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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 06: In this handout image offered by UFC, Aljamain Sterling commemorates after his submission success over Cory Sandhagen in their bantamweight bout throughout the UFC 250 event at UFC PINNACLE on June 06, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Image by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC through Getty Images)
Aljamain Sterling’s Twitter existence made fight week hard.
Aljamain Sterling made fast work of Cory Sandhagen, sending him in the first round and moving one action more detailed to a bantamweight title shot. Regardless of the UFC 250 win, Sterling took a lot of heat from fans on Twitter about even contending since of the current world occasions.
“It was a bit heavy, you know. I’ve had some people attacking me actually; at the beginning of fight week saying that I wasn’t using my platform to speak up,” Sterling informed media members throughout his virtual post-fight scrum. “People that do not even follow me. I’m like ‘dude, how do you even know who I am? You don’ t even follow me. How do you even understand who I am to come connect and start assaulting me about what I think? You do not understand what I think, you understand. I believe people have to comprehend where we sit as professional athletes, you understand. We still work to do. You understand, to start pushing somebody to go on social media since you feel like they need to when they have a larger job in front of them. And I believe it’s a bit unjust. At the very same time, I do believe [that] as a professional athlete, it’s on us to utilize our platform for great, you understand. I am simply thankful that I have actually discovered the balance to do great and be able to remain focused on a big chance and a big fight.”
Aljamain Sterling prepares to remain all set in-case Petr Yan or Jose Aldo can’t fight.
Sterling is delighted about the chances ahead of him. After a year layoff, the success puts him in a position to compete for an uninhabited title. The UFC intends on having Petr Yan and Jose Aldo fight for the gold. If required, Sterling, who enhanced to 19 -3, has an interest in actioning in if either fighter gets hurt. In the meantime, only time will inform.
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