The current UFC bantamweight champion, Aljamain Sterling, has made it clear that he is ready to discuss with the organizations a fight against his comrade Merab Dvalishvili, who took first place in the division after defeating Petr Yan.
“I know the fans would love to see this fight,” Sterling told Robbie Fox. “You know, Merab is a cool dude. He’s willing to give you his last shirt, and he doesn’t even need to know you. He’s such a guy. And you want me to throw away that relationship for five hundred thousand?”
“There is no point in fighting for that kind of money. Guys in the NFL make 50 million a year. If we cross this line, then for the money that will provide us for life. Otherwise, it doesn’t make any sense.”
However, before fighting Merab Dvalishvili or anyone else, Aljamain Sterling must successfully defend his belt against Henry Cejudo, who will headline UFC 288 in Newark on May 6.