Aljamain Sterling will defend his title against T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 280 but will not be quiet while his opponent trash talks him, especially when he calls him a quitter. The fight takes place on Saturday Night as part of the UFC 280 Main Card at the Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
Dillashaw beloved the champion had a “Quit Botton” and that’s what the Sterling is funding difficult to understand in his statements.
“Show me a fight where I quit,” Sterling asked MMA Junkie and other reporters at Wednesday’s UFC 280 media day. “Show me one fight where I quit where I said, ‘Hey, I’m gonna pack it in, turn over and go home. Hey ref, I’m gonna cover up and pretend I can’t defend myself or fight anymore because I’m tired and I’m just gonna roll over and wait for the ref to save me then get up and go what happened, what happened, what? I was still fighting.’ What fight have I ever done that?”
As much as Sterling will like to counter the “Quit Botton” Statement, he also has further issues with his claim to be the best Bantamweight of all time, especially when he is coming back from a Ban.
“For him to go out and say he’s the greatest bantamweight of all time right now just shows his arrogance which is exactly what I talk about,” Sterling said. “And I can’t wait to just bring him a little bit of humble pie.” Sterling said.
“He’s definitely one of the best, I think it’s crazy for him to say that he’s the best. Based on what? I mean you got Dominick Cruz who still has the most wins based on his WEC title wins and his UFC wins as well. I know it was a different era and a different time, but he’s still up there.”
Other than the UFC Bantamweight title on the line, both fighters will have their bragging rights too at stake when the collide in what is increasingly looking more like a grudge fight.
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