Aljamain Sterling has been on the verge of greatness for quite some time now. He made his octagon debut early 2014 and currently rocks a perfect record with eleven wins to his name. Sterling was ready to make a run at the top of his division by year’s end, but fighter after fighter turned down the offer to fight him.
Bryan Caraway’s rejection of the bantamweight star in the making upset Sterling the most, as he believed a fight between them was truly the next logical step for both men.
“I hope he was offered the fight. He said he wasn’t. I asked for the fight. It was the only fight that made sense with everybody that was hurt and just the state of the division and his style of grappling,” Sterling admitted to MMA Fighting.
Sterling sits directly above Caraway in the bantamweight rankings at sixth and was hoping to crack the top five with a win over Caraway. Sterling recently gave up on calling Caraway out after his numerous attempts of trash-talk went ignored. “I might bust his balls about his stand-up because I think it’s pretty horrendous, but for the most part, you don’t get to be no. 6, no. 7 in the world by being a slouch,” Sterling said.
“Personally, I just think Caraway doesn’t want to fight,” he stated.
Aljamain Sterling may have finally found an opponent in Jonny Eduardo at “UFC Fight Night 80” which is set to take place on December 10 later this year. Do you think a win over Eduardo will catapult Sterling with the likes of Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!