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T.J. Dillashaw: Aljamain Sterling 'doesn't have that fighting spirit in him,' loses to 'killer' Petr Yan in rematch

Posted On: May 28, 2022   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

T.J. Dillashaw: Aljamain Sterling 'doesn't have that fighting spirit in him,' loses to 'killer' Petr Yan in rematch

T.J. Dillashaw thinks Petr Yan will have his way with Aljamain Sterling .
Yan appeared to be en route to defeating Sterling at UFC 259 this past March until he threw an illegal knee in Round 4 which rendered Sterling unable to continue. The resulting disqualification cost Yan the bantamweight title.
Since then, Yan captured a piece of his title back when he defeated Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267 to claim an interim belt and is set to run things back with Sterling at UFC 273 in April. Based on the way the first fight was going, Dillashaw doesn't see Sterling able to make the necessary adjustments.
“My money's on Yan, just to see the way that fight went down and kind of see Aljamain just break and give up and really didn't have much for him,” Dillashaw told ESPN. “I was kind of expecting Sterling to give him a lot more trouble in the grappling aspects and the takedown, and Yan just kind of shrugged him off like he had no strength. I don't know if there's much you can...

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