Aljamain Sterling Says Henry Cejudo’s in For a “Bad Night” Against Top Bantamweights
By FCF Staff
Henry Cejudo has called out several big name bantamweights since he won the 135 title this past June. But according to Aljamain Sterling, the champ-champ plans to put off defending the division’s title as long as he can.
Cejudo won the bantamweight title at UFC 238 in June, by stopping Marlon Moraes in the second round. Since then, the decorated wrestler has called for bouts with the likes of Dominick Cruz, Urijah Faber, Cody Garbrandt and most recently Frankie Edgar.
Sterling recently spoke with MMA Fighting. While talking about his next bout, as well as Cejudo’s, the bantamweight contender said this:
“I don’t mind it. I plan on fighting for the interim title next and if he takes a little bit longer than we expect, then I’ll defend the belt and kind of go about it like that,” Sterling said. “At the end of the day, Cejudo’s a tough competitor but I think he’s a flyweight.
“I think the day he comes up and actually acknowledges the real competition in the weight class, it will be a bad night for him. I think he’s going to hold off as long as he can to stay at flyweight and I don’t blame the guy.”
“If Cejudo is going to go back down to 125 [pounds] against Joey Two-Times (Joseph Benavidez) then I’ll be more than happy to give Petr Yan his chance to dance…”
The 30-year-old Sterling is coming off a decision win over Pedro Munhoz in June and has won four straight fights.