UFC bantamweight champ Aljamain Sterling would fast track retirement if he becomes double champ

Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo recently met at the hotel UFC booked ahead of their highly anticipated UFC 288 showdown. ‘Triple C’ has been away from the sport for almost three years, and his return against the current UFC bantamweight champion Sterling has sparked a lot of buzz among fans and analysts alike.

Sterling had some reservations about Cejudo’s return and whether he was taking it seriously. However, the two UFC stars had a serious conversation, and Cejudo assured Sterling that he was ready and that he had a solid team behind him.

The exchange was captured on video, and fans can watch as the two fighters discuss their upcoming clash. Sterling expressed his excitement about putting on a show for the fans, while Cejudo was confident that he would get the job done.

This encounter comes on the wings of a really interesting interview featuring Aljamain Sterling and UFC reporter Megan Olivi for ESPN. During the interview Sterling revealed he doesn’t see himself staying in the sport for long.

He addressed the chances of becoming a double champ saying:

 “The perfect scenario. I smash Henry. I smash O’Malley. I go to 145lbs. I fight Volkanovski or Rodriguez, and maybe I defend a belt one time. I’m done. I think that’s the perfect scenario, because at that point, it’s like, what else do I have to prove?”

He later added: ” If I don’t feel like there’s something to prove, then it doesn’t really get me up and excited for it. “