Jose Aldo Calls Out Aljamain Sterling, Argues Against “Cheating” TJ Dillashaw & “Clown” Henry Cejudo Title Contention

Jose Aldo argued against a title shot for TJ Dillashaw & Henry Cejudo as he appealed to Aljamain Sterling

Jose Aldo, Aljamain Sterling
Credit: Jose Aldo (via Facebook), Aljamain Sterling (via Facebook)
  • Jose Aldo believes that he’s the right fit next for the best bantamweight in the UFC, Aljamain Sterling
  • Aldo reasons against the possibility of TJ Dillashaw or Henry Cejudo jumping ahead in line for the title

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has shared an intense message for the current UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling. Earlier this month, Aljamain Sterling finally cemented himself as the undisputed king of the 135-lbs division when he defeated former interim titleholder, Petr Yan, by unanimous decision at UFC 273.

Jose Aldo makes his case for a title match

Currently on a three-fight win streak, ‘Junior’ has managed to remain at the top level for more than a decade after ruling the featherweight division. Taking to Twitter to call out’Funkmaster’, Aldo posted a series of tweets stating Sterling and himself to be the best athletes in the weight class.

“Aljamain, I am waiting for you to sign the contract for our fight. There is no doubt that the fans want to watch this fight. We are currently the 2 best bantamweights in the UFC.”

Aldo took his shot at the right time as the UFC is looking for Sterling’s next opponent. By appealing to the purity of getting a title shot in the sport instead of promotional theatrics, Aldo called for the opportunity and suggested a different kind of fight for the other athletes.

“So let’s fight for the title while they sell popcorn in the arena. Whoever sells more popcorn fights with whoever wins our fight. Deal? Let’s do this, Champ!”

Case against “cheating” TJ Dillashaw & “clown” Henry Cejudo

With Sterling settling the score for his rivalry with Yan, ranked contenders are swarming out to aim for the champion. One name that has come up the most is TJ Dillashaw, who returned to action in a winning display against Cory Sandhagen last July after serving a two-year suspension for failed USADA drug tests.

Sterling himself called Dillashaw out after his unification win with UFC president Dana White hinting at the likelihood of the two facing off next.

“Let the rest of the boys fighting each other and exchanging insults on the internet. In my opinion it does not make any sense to let a guy who got suspended for 2 years for cheating to come back and fight for the belt after winning a split decision in a fight I think he lost.”

Another challenger who has been looking to make his way back to fighting is the former UFC two-division titleholder Henry Cejudo. Having never lost his belts, ‘Triple C’ retired after his last outing against Dominick Cruz two years ago.

Cejudo recently re-entered the USADA testing pool with hopes of getting a title shot at either bantamweight or featherweight.

“The other one is a clown who faked his retirement just to try to raise his purse – as that did not work now he wants to fight for the title after spending 2 years out of the game (and out of the USADA’s pool).”

After his win at UFC 273, Sterling trash-talked Dillashaw and mentioned Aldo as the most deserving top contender next based on merit.

Sterling responds to the callout

Aljamain Sterling didn’t take long to respond to Aldo’s tweets in agreement.

“Nipple CCC ”

@danawhite @seanshelby Hunter, when is our next War room meeting? Lots of money to be made!

Published on April 29, 2022 at 2:24 pm
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