“I’m looking forward to April 9th when my brother Aljamain Sterling will prove to the whole world who the real champion is,” Merab Dvalishvili, the American’s sparring partner, wrote on social media.
“Let’s go for $50,000 if you’re ready! Or will you perform like your friend?”, Russian heavyweight Anatoly Malykhin, who owns the temporary title of ONE Championship, turned to the Georgian fighter.
“I agree, OK,” replied the UFC bantamweight number six. “Let’s make a bet!”
Recall that the fight between the current UFC bantamweight champion, Aljamain Sterling, and the holder of the interim title, Petr Yan, will be the second most important event of the UFC 273 tournament, which will be held on April 9 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.