Aljamain Sterling Discusses How Fight Between Him & UFC Legend Would Play Out

July 19, 2023

Athlete Studio

Aljamain Sterling, also known as the "Funk Master," is a force to be reckoned with in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA). With an impressive nine-fight win streak and three successful defenses of the UFC's bantamweight title, Sterling is quickly solidifying his spot as one of the greatest fighters in his division.

Recently, Sterling took the time to reflect on his own experiences and training with former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, a future Hall of Famer in MMA. Despite the hypothetical matchup between the two, Sterling expressed nothing but respect and admiration for Cruz, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest bantamweights in history.

Cruz, who became the inaugural bantamweight champion when the UFC merged with WEC in 2010, faced several setbacks due to injuries that kept him out of action for nearly three years. However, he made a remarkable comeback and regained the bantamweight title before suffering defeats to Cody Garbrandt and Henry Cejudo in subsequent matches.

Training with Cruz has undoubtedly had a positive impact on Sterling's career. The knowledge and skills he acquired from the seasoned veteran have contributed to his remarkable success in the octagon. Sterling is grateful for the opportunity to learn from someone as accomplished as Cruz.

As Sterling continues to showcase his dominance in the bantamweight division, he is set to defend his title for the fourth time against Sean O'Malley in the main event of UFC 292. This highly anticipated matchup will undoubtedly be another thrilling chapter in Sterling's legacy.

Stay tuned as the "Funk Master" continues to captivate fans with his remarkable skills and unwavering determination. Aljamain Sterling is on a path to greatness, leaving no doubt that he is a true force to be reckoned with in the world of MMA.

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