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Sean O’Malley Calls Out Former Champ Petr Yan For His Next Fight

Move over Dominick Cruz, Sean O’Malley has now decided to set his sights on another former bantamweight champion in Petr Yan. Despite his epic blunder at UFC 259, many people still consider Petr Yan to be the uncrowned champion of the UFC’s bantamweight division. Yan was ahead of his fight...

Aljamain Sterling Gives Firm Estimate On Return Date, Slams Skeptics

Aljamain Sterling now has a firmer timeline on when we could be seeing him return to competition, and he also has a strong message for his detractors. In a recent interview with MiddleEasy, Aljamain Sterling revealed that he rejected a rematch against Petr Yan because he is still recovering from...

Aljamain Sterling Rejected Yan Rematch, Could Be Out Over 9 Months

It looks like fans and Petr Yan may be in for a long wait for Aljamain Sterling to return for a UFC 259 rematch. Petr Yan entered UFC 259 as bantamweight champion but would go on to lose the strap after illegally kneeing Sterling in the face. This left...

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...

Aljamain Sterling Feels Petr Yan Is Being “Rewarded” For Rulebreaking

Aljamain Sterling doesn’t seem to believe the punishment is fitting the crime for Petr Yan after his disqualifying knee at UFC 259. Aljamain Sterling has expressed a willingness to run it back with Petr Yan after the controversial ending to their first bantamweight title bout at UFC 259, but he...

Aljamain Sterling Reveals Why He’s In No Rush To Rematch Petr Yan

Aljamain Sterling will be taking his time before running it back with former bantamweight champion Petr Yan. From the moment the championship belt was wrapped around the waist of Aljamain Sterling as a result of a disqualification, the conclusion of UFC 259’s bantamweight title fight has been dissected from every...

Are Illegal Shots ‘Just Part Of The Sport?’

When the UFC first burst onto the scene, it was promoted as a “no rules” form of fighting. Throughout the years, the ruleset was fine-tuned, and we now have the sport of MMA that we all know and love. There are still few rules, but the rules that do...

Sterling Claims Fans Are Threatening Family & Friends Over UFC 259 DQ

According to Aljamain Sterling, the response to his controversial UFC 259 title win has been more radical than the general public realizes. Despite Aljamain Sterling being on the receiving end of an illegal knee from Petr Yan, it has been Sterling placed at the center of attention in the...

Petr Yan Claims UFC Reached Out For Match But Doubts Sterling Accepts

Petr Yan is still looking for a rematch with new champion Aljamain Sterling, but he feels Sterling is not interested in running it back. It has been one week since UFC 259, where Petr Yan lost his bantamweight title in one of the most heartbreaking ways. Yan was disqualified from...

UFC 259 Reportedly Tops 800,000 Pay-Per-Views Worldwide

It was documented in the Sports Business Journal that the UFC 259 pay-per-view event did very well, reportedly selling more than 800,000 units worldwide. The talent-stacked UFC 259 event featured four champions and three title fights. At the top of the card, undefeated middleweight champion Israel Adesanya looked to...

Petr Yan’s Coach Questions Sterling’s Explanations After Concussive Knee

Following the messy aftermath at UFC 259, Petr Yan's coach thought the explanations Aljamain Sterling gave after the loss were confusing at best. When controversy filled the mixed martial arts atmosphere, Sterling shared his thoughts on his podcast and his thought process as the events took place in real-time....

Petr Yan Tells Jon Jones He Should Have Lost Title For Illegal Knee

Former bantamweight champion Petr Yan believes he shouldn't have been the first champion to lose his belt by disqualification and called out Jon Jones for not losing his belt to Anthony Smith in the same fashion. The conclusion of the bantamweight title fight between Yan and Aljamain Sterling was...

Sterling Hits Back At Fighters Who Claim He ‘Milked it” At UFC 259

High drama engulfed the UFC Apex last Saturday as Aljamain Sterling won the bantamweight title by disqualification against Petr Yan, and he had a lot to say about the nay-sayers implying the win was illegitimate. https://twitter.com/espnmma/status/1368436907332534272 The controversy consumed the night after one of the title fights ended with...

Aljamain Sterling Couldn’t Care Less If Petr Yan Doesn’t Get Title Rematch

Aljamain Sterling may not be satisfied with the manner in which he became UFC bantamweight champion, but he has no sympathy whatsoever for Petr Yan. In what will no doubt go down as one of, if not the single most controversial ending to a fight in UFC history, Aljamain Sterling...

Despite Controversy At UFC 259, The Bantamweight Division Has Never Been Clearer

Entering UFC 259, the big question already was: who gets the next bantamweight title shot? In the first of three title fights on the card, Petr Yan was looking to defend his bantamweight title for the first time against Aljamain Sterling. It was an intriguing matchup full of trash-talking which...