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People Hate You: Marlon Vera hits out at Aljamain Sterling

LockerRoom Team
07 March 2024

In the lead-up to UFC 299, Marlon Vera has made his feelings clear regarding Aljamain Sterling's recent comments about his training camp ahead of the bantamweight title fight against Sean O'Malley. The No. 6 ranked bantamweight didn't hold back during his pre-fight media appearance, challenging Sterling's assertions and questioning his credibility.

Referring to Sterling as "Funk Master," Vera disputed Sterling's claims about his training camp, suggesting that Sterling's hunger for attention was evident. Vera highlighted that Sterling had struggled to gain attention during his championship reign and had never been a fan favorite among UFC enthusiasts.

Vera went on to recall Sterling's past encounters in the Octagon, notably his bout against Henry Cejudo, where he faced a chorus of boos from the audience. Vera's remarks suggest a level of frustration with Sterling's recent actions, particularly his foray into the world of YouTube.

Despite his criticism, Vera remained focused on his upcoming fight and emphasized the importance of maintaining positive energy. He hinted at a sense of disbelief regarding Sterling's actions, pointing out the existence of a private gym where such matters could have been addressed.

In Vera's words, "He’s so fing hungry for attention. He never got attention in the UFC. He became a world champion, he defended, he got booed in fing Jersey against fing [Henry] Cejudo. Who gets booed against Cejudo? Holy sh people f**ing hate you. Now you're becoming a YouTuber...I don't wanna knock down on anybody because I wanna focus on my fight and keep my karma in the right direction. But, I mean, he heard? We have a private gym."

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As the tension between Vera and Sterling continues to simmer, fight fans are eager to see how their rivalry unfolds inside the Octagon at UFC 299. With both fighters determined to make their mark, the stage is set for an explosive showdown that promises to captivate audiences worldwide.


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