Aljamain Sterling is not happy about how the UFC is strong-arming him into a bout with Renan Barao outside his regular weight class.
Aljamain Sterling isn’t a happy man. When he signed on to fight Renan Barao at UFC 214, the contract said the fight would take place at 135 pounds - his regular weight class. However, the California State Athletic Commission wouldn’t allow Barao to fight at that weight, as he has had major issues making 135 in the past when competing in the state. They will allow the fight to take place at a catchweight of 140 pounds - something that Sterling feels favors his opponent.