It didn’t take long for the UFC to turn its bantamweight champion around.
Champ Aljamain Sterling defended his title against former two-division titleholder Henry Cejudo earlier this month at UFC 288. Immediately after, the UFC brought Sean O’Malley into the cage for a faceoff as his next challenger.
On Aug. 19, a little more than three months after his five-round win over Cejudo, Sterling has O’Malley at UFC 292. That’s what the UFC says, even if Sterling says he’ll have to see if he’s ready. But it also begs the question of why the UFC seems to be rushing another Sterling title defense compared to how often it asks other champions to fight.
Our “Spinning Back Clique” panel of Mike Bohn, Danny Segura and Brian “Goze” Garcia weighed in with host “Gorgeous” George Garcia. You can watch their discussion in the video above. Then don’t miss this week’s full episode below.
“Spinning Back Clique” is released each Monday LIVE on MMA Junkie’s YouTube channel. You can watch this week’s episode in the video above.