“He won’t do anything,” Al Iaquinta said in an interview with MMA Junkie. “The fight will take place this Saturday, so he already has a lot of worries. He must not interfere with this command. Bad idea. Aljo will do his job this Saturday.”
Iaquinta’s teammate, Merab Dvalishvili, made it clear that he was ready to face the Russian team after the match.
“He made a big mistake,” said the Georgian fighter. “Aljo will show him this – he will kill him. We’ll let them fight and then we’ll deal with him and his team.”
Dvalishvili’s compatriot, Ilia Topuria, did not stand aside either, who considered it his duty to answer Petr Yan, despite the fact that he is not a member of Sterling’s team.
“The Sterling team has someone whom I consider my brother, which means we are on the same team,” Topuria wrote on the social network. “I hope you behave well – I wouldn’t want to bash your head in. Thanks”
Earlier, Aljamain Sterling responded to the threats of Peter Yan, who promised the Russian fighter to give his hotel room number if he was eager to sort things out with him before the fight.
Recall that the bantamweight unification fight between Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling will be the second most important event of the UFC 273 tournament, which will be held on April 9 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.