Contenders Aljamain Sterling, Petr Yan Express Displeasure with Cejudo-Aldo Title Booking

The long-rumored Henry Cejudo vs. Jose Aldo bantamweight title booking officially came to fruition on Monday, and not surprisingly, two of the division’s top contenders were none too pleased with the announcement.

Aljamain Sterling, who has won six of his last seven UFC appearances, scoffed at Cejudo’s choice for his first 135-pound title defense.

“The fight that no one asked for and that nobody wanted to see!” Sterling wrote on Twitter.

Russian bantamweight Peter Yan, who has been victorious in his first six Octagon bouts was similarly displeased. He recently took exception with Cejudo’s statement that he needs to improve his English to be regarded as a serious contender. Yan also retweeted Sterling’s comments on the situation.

“This clown choosing Aldo because I don’t speak perfect English. Since when is Jose the fluent speaker? What kind of logic is that?” Yan wrote on Twitter. “Henry knows he is not a draw and he is unsecured. In his head he already lost the fight to me. [UFC] give me someone who is confident in himself.”

Cejudo vs. Aldo will headline UFC 250, which takes place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 9.

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