Aljamain Sterling Responds to Rob Font’s Comments After Defeating Cody Garbrandt

Published 05/23/2021, 6:00 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, took to social media to respond to Rob Font’s post-fight statements after his win. Font picked up the biggest win of his career with a unanimous decision victory over the former divisional champion, Cody Garbrandt. Rob Font won all the rounds on two of the judges’ scorecards and increased his streak to 4-0

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Cody ‘No Love’ had his moments throughout the fight. However, it just wasn’t enough to get one over Font, who relied on an excellent jab to keep him at bay. With the win, Rob Font will retain his number three ranking and will look towards sliding in for a spot in the title picture.

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 Rob Font vs Aljamain Sterling: How does it play out?

When the New England Cartel standout spoke to the media following his main event win, he was asked to preview his future. When asked to break down bouts against Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan, it appeared as though the Sterling fight intrigued him. Font explained that ‘Funkmaster’ could pose a more interesting match-up.

Font said, “I think Aljamain might be a tougher puzzle to solve. Petr Yan, similar to Cody, you know stay long, long jab and let him run into something big. Aljamain is a little trickier because of the wrestling, his length. I think Aljamain same thing, it will be boxing him up, stop a couple takedowns, and just straight box him up. Same thing for Petr Yan, it will just be not get hit with but shots and just boxing him up as well.”

Sterling took to social media and responded to Font’s aforementioned statements by simply choosing to co-sign it. Additionally, the undisputed bantamweight champion sent out positive wishes to both men who competed.

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The bantamweight division is primed for an exciting shake-up once the UFC officially sets the title fight between Sterling and Petr Yan. Apart from Font, the winner of TJ Dillashaw and Cory Sandhagen are waiting in the wings to secure a title shot. No matter how the match-making shakes out there are plenty of bangers in the pipeline.

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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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