‘Worry About Your A**’ – Petr Yan Claps Back at Aljamain Sterling

January 9, 2021 8:49 am

Recently confirmed by the UFC, Petr Yan will defend his title against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259. After their originally scheduled fight at UFC 256 was canceled, the two will now compete in a 3 title fight card at UFC 259 on March 6. ‘No Mercy’ took to social media to address Sterling on rumors that he has not had a place to train because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 28: Petr Yan weighs in at 135.5 pounds during UFC 232 official weigh-ins at Los Angeles Airport Marriott in Los Angeles, Friday, Dec 28, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)

Aljamain Sterling has been one of the top performers at 135. He has been persistent in trying to get to the title shot, whether it be from his performances or social media. He and Yan have been constantly going back and forth with each other on Twitter.

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Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling Twitter war continues

Originally the ‘Funk Master’ took to Twitter and said, “Rumor was that you didn’t have a place to train. Is everything ok now? I mean trained for Cory Sandhagen in a 1 car and 2 car garage. I hope you’re nice and cozy now in Florida, Mr. Mercy.”

The bantamweight champion was amused by his title challenger and replied, “Don’t worry about me, worry about your a**. I trained for a title fight in the garage, nothing special about it.”


Yan (15-1) is currently unbeaten in the UFC and is on a seven-fight win streak in the promotion. The Russian captured the vacant bantamweight title after Henry Cejudo’s retirement as he finished Jose Aldo in the fifth round. Now, the fight against Sterling will mark Yan’s first defense as champion in the UFC.

UFC 259 – 3 titles on the line

The UFC recently confirmed a huge card for the start of March as the promotion will go all out with a three title fight card event. The headline will feature middleweight champion Israel Adesanya moving up aiming to become a two-division champion as he faces newly crowned light heavyweight champion, Polish powerhouse Jan Blachowicz.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 10: Israel Adesanya of New Zealand stands in his corner prior to his middleweight bout against Anderson Silva of Brazil during the UFC 234 at Rod Laver Arena on February 10, 2019 in the Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The co-main event will have the women’s GOAT and ‘Champ Champ’, Amanda Nunes defends her 145-pound title against Megan Anderson. Nunes will be a clear favorite as the most dominant force on the UFC’s women’s roster with Anderson getting a shot in a thin division.

Not surprisingly, 2021 already seems a lot like 2020, with fights getting canceled at the last moment. Now, it remains to be seen if all three title fights will stay on the card, with fans remaining hopeful of the event.

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Keith Dsouza

Keith D'Souza is part of the Essentially Sports MMA writing team. Having followed the sport since 2013, some of his favorite fighters include Max Holloway, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor, and Johny Hendricks. Keith also runs PureMMAIndia, a brand that promotes MMA over social media which aims at growing the sport in India. Besides MMA, Keith is also well versed in Formula 1.

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