Aljamain Sterling lost everything he gained in his last match against Sean O'Malley; Sterling will now show up in the featherweight division against Calvin Kattar for the iconic UFC 300 event, which is scheduled to take place on 13th April 2024.
The recent UFC 292 event featured Aljamain Sterling vs Sean Malley, and yet the PPV numbers reported were lower than what Aljamain Sterling expected. According to Henry Cejudo's source, Aljamain Sterling vs Sean O'Malley reported only 350,000 PPV buys.
Here's what Sean O'Malley tweeted in response to the low PPV number claim:
Henry sayin Me and Aljo “only” did 350k ppv according to his (girlfriend ) source. I just talked to the ufc and I heard upwards of 570k … legit no kizzy not making this up heard Aljo vs Henry did 135k.
Also Henry 5’2 lol — Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) August 31, 2023
Aljamain Sterling on UFC 292 PPV numbers
In a recent YouTube video, Aljmain Sterling shared his thoughts on the low PPV numbers reported for the UFC 292 event.
"I got the pay-per-view numbers, and me and her were going through it, and I'm just like, 'These are the numbers that this guy was trying to say he's this big pay-per-view star?'" Sterling said as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com.
"I'm just like, 'Oh my God.' When I saw the numbers, I literally said to her, 'If I had any idea this is what the numbers would have been, if I could have predicted that this is what it would have been, my * would have waited and taken my vacation then.'
Sterling further said: "I rolled the dice, I trusted that the bag was going to be this blow-me-away kind of thing, bigger than all the other ones. It wasn't. With that being said, it is what it is. I'm still happy I made some extra money.
I had a really good year. I can't complain about that. Life's good. I can take care of myself. I can take care of my family." Aljamain Sterling does not seem to be interested in returning back to the bantamweight division anytime soon. It will be fascinating to see how well he performs in the featherweight division.