Head coach Ray Longo is tired of seeing Aljamain Sterling wait for his shot.
Sterling took on Cory Sandhagen on the principal card of UFC 250 before this thirty day period. Several expected this to be a hugely competitive combat that experienced the possible to arrive down to the wire. As a substitute, Sterling designed a statement by choking out Sandhagen early in the opening frame. UFC president Dana White mentioned Sterling will obtain a bantamweight title shot towards the winner of Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo.
Ray Longo Desires Aljamain Sterling To Only Sign UFC Deal If Title Shot Is Next
It’s a person issue for the UFC boss to say a title shot is following for Sterling but actions talk louder than words and phrases. Sterling’s mentor, Ray Longo, spoke to MMAJunkie and explained Sterling’s next contract must go unsigned except he will get a bantamweight title possibility.
“Over below we imagined he deserved … this could have been a title struggle,” Longo advised MMA Junkie on Sterling’s struggle with Sandhagen. “You experienced two actually good men on terrific winning streaks. Appear, technically Aljo could be the uncrowned champ correct now. Who the heck is familiar with? But we always believed that he must have been fighting for a title, and if this is what he experienced to do to get there, to have that a person extra struggle from a person that’s suitable up there with him in the division, and that is what he did.
“He couldn’t have experienced a superior result, and now there’s absolutely no question he attained a title shot. … I wouldn’t indication a deal unless it is for a title. I imply, he earned it. He justifies it, he operates really hard, and that is what it’s all about.”
Sterling is using a five-battle profitable streak. In that span, he’s beaten Cory Sandhagen, Pedro Munhoz, Jimmie Rivera, Cody Stamann, and Brett Johns. He’s also absent 7-1 in his last eight outings. He hasn’t endured a defeat considering the fact that his knockout reduction to Marlon Moraes back again in Dec. 2017.
As of this creating, Sterling sits at the variety two place on the official UFC bantamweight rankings. Only Moraes is in advance of him. The “Funk Master” will be paying out shut attention to the Yan vs. Aldo title bout. That will just take position on July 11 at UFC 251.