Aljamain Sterling on UFC 285: This week brings answers

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Aljamain Sterling on UFC 285: This week brings answers

Aljamain Sterling is still questionable for UFC 285. The reason is a partially torn left bicep tendon. Sterling does not know what will happen, but he has received many messages of support. “It’s just super weird, kind of the messages I’m getting,” Sterling said on The MMA Hour.

“No one wants to be like, ‘This is what you should do,’ because no one wants to be at fault if it’s wrong. They don’t want to say ‘get surgery,’ because they don’t know if PT is going help, and they don’t want to say ‘do PT and then not waste time,’ and then PT fails and then we have to get surgery anyway.

So it’s kind of like this weird spot that I’m in. I told the [UFC] matchmakers, like, ‘Hey man, I’m already feeling better. Let’s just stay on this and see what happens.’”

Aljamain Sterling

Although Sterling is not feeling well, he remains optimistic and hopes that he will be able to perform soon.

He is currently not able to train as he used to, and surgery may be his last resort at this point in time. It is likely that we will get some answers this week. “I think it’s a possibility,” Sterling said. “My weight’s coming down.

I was 165 this morning. And again, I’m not training every day, so that weight could come down relatively quick once I get clearance to use my arm, and actually be able to wrestle and things like that. [UFC 285 is] a monster card,” he said.

“I would love to [be on it]. So there’s a bunch of enticing things. That’s why I’m trying my best to make sure I could get to the fight. And if I can, I will. And if I can’t, let’s just give me some time to see where everything is at. I think we’re going to find out this week. I’m very optimistic about it”.