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Khabib Plays UFC Matchmaker With Epic Idea For 2022 Bout

Former UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has a grand idea for a bout in 2022. It's no secret that Nurmagomedov is one of the greatest fighters to ever grace the Octagon. He's also taken on the role of coach and is even a promoter with Eagle Fighting Championship. While Khabib...

TJ Dillashaw Willing To Be An Alternate For Sterling/Yan At UFC 267

T.J. Dillashaw says he’s willing to be an alternate for the UFC bantamweight title fight in October, despite carrying multiple nagging injuries. Dillashaw made a successful return to the octagon at UFC Vegas 32 on Saturday by defeating #2-ranked bantamweight Corey Sandhagen. The razor-thin split-decision victory (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) was...

Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan 2 Confirmed For UFC 267 In Abu Dhabi

All the talking and controversy will come to an end when the rematch between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan takes place at UFC 267 in October. Shortly before UFC Vegas 32 kicked off, Aljamain Sterling issued an announcement regarding the status of his rematch with Petr Yan while on horseback....

Sterling Unsure If Sandhagen Gets Title Shot With Win Over Dillashaw

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling is keeping a close eye on Saturday’s main event bout.  Aljamain Sterling is currently unavailable to fight due to a neck injury that he is recovering from. But just because he isn’t ready to get back in the Octagon doesn’t mean he can’t keep an...

Sterling Claims Dillashaw’s Ex-Teammates Told Him He Was Cheating

UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling says T.J. Dillashaw's old teammates told him about past drug use. Dillashaw will be returning to the Octagon this Saturday night (July 24). He'll go one-on-one with Cory Sandhagen in the main event of UFC Vegas 32. It'll be his first bout since January 2019. The...

Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan 2 Possible For October

Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan 2 could be headed our way this fall.

Merab Dvalishvili To Move To Flyweight If Sterling Remains BW Champ

UFC bantamweight Merab Dvalishvili has confirmed that he's considering a move down to the flyweight division if he defeats Marlon Moraes. Dvalishvili, who has only ever fought at bantamweight and featherweight, has built a six-fight winning streak in the UFC since losing his first two bouts in the promotion. Three...

Aljamain Sterling Grows Tired Of Henry Cejudo’s “Empty Threats”

UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling has continued his Twitter war of words with former double-champ Henry Cejudo. Since retiring from the sport and relinquishing his bantamweight belt after defeating Dominick Cruz at UFC 250 last year, Cejudo hasn't failed to maintain his presence in the bantamweight division. After making the transition...

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...

Aljamain Sterling Declares He’ll Finish Yan “Legally” In Rematch

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling is adamant that the next time he meets former champ, Petr Yan, it will end with Sterling finishing the Russian. At UFC 259: Błachowicz vs. Adesanya, Aljamain Sterling captured the title in a very competitive fight with Yan. However, mayhem ensued in the fourth...

Aljamain Sterling Provides Major Update On His UFC Return

Aljamain Sterling is recovering and will be back training in full capacity soon. The current UFC bantamweight champion Sterling recently provided a quick little update on his recovery process via his Twitter stating that he will back to training 100% on July 15th. https://twitter.com/funkmasterMMA/status/1401036914359160835 Back in March, after his controversial title win...

Sterling: If I Had It My Way, I’d Be “Moving On” From Petr Yan

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling says he wants to “remove all doubt" by defeating Petr Yan in a rematch, but if he had his druthers, he’d skip it entirely. Sterling has copped considerable criticism since winning the bantamweight strap by disqualification against Yan in March. While Yan has only himself...

Aljamain Sterling Explains Why He “Didn’t Want To Fight” Cory Sandhagen

Prior to capturing the bantamweight championship, Aljamain Sterling believed Cory Sandhagen was a tougher fight than Petr Yan. Back at UFC 250 in June of 2020, Sterling put himself in title contention after submitting Sanhagen in lightning-quick fashion. This was before the 31-year old took on Sandhagen before his...

Sterling Believes Petr Yan Is A Prime Example Of “Dana White Privilege”

As far as Aljamain Sterling is concerned, Petr Yan is the embodiment of Dana White privilege. The term “Dana White privilege” refers to fighters who are given preferential treatment from UFC President Dana White. The term has swiftly become en vogue after Tony Ferguson coined the phrase at the UFC...

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...