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Undefeated bantamweight Aljamain Sterling signs ‘lucrative’ contract with UFC

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The anticipation has been mounting, and now we have a decision.

Aljamain Sterling — one of the most sought-after free agents in all of mixed martial arts (MMA) — has announced his decision to re-sign with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) after his contract expired last year.

Whats up, “Reem?”

Sterling explained his decision and thought process on a recent stop at The MMA Hour. And though he didn’t go into exact financial details, Aljamain says at the end of the day, despite good offers from Bellator MMA and World Series of Fighting (WSOF), UFC offered him more.

A lot more.

“The contract was a lot more lucrative offer. In terms of the up front money and back end money in terms of becoming the champ and things like that, there was a lot more to offer with those guys. Ultimately, there are a bunch of things that go with it. The marketing, publicity and you can’t really put a value on the UFC name, that has value in itself. When you tell people you fight for UFC, people know what that is automatically, whether or not they watch it. I made the right decision and I got some extra incentives in there. I’m excited because I honestly believe I am the best guy in the division. I think I have a style that people don’t have an answer for.”

He continues:

“I did enjoy the process. I was uneasy about it at first because I wasn’t sure exactly what was going to happen because you never know where you’re going to end up. But it was an interesting process for sure. I think I learned a lot from it, and I’m excited man, I’m excited about the decision. I am happy, 100-percent happy with ….View full article

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