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Top Featherweight Contender Accepts Fight With Aljamain Sterling: ‘Call UFC And Fight Me, I’m Ready’


If “Funkmaster” wants to fight the No. 5 ranked Featherweight, he can.

Aljamain Sterling is coming off a successful Featherweight debut at UFC 300, where he completely dominated a very tough Calvin Kattar to win a clear unanimous decision. Sterling jumped into the Featherweight rankings after his massive win, snatching Kattar’s No. 8 ranking.

After the fight, Sterling called for a fight with two-time Featherweight title challenger Brian Ortega (and Ortega responded); however, when a fight with fellow wrestler and No. 5 ranked Movsar Evloev was brought to his attention, he said it would be fun.

“I would rather the Ortega fight because I’m gunning for the belt, so if there’s a fight, and you’re giving me the option to pick, I’m going to pick the highest ranked guy,” Sterling said on The MMA Hour. “It’s not that the fight with Movsar wouldn’t be fun. I think two grapplers, the way we grapple, would have some very fun scrambles…I think when you have a style like mine and his, it could make for a fun fight, the same way Diego Lopes made it a fun fight.”

It is rare for anyone in the top 15 to mention the undefeated Russian’s name, and Evloev recognized that.

“@funkmasterMMA brave for you to talk about me. I like it! Call UFC and fight me. I’m ready,” Evloev wrote on Twitter.

Evloev is 8-0 in the UFC and is coming off a unanimous decision win over Arnold Allen at UFC 297 earlier this year.

What say you, Maniacs, does a fight between Sterling and Evloev interest you?

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