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‘F— you, Aljo!’ Boston rains down abuse on Aljamain Sterling during knockout loss to Sean O’Malley | UFC 292

We know Boston sports fans are pretty extreme, but the level of disrespect directed toward “Funkmaster” at UFC 292 was wild to see.

It was a rough night for Aljamain Sterling in Boston, Mass., at UFC 292. Not only did he lose his Bantamweight belt to Sean O’Malley via knockout (watch the finish here), but he endured endless boos and jibes from the pro-”Suga” crowd while it happened.

Literally the first thing we heard on UFC 292’s pay-per-view (PPV) broadcast as Sterling made his walk to the cage was someone screaming, “F— you, Aljo!” It was picked up clear as day, and it set the tone for the disrespect the Boston crowd dealt out to the three-time defending UFC champion.

Indeed, Boos rained down from the crowd as “Funkmaster” was introduced by Bruce Buffer. Then a, “F— you, Aljo” chant kicked off halfway through the first round ... and boy was it loud. This went beyond just being for O’Malley — it felt like everyone in the building hated Sterling’s guts.

And for what?

Are fans still hung up on Sterling winning his title off a disqualification that Petr Yan rightfully earned? Or, have they bought into Dana White’s narrative that Aljo is a difficult champion who can’t get out of his own way? Some fans point toward the squeakers he’s edged on the scorecards against Yan and Cejudo. But, that doesn’t explain the level of vitriol we just witnessed being directed toward him in “Beantown” last night.

Simply crazy, man.

Let’s take a look at how Twitter reacted to the Aljamain hate party Boston unleashed at UFC 292:

For complete UFC 292: ‘Sterling vs. O’Malley’ results and play-by-play, click HERE!

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