Petr Yan needs a new team for his next fight at UFC 273 and he may have already found some help.
The UFC Interim Bantamweight Champion’s original cornermen have had their visas denied by the US government. This would be a result of the current Russia-Ukraine conflict and the USA wanting to restrict some entry from Russia. Thankfully, Yan will still be able to enter the country.
Triple C To The Rescue?
Confirming the recent news, Yan would request some back-up on social media. He’d call on his old rival, Henry Cejudo. The two former bantamweight kings have bickered over the years, but this exchange would be nothing but wholesome.
“Hey coach @HenryCejudo what are your plans on April 9th?”
The former two-division champion wouldn’t take long to respond. Cejudo is all for it… but there’s a catch.
“Get me a booster seat and I’ll work your corner,” Cejudo replied. “You kneed me #andnew”
Well, Cejudo’s in. Just remember to get the 5’4 fighter his ‘booster seat’ so he can corner the title challenger against Aljamain Sterling.
Suga Wants To Show Up
Cejudo’s not the only person interested in teaming up with Petr Yan. Oddly enough, Sean O’Malley would join in on the fun. ‘Suga’ would offer to corner his rival as well.
“Petr, heard you need a corner bro,” O’Malley said in his Instagram story. “Let me know. Wherever your fight’s at, lemme know, I’ll corner you baby. 1-2, 1-2.”
Despite a history of trash-talk between the two, Yan would agree to O’Malley’s hilarious offer.
“One corner spot is taken by @SugaSeanMMA.”
Neither Sean O’Malley or Henry Cejudo speak Russian, so this would be quite a sight to see in Jacksonville on April 9th. Maybe the great Khabib Nurmagomedov might help with that. Whatever the case may be, we’ll have to wait and see.
Will this ‘dream team’ corner Petr Yan at UFC 273? We’ll keep you informed with all of the latest info on Middle Easy.