But after the battle was done, White made it clear he thought Yan won the fight.
“When you’re the president of the UFC, you have a responsibility. So when you say that the judges got that one wrong, now, you’ve f*cked Aljamain Sterling over. Now you’ve f*cked him. He beat the naysayers, the haters, he shut everyone up. Now it resurfaces because the most powerful man in the UFC says ‘He didn’t win that fight’. Which, you don’t know what you’re talking about. You’re wrong, dude.”
The controversial first match between Sterling and Yan brought an immense amount of hate from social media. Trolls attacked Sterling online, claiming he was an actor for his reaction to the illegal knee given by Yan.
Retaining the belt was supposed to put an end to the criticism and ridicule, but Schaub believes White’s comments have compromised Sterling over in that sense.
“You f*cked your fighter over. Now, he has to go back to the drawing board and deal with this stupid f*cking hate. Why? Because he only won three out of five rounds? You watch it from cageside on your little monitor, and you rush to judgment before watching for a second or third time. It’s your f*cking responsibility, your duty, should be when you say that stuff, you’re going based of the criteria that the fighters have to when it comes to judging. But you don’t. You came to a quick judgment, and it f*cked your fighter.”
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