Video: UFC champion Aljamain sterling and Henry Cejudo meet at the PFL World Championships event


Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo may be preparing for a fight week sooner rather than later.

MMA Fighting captured an impromptu confrontation between UFC’s bantamweight champion and former 135-pound king at Friday’s PFL World Championship in New York City.

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Cejudo retired as champion following a stoppage win over Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 in May 2020 and the UFC quickly moved on with the division. In lieu of making a comeback, the Olympic gold medalist entered the USADA testing pool earlier this year.

Sterling dominated T.J. Dillashaw en route to a second-round submission win at UFC 280 to retain the title in October. Cejudo immediately called for a fight with “Funkmaster,” but Sterling has mostly no sold the idea with his belief that a fight with Sean O’Malley would be the bigger fight.

“I’m just not excited about that matchup [with Henry Cejudo],” Sterling recently told MMA Fighting. “Because he hasn’t competed. “Because he hasn’t competed. It doesn’t seem like that to me .