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Aljamain Sterling ‘congratulates’ Petr Yan on interim title win: ‘You earned this ass whooping’

Check out what the disputed UFC bantamweight champ Aljamain Sterling had to say about Petr Yan taking the interim 135 pound strap at UFC 267.

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There wasn’t a whole lot of specificity going on at UFC 267 regarding the interim nature of the Bantamweight belt being fought for by Petr Yan and Corey Sandhagen. Even when Joe Martinez announced Yan as the winner, the word “interim” never came up. Instead, Yan was declared a two-time UFC Bantamweight champion ... and that was that.

No mention of actual UFC’s 135-pound champion, Aljamain Sterling, who is currently unable to defend his belt as he recovers from neck surgery (details here). So, it was up to Aljamain to make some noise for himself to remind people he’s still around.

And as usual, the response he got via Twitter wasn’t exactly all that complimentary. He even got clown emoji’d by Doc Scott, one of the founding fathers of jungle / drum & bass. I kinda get the feeling Sterling was almost proud of this one?

We’re sure there’ll be plenty more smack thrown back-and-forth between Yan and Sterling before they finally rematch. For now, Yan has decided to simply declare his belt the real undisputed Bantamweight title.

And honestly, thus far it seems like for promotional purposes, UFC is happy to agree.


For complete UFC 267 results and coverage click here.