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UFC: Aljamain Sterling feels like he’s the ‘new Ben Askren’ in the BW division; calls out Pedro Munhoz

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UFC bantamweight division has been in news in recent days. The stacked weight class lost it’s champion T.J. Dillashaw courtesy of a failed drug test, which further led to booking of a fight between flyweight champ Henry Cejudo and surging contender Marlon Moraes. However, the ‘Dark Horse’ of the division in Aljamain ‘Funkmaster’ Sterling now sees his road the gold much clearer. He also has a dance partner in mind, in recent UFC 235 standout Pedro Munhoz.

UFC: Aljamain Sterling feels like he's the 'new Ben Askren' in the BW division; calls out Pedro Munhoz - Sterling

“If that matchup were to happen, I love my chances against Pedro,” Sterling said. “I saw him do an interview with some MMA website, talking about my style is not friendly for the fans, the fans want blood, he thinks I’m just going to try to out-wrestle or out-grapple him or whoever else I fight.

“My response to that is, hey dummy, did you watch my last fight with Jimmie Rivera, the guy that you fought? Did you see me get any takedowns? Did you see me needing a takedown? Or was I not picking that guy apart on the feet? In my opinion, you’re afraid. I guess I might be the new Ben Askren of the 135-pound division.”

Sterling is on an impressive three-fight winning streak and is certainly in the conversation to fight for the belt.

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