UFC Corridor of Famer Matt Serra received’t be leaving Aljamain Sterling’s aspect.
Serra, Sterling’s longtime coach, final week opened up about his disappointment in Sterling’s resolution to not embrace him in his nook for his UFC 259 title combat in opposition to Petr Yan. Serra was changed by Xtreme Couture coach Eric Nicksick, who labored with Sterling in Las Vegas forward of the combat.
The choice prompted Serra to step away from cornering fighters, which drew hypothesis on a possible rift between him and Sterling, who claimed the UFC bantamweight title after Yan was disqualified for an unlawful knee. However Serra took to Instagram to make clear that he and Sterling will proceed working collectively as they all the time have.
Myself & @funkmastermma will all the time be cool 👊🙏
“Folks have been giving Aljamain Sterling a number of hate, one due to the knee and two as a result of they suppose me and him have some beef or one thing like that,” Sterling mentioned in a video earlier than Sterling seems with him. “It’s true, I’m stepping away from cornering, for now … however myself and the ‘Funkmaster’ are all the time gonna be cool. You recognize we love one another. I’m gonna assist him defend this belt.”
Sterling (20-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC), who’s been embracing his standing as bantamweight champ regardless of the criticism, additionally posted a picture with Serra whereas posing along with his belt.
On this collectively it doesn’t matter what!
#Jedis #Household #UFCChamps
Sterling grew to become the primary fighter in UFC historical past to win a title by disqualification, which led to an uproar of unfavourable suggestions from followers. Yan (15-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC) was disqualified after he hit Sterling with an unlawful knee whereas he was downed within the fourth spherical.
All events, together with the UFC, have expressed curiosity in a rematch as Sterling gears up for his first title protection. Maybe Serra received’t be bodily in Sterling’s nook, however he vows to be part of his preparation as he all the time has.