Report: Aljamain Sterling Says UFC Contract Offer Wasn’t “Compelling Enough”
By FCF Staff
Aljamain Sterling will complete his UFC contract on Thursday when he faces Johnny Eduardo, and it looks as though the bantamweight contender plans to test the free agent market.
Sterling heads into the UFC Fight Night 80 bout having gone 11-0 to date, and the Serra-Longo fighter is currently ranked #5 in the UFC’s 135 division. Recently the 26 year-old spoke to MMA Junkie.com about his pending, free agent status, and Sterling reported he isn’t happy with what the UFC has tabled thus far.
“For what I’ve done and what I plan to do to this next guy, I just don’t think it’s a compelling enough offer for where I’m going to be compared to the other guys who are ranked in the top five in their division. So I look at those kinds of things to see where I’m at and what’s reasonable.”
The “Funkmaster” also revealed that he’s been offered a job as a full time, physical education teacher in New York, which would pay him more than what he made fighting twice in 2014.
UFC FN 80 will take place on Thursday in Las Vegas, Nevada.