UFC has announced that the winner of the fight between TJ Dillashaw and Cory Sandhagen, who leads the UFC on the ESPN 27 event, will become the UFC’s next bantamweight challenger. Of course, after the rematch is done by Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan.
That’s what will happen when Sterling finally says he’s recovered, healthy, and ready, but it still doesn’t seem close. Still, that doesn’t stop Sterling from commenting on the aforementioned fight.
He did this during his own podcast called “Weekly Scraps,” turning to whether it was really a challenger fight. He doesn't really see her as such, at least not in both cases of the winner. "If you beat TJ Dillashaw, is it worth fighting for the title? I'm not sure.
If TJ wins, does he deserve it? I would absolutely give it to him. Absolutely! But when I look at it from the other side, I don't see what that victory would mean to Sandhagen except once again a familiar name on his resume, ”said Sterling, who clearly has no interest in reuniting with someone he has already mastered.
Sandhagen's defeat by Sterling, which he suffered at the UFC 250 event last June, is the only one in his UFC career so far. In his last two fights, he has impressive knockout victories over two former challengers, Marlon Moraes and Frankie Edgar.
But Sterling clearly believes adding the former champion to that list is not enough to become a challenger. Strange, but everyone has a right to their opinion. He couldn't do without the forecast of the fight, and his choice of favorites is interesting, especially after what he originally said.
"I think this is a stylistically good fight. The guy who is so much taller, more reach, and fights very calmly, will now fight someone who enters tense, always with the goal of hurting the opponent." "It will be a very fun fight to watch.
I could pick a winner, I think it will be Sandhagen. They trained together and I believe it brings confidence to both of them. Besides, if TJ was really on to something and now he is not, Sandhagen's chances are growing even more, "he explained.
your vision. Sterling has already turned a large number of fans against himself in the way he won the title, and the statements he made after the fight did not help him either. Hardly anything will get better after this.