- Aljamain Sterling has openly revealed that he gained a lot of weight after his last UFC fight
- “Funk Master” doesn’t recognize himself anymore and vows to start following a strict diet as soon as possible
Aljamain Sterling is really having the time of his life right now both in and outside the UFC. In fact, “Funk Master” has been enjoying some of his favorite snacks that not long after successfully defending his bantamweight title in a rematch with Petr Yan, he already gained almost 40 pounds.
The champ let himself go for one week
Exactly one week after his victory at UFC 273, Sterling shockingly jumped from 135 to 176 pounds. He let his social media followers know that he’s well aware of what he’s done to his body and he’s not too happy about it. At the time of weigh-ins, Sterling tip the scale at 134.5 lbs to make a 135 lb weight limit for bantamweight title bout.
“I am a bacon right now! 😩 Enjoying the fruits of my labor, but this is getting ridiculous,” Sterling wrote on Instagram.
“Look at this bantamweight!,” the champ added on a duplicate post on Twitter. “That’s a sick, sick, man! Exactly 1 week after my fight. Wow…”
Look at this bantamweight! That’s a sick, sick, man! 😩 Exactly 1 week after my fight. Wow… pic.twitter.com/GiguO8V4aW
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) April 17, 2022
Diet starts ASAP
While Sterling did not show his face in the post, he confessed that he barely recognizes himself anymore due to his swift weight-gain.
“I feel fat and gross,” he continued in his tweet. “My cheeks are so big. I don’t recognize myself.”
To reassure himself and the fans, the champion swore to start getting back in shape again as early as soon as tomorrow.
“Diet starts tmw,” he vowed.
Sterling really needs to lose those excess weight sooner rather than later as he has a lot of potential title challengers hoping to dethrone him. As things stand, a rematch with former bantamweight interim champion Petr Yan is still up in the air as UFC boss Dana White previously stated that former 135-pound king T.J. Dillashaw is “probably” getting the crack next.