Aljamain Sterling has been in superb shape leading upto UFC 273. That being said his fanbase is at an all time low. The constant rehash of his ‘veteran’ DQ win seems to be wearing out the current bantamweight champion.
Earlier this morning, as he was making weight he combusted and started crying.
UFC 273 is one of the better cards we’ve seen in a while. With two titles on the line and the so called ‘People’s main event’ every fan is bound to tune in. At the event, one of the biggest storylines will get a resolution once Petr Yan rematches DQ champ Aljamain Sterling.
Sterling was positively perceived by the larger MMA fanbase upto the point where he decided he would not continue at UFC 259 after receiving an illegal knee to the head while on his knees.
While the UFC doesn’t really penalize cheating – they frown upon athletes who concede and figuratively throw in the towel. This is perhaps why Sterling went on an acting spree and rubbed everyone the wrong way with his attempt at an awkward Dawson’s creek cry face.
While Sterling is clearly amped about the rematch and in tremendous shape – despite being American the crowd might not be in his favor. Petr Yan has made quite a reputation for himself with the Sterling, Aldo and Sandhagen performances. In many ways, he’s one of the most interesting bantamweights in the UFC of all time. This is also why he’s on the Pound for Pound rankings – while Aljo Sterling is the only champion absent from the list.
But things were heated going into the press conference – this is why Jon Anik was outlawed from manning the face offs.
Things got dicey once Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling decided to take the policy into their own hands.
Regardless of the press conference the two square off on Saturday. Once asked how he planned to handle it, Petr Yan offered a simple:
“I kill him on Saturday”
“I kill him. He will feel better how it was last time, last time he cried after this fight he won’t cry, he will sleep,” Yan said. “I want to make sure there won’t be no questions left after this and I will make sure there will be no questions left.”