With Limited Resources, Sterling Denies Sandhagen Bout

Earlier today, it was reported that Aljamain Sterling and Cory Sandhagen would be competing against one another on May 16 in San Diego. That appears to be news to the former, who does not have everything he needs in order to prepare.

Sterling (18-3) took to social media and sent off a series of tweets stating not everything is set for a fight due to the current situation regarding the coronavirus.

“We’ve spoken about a few different opponents. As far as I know there is no fight announcement. Especially with all this chaos happening

“I don’t even have access to my gym anymore. It’s been a complete ban for everyone and you guys think I’m taking a fight? Yea, ok.”

In regards to the gym, several locations have had to shut down as per the law of it being non-essential. The coronavirus has forced gyms and a variety of other businesses to not hold more than ten people in it.

The UFC is waiting to see if this event will happen. Dana White has already had to cancel three separate events due to the coronavirus, and had an empty arena show in Brazil a few weeks ago. He is, however, adamant about hosting UFC 249.

Ranked second in the UFC’s bantamweight division, Sterling (18-3) is on a four-fight win streak and is 6-1 in his last seven fights. His last bout was a unanimous decision win over Pedro Munhoz at UFC 238 in June. Since then, Sterling has been recovering from wrist surgery.

Sandhagen has not responded to the news of this moment. The proposed main event for UFC San Diego, taking place inside the Pechanga Arena, is Dustin Poirier v. Dan Hooker.

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