UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling has shared his thoughts on Umar Nurmagomedov's recent injury, causing their highly anticipated bout to be canceled.
Nurmagomedov was set to face Cory Sandhagen at UFC Nashville on August 5 at the Bridgestone Arena. Unfortunately, the fight was called off after Nurmagomedov suffered a shoulder injury during training, which will require surgery.
A video showcasing the injury was posted on Twitter, catching the attention of Aljamain Sterling. The current bantamweight champion referred to the incident as "a real freak accident."
Interestingly, Sterling can relate to the frustration of dealing with an injury during fight preparations. In his last bout against Henry Cejudo, he also suffered from a partially torn bicep tendon that had been bothering him for almost a year.
Despite the setback, Sterling bravely stepped into the octagon against 'Triple C' in May of this year. His determination and resilience, despite the challenging circumstances, make him a true force to be reckoned with in the UFC.
Aljamain Sterling's reaction to Umar Nurmagomedov's injury serves as a reminder of the physical risks and sacrifices that fighters face in pursuit of their dreams. It highlights the unpredictable nature of the sport and the need for athletes to stay mentally and physically prepared at all times.
As the UFC bantamweight champion, Aljamain Sterling's words carry weight within the MMA community. His empathy towards Nurmagomedov's unfortunate situation, combined with his own experience, showcases his understanding of the challenges fighters encounter.
UFC fans around the world eagerly await the recovery of both Aljamain Sterling and Umar Nurmagomedov, hoping to witness their impressive skills and determination in the octagon once again. Until then, the MMA community will support and cheer on these exceptional athletes as they overcome their respective setbacks.