“The Funk Master” is up to his old tricks yet again.
No stranger to using social media as a tool to acquire fights, No. 5-ranked UFC bantamweight contender and recent free agent, Aljamain Sterling, is once again up to his old tricks.
“The Funk Master” is bringing the heat, launching verbal shots the way of oft-injured Brazilian, Raphael Assuncao, via his Twitter account over the last week, saying he’s “game” for a No. 1 contender fight.
However, things got ugly in a hurry after both Raphael, and now older brother Junior, retaliated by questioning the American’s credibility and four-fight win streak.
@Wilfguy @RaphaAssuncao He’s hurt. I’m game for this #1 contender fight.
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) December 26, 2015
@FunkMaster_UFC @Wilfguy U seem very vocal about # 1 contender fight but a bit more than 3 fight W streak to inquire. I’m the # 1 Cont
— Raphael Assuncao (@RaphaAssuncao) December 26, 2015
@assuncaomma @RaphaAssuncao 4 wins you clown. And 3 finishes in a row. Respect the game or watch your brother in pain! #DabBoy
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) January 1, 2016
The younger brother of the pair of Brazilian grappling standouts, Raphael, is the No. 4-ranked bantamweight in the 135-pound division. He owns signature wins over Bryan Caraway and current champion, T.J. Dillashaw, but has yet to fight since his unanimous-decision victory over “Kid Lightning” in Oct. 2014.
Gruesome picture of his ankle surgery here.
Meanwhile, Sterling quickly went from unknown prospect to elite contender with lopsided finishes of ranked foes, Takeya Mizugaki and Johnny Eduardo in 2015.
Getting paid, though, has been a point of concern for the free agent Sterling, who once considered ….View full article
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