Aljamain Sterling Ready to Wager Life Savings On Victory In O’Malley Rematch


Former UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling is confident that he will defeat reigning champ Sean O’Malley in a potential rematch.

O’Malley secured the UFC bantamweight title with a knockout victory over Sterling at UFC 292, stamping his authority as the best 135-pound fighter in the world. It was a total blow out, but ‘Aljo’ believes that the outcome was more due to his own below-average performance rather than his opponent’s exceptional skills.

“O’Malley showed up that night,” Sterling told Kanpai Media while speaking about the fight. “It was an off night for myself, and the better man won that night. That’s why we say, ‘Any place, anywhere, any time.’ Sometimes it’s your night, sometimes it’s not, and unfortunately for me, it just didn’t go my way. But I do know if I had a rematch, and as long as he waited from August to fighting ‘Chito’ (Vera) in March, you give me that time to recover and prepare and to cut my weight the proper way, in a rematch, I would bet my life savings on that.

“People are going to say I’m still salty. I’m like, ‘Yo, skills are skills. Facts are facts.’ If I sit there and chop the legs down the way I did in the first round, like, yeah, we could sit here and do this all day long, but I think overall, O’Malley is getting better, but I think I’m very good at what I do and he’s very good at what he does. I’m very good at not letting people do what they want to do.”

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