Last night, Joe Benavidez clobbered Jussier Forminga, staking a claim as maybe the next dude to face double-champ Henry Cejudo.
And Aljamain Sterling is okay with that.
Sterling, if you’ll recall, is riding a four-fight win streak at bantamweight. And since bantamweight king Cejudo took out Marlon Moraes to snag that belt–and Moraes is the last person to defeat Sterling–it would stand to reason that Sterling should get the next shot.
If I lost the first crack at @HenryCejudo to @JoeJitsu, I wouldn’t be mad at all. Joey B is legend of the game and with that performance it’s tough to argue who should get the first chance to dethrone the King. Congrats Benevidez! #UFCMinneapolis
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) June 30, 2019
I’d say that’s pretty cool of Sterling.