury. So the promotion came up with the interim bantamweight title bout between Yan and Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267.

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Now, after becoming the interim champion, Yan might go for the bantamweight gold or will face TJ Dillashaw in his next bout. However, it is the promotion that decides at the end.

Who do you think Yan should face next? Let us know in the comments.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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