The former UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling recently faced a significant setback and lost his hard-earned belt that he had sustained for quite a long time. Sterling is absolutely against the idea of Sean O’Malley vs Marlon Vera; Sterling believes Sean O’Malley should either defend the belt against him or the top contender Merab Dvalishvili.
Former UFC fighter and commentator Daniel Cormier has a neutral response regarding Sean O’Malley’s first title defense, but he strongly thinks that Aljmain Sterling deserves a rematch opportunity after successfully sustaining his position for a great amount of time.
Daniel Cormier on Sean O’Malley vs Aljamain Sterling II
Daniel Cormier, on his own YouTube channel, spoke about Sean O’Malley vs Aljamain Sterling rematch and explained why he thinks Sterling deserves a rematch opportunity.
“I love Aljamain Sterling. I love his ability to fight anybody, any time,” Cormier said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “He’s the champ. He don’t care. He’s still fighting these dudes. As much as that made me love him even more than I did before, it ultimately is going to be the thing that makes it hard for him to get what he ultimately wants: that title fight.
If Sean O’Malley doesn’t feel like he wants to fight him, he will not be forced. The more the star grows, the more input he will have on what his journey looks like. Is it unfair that Aljo doesn’t get a title fight right away? Probably.
With all those defenses? Absolutely. I’m taking that back. No ‘probably’ – absolutely, Aljamain should get a title fight. He should get a rematch. But he won’t, because O’Malley is not looking back.
Cormier further said: “Does Merab deserve a title shot? Absolutely, does Merab deserve a title fight more than ‘Chito’ Vera? Absolutely. What’s the likelihood of ‘Chito’ Vera fighting before Merab and Aljo for the title? Pretty, pretty damn certain”.