The Bantamweight Championship match between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan at UFC 259 didn’t end the way many fans expected, much to the dismay of many.
Yan hit Sterling with an illegal knee during the 4th round of their match. Due to this, the match ended in disqualification and Sterling was awarded the title by default.
Unfortunately, it didn’t end well for Sterling as he was criticized and insulted by many UFC fighters due to the way he won the title. It seems Sterling has had enough of all the hate he’s been getting.
While speaking to MMA Fighting, Aljamain Sterling fired back at all of the UFC fights who went after him for his title win.
“You’re hearing things from John McCarthy (MMA referee)… the stuff that guy says is absolutely ridiculous sometimes. Some of the stuff he says when you listen to him… how far up tour own a** can one person actually be?… Nothing intentional that was done can ever be disqualified?”
Sterling then shifted his focus to Daniel Cormier, who earlier accused Sterling of “parading around and bolstering his belt”:
“Show me one post on my social media or any tweet where I am boasting about winning anything. I’m happy my friends came to my house, had about thirty plus people at my house. I didn’t even see the belt after I left it in the octagon.”
At this time, none of the aforementioned UFC stars have responded to what Sterling had to say about them.