Petr Yan demands UFC offer him a new opponent after ‘sneaky coward’ Aljamain Sterling withdraws from upcoming title fight (VIDEO)

Russian former UFC champion Petr Yan has petitioned the promotion to offer him a new opponent for the upcoming fight card in Abu Dhabi after title holder Aljamain Sterling withdrew from their scheduled rematch citing an injury. Read Full Article at RT.com

Petr Yan demands UFC offer him a new opponent after ‘sneaky coward’ Aljamain Sterling withdraws from upcoming title fight (VIDEO)

Russian former UFC champion Petr Yan has petitioned the promotion to offer him a new opponent for the upcoming fight card in Abu Dhabi after title holder Aljamain Sterling withdrew from their scheduled rematch citing an injury.

The UFC's return to the United Arab Emirates suffered a blow when it was revealed late on Saturday that Sterling had pulled out of the anticipated fight opposite Yan, scheduled for October 30.

The American fighter blamed "lingering" issues with his neck after having surgery to repair an injury in April, with no timetable as to when 'The Funk Master' might be medically cleared to return to action. 

Reacting to the news, Yan has fired another salvo at his foe in what is fast becoming one of the UFC's most contentious rivalries.