The UFC Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling has responded to Robert Whittaker’s recent interview comment, where Whittaker was accepting that he has a change of opinion after Aljamain won against Petr Yan at UFC 273. The Bantamweight champion posted a story on his Instagram saying “fair play Robby” along with the clip of Robert accepting that he is now leading the “Aljamain bandwagon.”
Since his first victory against Yan, Aljamain was not considered a true champion. Sterling won the fight through disqualification after Yan landed an illegal knee on him when he was down. Robert said in his earlier interviews that Aljamain can’t truly claim to be UFC champ. “Sterling didn’t win, Petr lost,” Robert said to the Fox Sports Australia.
Watch Robert’s full interview bellow:
“Congrats mate, I have recently had a perspective change”- Robert Whittaker admits he was wrong in underestimating Aljamain Sterling
After his win against Petr at UFC 273, the bantamweight champ sterling went onto Twitter seeking an apology from Tai Tuivasa and Whittaker. Both the fighters were critical of Sterling and didn’t think he was a deserving champion. ”What’s up fellas” tweeted Aljamain after UFC 273 taking a dig at both the fighters. Responding to which Whittaker replied, “Well isn’t there egg on my face…congrats mate, I have recently had a perspective change.”
Robert who frequently said that Aljamain was not a deserving champ admitted that he was wrong and had a perspective change. Replying to the apology Sterling went on to admit that he understood what Whittaker and Tuivasa were trying to say, he tweeted, “All love! I got what you guys were trying to say, but yea.”