Sterling (21-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC), the reigning UFC titleholder at 135 kilos, is anticipated to advance attend to the octagon this twelve months for his second title defense. Amongst the aptitude candidates to fight him is Cejudo, a historical two-division UFC titleholder and Olympic gold medalist who retired from MMA competition two years previously.
Cejudo (16-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) is in the midst of a comeback to the octagon, even though. He most modern reenlisted in the U.S. Anti-Doping Company (USADA) checking out pool and is targeting a marquee bout when he gets attend in the cage. A likelihood to derive the bantamweight belt would meet the requirements, and Cejudo informed Sterling that to his face at some level of a brand new in-person interview.
Soon-to-be UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier hosted a sitdown interview with the 2 at Cejudo’s dwelling in Phoenix at UFC 274 this past weekend, and he made his intentions known (by strategy of YouTube).
“I’m going to pronounce him,” Cejudo talked about to Sterling. “He’s obtained a variety of flaws. He’s obtained an skill to him, and I judge that is his supreme asset. His limbs. … I judge he’s easy money. … He’s obtained the belt, but he’s no longer the appropriate on this planet.”
Sterling, a perpetual underdog en route to the UFC title, thinks he has the acknowledge to Cejudo and talked about he would create him remorse the technique to reenter into to the fight game.
“I esteem my probabilities,” Sterling talked about. “I esteem proving of us wretched. It’s nice. There’s one thing very nice about talking your sh*t, then being the fellow walks away esteem, ‘How bout that?’”