Daniel Cormier Aljamain Sterling in for Tough Challenge, Disagrees with Chael Sonnen's Pick



Daniel Cormier: Aljamain Sterling in for Tough Challenge, Disagrees with Chael Sonnen’s Pick

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D.C. Disagrees with Chael Sonnen’s Suggestion of Aljamain Sterling vs. Max Holloway Matchup

Daniel Cormier, a former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion, doesn’t see eye to eye with fellow former fighter Chael Sonnen when it comes to the next step in Aljamain Sterling’s career. Sterling, a former bantamweight champion, has been a hot topic of discussion following his loss at UFC 292 last month in Boston.

Chael Sonnen recently weighed in on the conversation and proposed an intriguing matchup for Sterling in the featherweight division – a bout against Max Holloway, a former featherweight champion and the current top contender in the division. Despite Holloway’s recent success with wins over Arnold Allen and “The Korean Zombie,” his history with current champ Alexander Volkanovski makes it unlikely for him to secure another title shot. Sonnen believes Holloway could benefit from facing “fresh blood” in the weight class, and he sees this potential bout as a way to gauge Sterling’s success at the higher weight.

However, during an episode of ESPN MMA’s DC & RC show, Daniel Cormier expressed his disagreement with the suggested matchup. Cormier firmly dismissed the idea, going as far as to suggest that Sterling would find himself in “deep trouble” if he faced Holloway.

Cormier stated, “I tap out on that one, bro. I love Max, that’s my brother. And Aljamain Sterling’s my brother, too. I don’t wanna see them dudes fight, but I also don’t wanna see them dudes fight because Max is too big for Aljamain Sterling. If Aljamain Sterling struggled with Sean O’Malley’s size, he would be in some real deep trouble with Max Holloway, man. Yeah, I tap out on that one. It’s not a great look for the ‘Funk Master.'”

Currently, it doesn’t appear that Sterling has immediate plans to move up to the featherweight division. After his recent grappling win against England’s Mike Grundy at Polaris, Sterling expressed his desire for a rematch against Sean O’Malley. If that rematch doesn’t materialize, Sterling may consider the possibility of competing at 145 pounds.



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