Daniel Cormier Praises Aljamain Sterling’s Impressive Title Defense Record in Bantamweight History After UFC 288 Triumph: “He Carries Like a Champ”

Funk Master continues to cement his status as one of the greatest bantamweight fighters in UFC history, but there are still many doubters, critics and detractors from Aljamain Sterling. Daniel Cormier urged everyone to acknowledge Sterling’s accomplishments and acknowledge the current bantamweight king.

Sterling risked losing his title against Henry Cejudo at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Funk Master successfully resisted Triple C and retained his gold bracelet. However, the The crowd in Newark booed himwith most of the spectators in the arena showing their support for Triple C.

What did Daniel Cormier say about Aljamain Sterling?

Following UFC 288, Daniel Cormier discussed a number of other UFC-related topics, including Aljamain Sterling’s reign, in a recent YouTube video. The UFC Hall of Famer made it clear that Sterling deserves far more respect than he currently receives.

“Guys, stop booing Aljamain. Give this man his respects. This guy will do anything you want as a champion. He’s active, he fights the best guys they put in front of him. He wins fights. He carries himself like a champion. It’s time to stop booing Aljamain Sterling,” Cormier said.

Lots of people back then questioned Sterling’s credibility as Bantamweight Champion due to the disqualification of Petr Yan. The New Yorker has now successfully defended the title three times and has undoubtedly made a name for himself as one of the top bantamweight fighters in the promotion.

Sterling defeated two-time Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw and former Bantamweight Champion Petr Yan in front of Triple C to successfully defend his title. As a result, many people, like DC, who experienced similar animosity and ridicule during his MMA days, believe that Sterling deserves greater appreciation.

“It sucks that this keeps happening, and it’s in Newark, which is near New York. It made no sense, I don’t know what this man has to do to gain your respect. If tonight wasn’t enough, you’ll just never be satisfied.” Kormier added.

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The 33-year-old fighter is currently on a nine-fight win streak and ranks sixth in the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings. No other bantamweight fighter in UFC history has successfully defended his title three times in a row. In his upcoming title fight against Sean O’Malley, Sterling is on track to defend his fourth straight title.

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