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Daniel Cormier claims Aljamain Sterling deserves a rematch against Sean O'Malley

Daniel Cormier claims Aljamain Sterling deserves a rematch against Sean O'Malley

Daniel Cormier statement about rematch Sterling vs O'Malley

by Sededin Dedovic
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Daniel Cormier claims Aljamain Sterling deserves a rematch against Sean O'Malley
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On his YouTube channel, Daniel Cormier commented on the possibility of Aljamaim Sterling getting a rematch against Sean O'Malley. He thinks that it is unlikely because Sean O'Malley explained that he does not want to go back to the same opponents.

Cormier praised Sterling for being a real champion because he didn't choose opponents while he had the belt. He defended his belt three times in the bantamweight division against top contenders Petr Yan, T.J. Dillashaw, and Henry Cejudo.

We remind you that Aljamain Sterling lost his championship belt in August at UFC 292 where he was knocked out by the Irishman. After Sterling's call to Sean O'Malley to give him a rematch or at least fight another challenger Merab Dvalishvili, many reactions followed.

Of course, all MMA fans know and appreciate the opinion of Daniel Cormier. “I love Aljamain Sterling. I love his ability to fight anybody, any time,” Cormier said on his YouTube channel. “He’s the champ.

He don’t care. He’s still fighting these dudes. As much as that made me love him even more than I did before, it ultimately is going to be the thing that makes it hard for him to get what he ultimately wants: that title fight.

“If Sean O’Malley doesn’t feel like he wants to fight him, he will not be forced. The more the star grows, the more input he will have on what his journey looks like. Is it unfair that Aljo doesn’t get a title fight right away? Probably.

With all those defenses? Absolutely. I’m taking that back. No ‘probably’ – absolutely, Aljamain should get a title fight. He should get a rematch. But he won’t, because O’Malley is not looking back”.

This former champion Cormier agrees with Sterling that Merab deserves a title fight

“Does Merab deserve a title shot? Absolutely,” Cormier said. “Does Merab deserve a title fight more than ‘Chito’ Vera? Absolutely.

What’s the likelihood of ‘Chito’ Vera fighting before Merab and Aljo for the title? Pretty, pretty damn certain. “They’ve got the backstory, they’ve got the history, they fought the same night, and Sean O’Malley wants to fight him because he wants (to avenge his only loss).

So ultimately, all the reasons that I chose to love Aljo or you did is ultimately what’s going to cost him”. as quoted by MMAJunkie

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