Aljamain Sterling isn’t certain if he will likely be able to face Sean O’Malley in August.
Sterling defended his bantamweight title for a 3rd time in the principle occasion of UFC 288 earlier this month with a cut up choice victory over Henry Cejudo. After the win, O’Malley got here into the Octagon to arrange their struggle and Dana White said the promotion was hoping to make it happen in August. But, Sterling is now unsure if he will likely be able to go by August.
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“Hear, this may be the quickest turnaround I’d think about for a UFC champion. I may very well be corrected. I believe Volkanovski was 4, 4 and a half or one thing like that from the Abu Dhabi card,” Sterling mentioned… “We might be neck-and-neck with that. I simply fought one of many baddest dudes within the recreation, you understand what I imply. In an ideal world, it wouldn’t (be August), however on the finish of the day, I’m an athlete. I’m a prizefighter on the finish of the day so for me, I’m motivated by competitors and, in fact, the prize.”
In line with Aljamain Sterling, he says he’s coping with a number of minor accidents from the Henry Cejudo struggle and nonetheless hasn’t gotten again into the health club.
Nonetheless, he says if he can begin coaching absolutely subsequent week, he believes preventing Sean O’Malley at UFC 292 in August is rather more possible.
“If I may begin coaching subsequent week, I believe it’s potential. If I may begin. Simply have to attend till subsequent week. I gotta get an X-ray. I gotta get a pair X-rays nonetheless,” Sterling added. “I crushed my legs on Henry, smashing him. I didn’t care if I used to be going to kick his elbow. I didn’t care if I used to be going to kick his kneecap. I smashed my ft up fairly good so each my ft are fairly swollen. The left one is so much worse, but it surely’s victory wounds so it’s all good.”
Do you suppose Aljamain Sterling will struggle Sean O’Malley in August?