Aljamain Sterling lists conjectures as to why his scheduled UFC 256 clash with Petr Yan got scrapped.
Back in November, Aljamain Sterling cut out a distraught figure when he learned that the Bantamweight champion Petr Yan has pulled put from the scheduled December 12 booking against him. Rocky was frustrated, as he at the time stated that he was beginning to hit his peak in the training camp.
However, much to his relief the booking though got a deferred date but still, his name is unfazed from the title shot. Now, the two leading men of the 135-pound weight class will lock horns on March 6 at UFC 259.
Aljamain Sterling circles out the probable reasons why Petr Yan pulled out from UFC 256
With substantial time left for the fight to arrive, the training process might have started again but, Sterling reflected on reasons why the previous booking got scrapped.
“There’s no real reasoning to what happened,” Sterling began in an interview with James Lynch. “First, we were told he was injured. Then, next thing you know, this guy’s posting videos of him working out. I’m like, OK, that’s clearly not what it is. And then, I hear there’s personal issues. I heard his newborn son had COVID or something like that. That wasn’t what the situation was, at least from what I’ve heard. And then the other one was the visa issue, which he posted a video of him being ‘cleared’ for his visa.
“So I’m like, in my head, it’s only a couple things. I’m not trying to poke any fingers, but maybe there’s a little cycling thing going on over there and maybe he missed a time slot. I think that’s how that stuff works to get off and be cleared in time. Or, maybe he didn’t feel like he had adequate enough training for this particular fight style and matchup.” (Source- MMA News)
Now, with the outside issues settled, the two will see each other in the Octagon and may create a spectacle on March 6.
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