Aljamain Sterling, the current UFC bantamweight champion, appears to be motivated to become champ-champ. At UFC 288 on May 6, 2023, Sterling will defend his bantamweight title against Henry Cejudo, a former UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion.
'Sugar' Sean O'Malley and Henry Cejudo are the rumored opponents for Aljamain Sterling's defense of his bantamweight (135-pound) championship. Then, according to Sterling, he'll advance to the featherweight (145-pound) division.
He stated that he'd prefer to compete against and defeat the victor of the next match between Alexander Volkanovski, the current UFC featherweight champion, and Yair Rodriguez, the interim featherweight champion.
"Funk Master" said that he might stop competing in mixed martial arts after defending the featherweight title once.
Sterling said: "I smash Henry Cejudo. I smash Sean O'Malley. I go up to 145 pounds. I fight Alex Volkanovski or Yair Rodriguez, and maybe I defend the belt one time, and I'm done."
Only four fighters have ever held UFC championships in two different weight divisions at the same time in the organization's history.
Conor McGregor, a past UFC featherweight and lightweight champion, Daniel Cormier, a former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion, Amanda Nunes, current UFC women's bantamweight and featherweight champion, and Henry Cejudo, a former UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion are among these fighters.