Aljamain Sterling is giving his haters an opportunity to apologize.
Sterling got a ton of flak from keyboard warriors following his disqualification win over Petr Yan back in March 2021. Yan nailed Sterling with an illegal knee in their first UFC Bantamweight Title clash. As a result, Sterling captured UFC gold for the first time in his career.
It’s safe to say that Sterling was the least liked person inside the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 9. While the doubters insisted that Aljo wasn’t a real champion going into the rematch with Yan at UFC 273, they were forced to eat their words.
Sterling and Yan had a competitive fight. The “Funk Master” was effective with his grappling, which helped him earn the split decision victory. After the fight, the undisputed UFC Bantamweight Champion took to Twitter to give his haters an apology form.
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) April 10, 2022
Derek Brunson responded by actually filling out the form.
All done . pic.twitter.com/oIc68Mj8HZ
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) April 10, 2022
Aljamain Sterling is now on a seven-fight winning streak. He hasn’t lost a fight since late 2017 when he suffered a scary knockout against Marlon Moraes.
What’s next for Sterling may have become clear following UFC 273. During the post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White said that a showdown between Sterling and TJ Dillashaw is likely.
During his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, Sterling called out Dillashaw, who was in attendance and jawed back at the 135-pound champion. White has said he doesn’t believe Sterling should’ve been awarded the win against Yan and isn’t ruling out a third fight. He does, however, appear to favor the Dillashaw bout.