“Petr Yan was beating my as*that’s a fact,” Aljamain Sterling shares his thoughts on Petr Yan fight, predicts the result of Yan vs Sandhagen at UFC 267


“Petr Yan was beating my as*that’s a fact,” Aljamain Sterling shares his thoughts on Petr Yan fight, predicts the result of Yan vs Sandhagen at UFC 267

Aljamain Sterling

The UFC Bantamweight champion, Aljamain Sterling was booked to face the former champion, Petr Yan in the co-main event of UFC 267. But Sterling didn’t get clearance from the doctors as he got neck surgery a few months ago.

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Now the promotion has announced an interim title fight between Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267 and Sterling is again facing the outrage of fans over social media for holding the division. Aljamain Sterling is becoming the most hated champion in eyes of the fight fans since he won the title by disqualification.

In his latest interview with Ariel Helwani, Sterling admitted that Petr Yan could have won the first fight but it wasn’t his fault that he used an illegal knee and got disqualified. Aljamain Sterling says, “He’s a tough dude, I always give the fighters and my opponents respect. He could have won the fight, he was on his way of dominating.”

“He started to pull away, he was beating my a*s all of the fourth round. I still landed two head kicks right before I shot in and then he knee me in the head. He was beating my a*s, that’s a fact.”

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Sterling continued, “But this is all his fault because he’s that stupid. Do you want a champ that doesn’t know the rules and tries to get away with sly dirty s*it? But this is all on him, he’s the reason we’re in this situation to begin with. I’m sorry that he didn’t abide by the rules. I’m sorry that he’s a f**king moron.”

“I think Sandman has a really good chance of smoking Yan,” Aljamain Sterling backs Cory Sandhagen to win the interim title

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Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan

The number 3rd ranked UFC Bantamweight title, Cory Sandhagen is coming into this fight with a loss against the former two times Bantamweight champion, T.J. Dillashaw. Still, Aljamain Sterling believes Sandhagen will pick Petr Yan apart and he will win the interim title.

Sterling added, “I asked for December. And, possibly, this fight being a war, we could possibly not fight till January, February. If this fight is quick, I think ‘Sandman’ has a really good chance of smoking Yan, I really do.”

“I think one guy is super flat-footed, the other guy is very dynamic and can end the fight at any given second in Cory Sandhagen. So, if he gets a quick finish, I think we could possibly turn around and end up fighting and doing a rematch in December.”

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