Cody Garbrandt and Aljamain Sterling get heated on Twitter, racism accusations surface

Cody Garbrandt, Aljamain Sterling

On Sunday, reigning UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and rising bantamweight contender Aljamain Sterling got into it on Twitter. While this back-and-forth began as fairly innocent Twitter beef, it unfortunately wasn’t long before accusations of racism began to fly.

See the pair’s fiery exchange below:

These “boy” comments are where the trouble began for Garbrandt, as fans quickly reminded that Conor McGregor recently found himself under fire for similar comments, and Sterling agreed.

Garbrandt then responded, agreeing with a fan that Sterling is just “race-baiting.”

What do you make of this beef between Cody Garbrandt and Aljamain Sterling?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/13/2017.