UFC bantamweight title holder Petr Yan believes Cody Garbrandt is purposely ducking him in favor of the 125-pound division.
Yan and Garbrandt have had some bad blood brewing. Back in Dec. 2019, the two fighters had to be separated backstage at UFC 245 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since that time, the two have traded barbs with Yan trying to make things personal by posting a pic with Garbrandt’s mentor Urijah Faber.
Petr Yan Claims Cody Garbrandt Is Running From Him
“That moment when No Chin was walking to take a piss but ended peeing himself. You only bark but don’t bite and now you running away to flyweight division. Shut up while I will fight contenders who have balls to challenge me.”
Yan is coming off a fifth-round TKO victory over Jose Aldo to capture the UFC bantamweight championship. This is Yan’s first run with a UFC championship. The title became vacant once previous champion Henry Cejudo retired.
UFC president Dana White hasn’t committed to Yan’s first title challenger. While most thought Aljamain Sterling would be a shoo-in, he hasn’t been guaranteed the next title opportunity at 135 pounds. Sterling is coming off a quick submission victory over Cory Sandhagen. The win was an eye-opener as the general consensus was that the bout would be close.