On Saturday night during UFC 259, Aljamain Sterling became the UFC’s new bantamweight champion under some bizarre circumstances.
In the fourth round of his fight against Petr Yan, Sterling was subject to an illegal knee to the head while still on the ground.
The cageside doctor took a look at Sterling and determined he couldn’t continue which resulted in Yan getting DQed.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 7, 2021
Despite the fact that it was the doctor who made the final ruling, several current and former UFC fighters accussed Sterling of faking his head injury.
He got concussed and he couldn't fight but he could conduct a full ass interview and tweet after… this is why an Olympic gold medal is greatest accomplishment an athlete could do! But hey @funkmasterMMA at least you know you could make it Hollywood. And I’m not evening hating pic.twitter.com/YNUUMRfbvs
— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) March 7, 2021
Nominated for an Oscar this year are:
Robert de niro
Aljamain Sterling #UFC259
— D (@darrentill2) March 7, 2021
And the Oscar goes to @FakeMaster for Best Actor in a Title Fight and Petr Yan needs a crash course in the rules of the sport he was once champion in. Hey Petr now you’re a cheater too, bitch.
— TJ Dillashaw (@TJDillashaw) March 7, 2021
Why the fuck interview him, if he is so concussed ??
— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) March 7, 2021
Evem MMA referee-turned-podcast host Big John McCarthy believed Sterling was acting to get Yan DQed.