After ‘Triple C’s squad was heard chanting towards ‘Funk Master’ during his weigh-ins, the mind games between Henry Cejudo and Aljamain Sterling have already begun. In the main event of UFC 288, bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling will defend his championship against the opponent that defeated him previously. Henry Cejudo The goal of ‘Triple C’ is to make history by becoming the first person over the age of 35 to win the title in the division, while the goal of ‘Sterling’ is to become the first fighter to successfully defend the 135-pound belt for three consecutive times in a row.The buildup to the battle between the two men has been very personal, with each man frequently attacking the characteristics and abilities of the other as a fighter and as a person. Cejudo further took it a notch higher after pulling out a plush doll of Sterling during the media day for UFC 288, which he then kicked into the audience. This occurred throughout the event.Now, Cejudo and his squad are doing all in their power to break Sterling before the main event. This time, they chanted “and new!” at the champion while he was on the scales weighing 134 pounds. You can hear the relief of Aljamain Sterling’s squad as he made weight in the video, whilst Cejudo’s camp is continuously roaring throughout the entire match.
Dana White confident Aljamain Sterling can redeem himself with win over Henry Cejudo
Dana White feels that a decisive victory against Henry Cejudo will put the naysayers and critics of Aljamain Sterling’s reign as the bantamweight champion to rest. Cejudo is the opponent that Sterling faces next. The President of the UFC is referring to the three most recent fights that have been fought by Sterling. In the first of those fights, Sterling won the title by disqualification after Petr Yan delivered an illegal knee.The two rushed away from each other and then ran back to the battle, which resulted in ‘Funk Master’ having his hand raised contentiously once more, this time due to a split decision.In his third fight, which also served as his second championship defence, he faced T.J. Dillashaw, whom he knocked out via technical knockout in the second round. After the fight, it was discovered that Dillashaw had been fighting with a shoulder injury, which once again raised questions about Sterling’s capabilities.
White said in an interview with The Schmo that if Aljamain Sterling were to defeat Henry Cejudo, it would firmly establish his place in UFC history. He stated, “Look, here’s the deal with Aljamain. Although Aljamain has been involved in a few bad incidents during his streak, as we were discussing earlier, the fact remains that this individual has the most wins overall and the most consecutive wins of anyone. I believe that a victory over Henry Cejudo will provide this young fighter with the credentials that he requires at this time. This will establish him, and anybody who has ever had any questions about him in the past and some of the things that have happened, as Cejudo pointed out, beating Henry will squash that.