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Aljamain Sterling To Petr Yan: You Are A Piece Of S**t Human Being

The lack of love lost between top UFC bantamweights Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan is showing no signs of changing after yet another heated Twitter exchange. As fierce as their UFC 259 encounter was, the action in the cage that night is rivaled only by the nonstop shots thrown at one another via social media that have persisted in the weeks following their bout. All forms of clashing between Yan and Sterling, be it physical or verbal, are overshadowed by the looming controversy from their title fight, which saw Yan lose the bantamweight championship via disqualification after landing an illegal knee to a downed Sterling.
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Rob Font Says Aljamain Sterling Is A Tougher Challenge Than Petr Yan

Rob Font has his mind made up on who would be the tougher matchup for him between UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan. Rob Font may be knocking at the door of a world title shot after defeating Cody Garbrandt last night at UFC Vegas 27. Entering the fight ranked at #3, defeating a former world champion who was also ranked within the top 5 has to put Font no more than one fight away from a world title shot. With an upcoming fight between another former champion T.J. Dillashaw going against Cory Sandhagen, Font will likely have to wait until after the winner of that contest to fight the winner of the eventual rematch between Sterling and Yan.
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Aljamain Sterling: Petr Yan Is In For A Rude Awakening In Rematch

After his controversial championship win against Petr Yan at UFC 259, UFC champion Aljamain Sterling is eager ahead of their long-awaited rematch. The bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling definitely hasn’t had a quiet title reign despite not putting his belt up for a defense yet. Since the Longo-Serra-based fighter endured a few injuries in the Yan title fight, he’s been unable to compete and on the sidelines recovering with a tentative return date of October 2021.
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UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling to have neck surgery

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling will undergo neck surgery on Thursday in Los Angeles to address a medical issue he has dealt with for nearly 10 years. Sterling (20-3) won the UFC's 135-pound bantamweight championship on March 6, when former champion Petr Yan was disqualified in the fourth round of their title fight in Las Vegas for an illegal knee. The UFC wants to book a rematch between Sterling and Yan as soon as possible. Sterling said he is looking at a possible return from the surgery before the end of the year.
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Petr Yan: Coward Aljamain Sterling Has Rejected Rematch Multiple Times

According to former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan, Aljamain Sterling has already declined to rematch him “multiple times.”. UFC 259’s bantamweight title fight concluded in what will go down as arguably the most controversial finish in the history of the UFC. It certainly was history-making, though, as it was the first time ever in the promotion that a championship changed hands via DQ. Yan landed an illegal knee that was deemed intentional on a downed Aljamain Sterling, thus crowning Sterling as the new champion.
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Aljamain Sterling: Why should Petr Yan be ‘rewarded with a rematch?’

Either Aljamain Sterling is trying to wind Petr Yan up, or ‘Funk Master’ is looking to avoid a rematch with the Russian altogether. Sterling became the first fighter in UFC history to win a title by disqualification after being hit with an illegal knee by Yan in the fourth round of their bantamweight title bout at UFC 259.
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Midnight Mania! Aljamain Sterling questions why Petr Yan is ‘being rewarded’ with a rematch following disqualification

I don’t believe Aljamain Sterling is afraid of Petr Yan or ducking a rematch with the Russian, but this isn’t going to convince any detractors. At the UFC 260 media scrum, the Bantamweight champion questioned why his opponent deserved a rematch. It was ruled that Yan intentionally cheated, so shouldn’t there be consequences to those actions beyond losing the belt?
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(Video) Matt Serra Reconciles With Aljamain Sterling, Sends Message To Petr Yan

Matt Serra might have been left out of Aljamain Sterling’s corner at UFC 259, but he is still in the champ’s corner in life. There has been quite a run of controversies for Sterling, who became the first fighter ever to win a UFC belt via a disqualification. After an illegal knee was shot from Petr Yan, another series of shots would come for Sterling post-fight of UFC 259..
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Petr Yan says Aljamain Sterling is avoiding rematch: ‘I feel like he doesn’t want to fight me again’

Petr Yan thinks Aljamain Sterling is trying to a avoid a rematch after the latter won the UFC bantamweight title via disqualification at UFC 259. Yan was winning the fight convincingly up until he landed an illegal knee on Sterling in the fourth round which resulted in a disqualification loss. Yan is expected to take on Sterling in an immediate rematch but, based on the latter’s post-fight comments, the former UFC bantamweight champion doesn’t think ‘Funk Master’ wants to run it back.
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Petr Yan accuses Aljamain Sterling of exaggerating injury to win title via DQ

Former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan has hit his latest opponent, Aljamain Sterling, with some serious accusations. Yan and Sterling met on the UFC 259 main card, with the bantamweight title on the line. Yan, who entered the cage as the champion, seemed to be in control through most of the fight, but ultimately blasted Sterling with an illegal knee to the head. When Sterling couldn’t continue, he was named the winner by disqualification—which meant he left the cage as the new UFC bantamweight champ.
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Matt Serra felt “disrespected” and “hurt” Aljamain Sterling didn’t want him in his corner at UFC 259, announces retirement from cornering

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Serra said he felt “disrespected” that Aljamain Sterling didn’t want to have him in his corner at UFC 259. Sterling fought Petr Yan for the UFC bantamweight title this past weekend and won it via fourth-round DQ when Yan made the bonehead mistake of illegally kneeing a downed opponent. In Sterling’s corner for that fight was his longtime coach Ray Longo and Xtreme Couture’s Eric Nicksick. Sterling grew up training with Team Serra – Longo on Long Island, but he recently started doing more training in Las Vegas. So when it came time to picking his cornerman for his title fight with Yan, Sterling had to make a choice, and he chose to leave Serra out of his corner instead of taking his longtime coach on the title journey.
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Aljamain Sterling: ‘I don’t feel like a true champion’

After arguably the most bizarre title change in UFC history, newly crowned UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling gave his response to the MMA community on his podcast “The Weekly Scraps” following his DQ victory over Petr Yan at UFC 259. While Yan clearly delivered an illegal knee to Sterling, who...