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Monday, Jul 01, 2019

Aljamain Sterling’s Okay if “Legend” Joseph Benavidez Gets First Crack at Henry Cejudo

Sterling (left) (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Aljamain Sterling has been campaigning hard for a fight with Henry Cejudo. But, after UFC Minneapolis, the bantamweight reported he’ll understand if Joseph Benavidez fights the champ-champ first.

Benavidez faced Jussier “Formiga” on Saturday night, and proceeded to finish the flyweight contender in round two. Earlier in the year, UFC President Dana White said that the winner of the bout would advance to a title shot.

Well, following Benavidez’s victory, Sterling tweeted out the comment below:

If I lost the first crack at @HenryCejudo to @JoeJitsu, I wouldn’t be mad at all. Joey B is legend of the game and with that performance it’s tough to argue who should get the first chance to dethrone the King. Congrats Benevidez! #UFCMinneapolis

Sterling, meanwhile, has won four straight and is coming off a decision victory over bantamweight contender, Pedro Munhoz.

Cejudo stopped Marlon Moraes earlier this month to win the vacant, bantamweight title. The decorated fighter isn’t expected to fight again this year, however, due to shoulder surgery he recently underwent.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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