Cory Sandhagen thinks Aljamain Sterling can’t return to competitors inside six months of neck surgical procedure, desires concrete guidelines in place


UFC bantamweight Cory Sandhagen thinks the UFC must have a concrete framework in place to vacate titles from champions who do not defend them commonly. Sandman’s suggestion was in reference to divisional champion Aljamain Sterling’s latest neck surgical procedure that’s prone to hold him out of competitors for almost all of the yr.

In a latest interview with Fanatics View, Cory Sandhagen spoke about Aljamain Sterling’s well being situation and its influence on the bantamweight title image. Sandhagen mentioned that though he doesn’t have a medical background, he finds it tough to imagine that the champ will be capable to make a comeback in a brief span of six months after the surgical procedure. The 29-year-old fighter urged that the UFC must have a framework in place in order that inactive champions might be stripped of the title and the division can transfer on. He mentioned:

“I do not actually know something about neck surgical procedures. However for me it is onerous to imagine you possibly can have a neck surgical procedure and combat six months later. Appears fairly intense. So, I do not know if he’s making an attempt to hold on to it… I do not know any medical or if that’s one thing you possibly can bounce again from in six months or no matter. I do not know…”

“Actually, i would love the UFC to give you extra of a concrete method of deciding this stuff. I feel that may make issues simpler to the place it is like, ‘okay, if you’re not going to combat once more and… you are not going to defend it in a specific amount of vary, then I feel that is fully honest to vacate it’. You’ve lots of guys within the sport.”

Cory Sandhagen’s combat in opposition to T.J. Dillashaw has been postponed for a later date

At present ranked No.2 within the bantamweight division, Cory Sandhagen was alleged to combat returning champion T.J. Dillashaw in the primary occasion of UFC Vegas 26 on Might 8. The winner of the combat was the almost certainly candidate for the following shot on the bantamweight title. Nevertheless, a watch damage pressured Dillashaw out of the combat. The matchup shall be saved intact and rescheduled for a later date.

Cory Sandhagen, who misplaced to reigning champion Aljamain Sterling at UFC 250 in June 2020 by way of submission, has reinvented himself as a dynamic finisher because the loss. His final combat was a flying knee knockout win over future Corridor of Famer Frankie Edgar at UFC Vegas 18 in February 2021. At present using a two-fight profitable streak, Cory Sandhagen defeated former title challenger Marlon Moraes by way of spinning wheel kick in October 2020 earlier than his combat with Edgar.

Revealed 03 Might 2021, 06:27 IST




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