“That’s Some Corny Leeching A** Sh**”- Aljamain Sterling

Published 07/20/2020, 8:00 AM EDT


UFC Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling took to Twitter and responded to comments made by a fan surrounding his future in the division. ‘The Funk Master’ is currently ranked number two in the weight class and is on the verge of a title shot. MMA fans and media believe that Sterling fighting for the 135-pound belt is a forgone conclusion.

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However, UFC President Dana White has not committed to the idea of Aljamain Sterling being the next guy in line. Not to mention he has avoided confirming said sentiment in multiple press-conferences. The Twitter user pointed out that Sterling should approach his coach Matt Serra to put in a good word with the boss.

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It seems as though, the 19-3 fighter prefers to let his body of work inside the cage, dictate the course of his career. It is a well-known fact that former champion Matt Serra shares an extremely close relationship with the company President.

Aljamain Sterling: Fighting words

The Serra-Longo Fight team athlete is on a tear in the 135-pound division with victories over top names. He is currently on a five-fight winning streak that extends back to April 2018. Not to mention, amongst those wins is a submission of the year against Cody Stamann via a Suloev stretch.

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Sterling has beaten Cory Sandhagen, Pedro Munhoz, and Jimmy Rivera in his last three outings under the bright lights. Moreover, his last loss has come only to the number one contender in Marlon Moraes back in 2017. The MMA community as a whole is all but unanimously in agreement that Aljamain Sterling is next.

It is speculated that Dana White refuses to commit to the fight, given the UFC’s current set-up in Abu Dhabi. The company has faced many uncertain logistical hang-ups and is in the process of formulating cards for 2020.

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Given his recent statement on the matter, it is all but certain that Aljamain Sterling is sticking by his guns. The newly minted champion in Petr Yan offers a stylistic enigma for anyone who stands across the border. MMA fans lay in wait to see whether this explosive match-up will come to fruition.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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