“Spartans what is your profession?!” – King Leonidus of the movie 300.
Aljamain “The Spartan” Sterling (9-0) has but one profession and that is to fight.
Not only to fight but to win as his undefeated record indicates, he will return to the UFC famed octagon in 3 days to put his untarnished record on the line against Hugo Viana (8-1) who is 3-1 in his UFC tenure, winning his last via unanimous decision against Ramiro Hernandez at UFC on fox 10.
But The Spartan is on the hunt for a bonus check.
“Training is going well. Dialing back the length of my workouts, but still keeping the intensity high, so I peak during Fight Night. I’ve trained for nothing too specific. Just gonna go out there and push the pace like I always do. I’m looking for a Funky-finish of the Night bonus!”
Sterling has seen most of his success come in the promotion known as cage fury fighting championships, where he was a big fish in a small pond going 5-0 with the northeast based promotion.
“The main difference is the resources that the UFC has to use, to continue to do above and beyond in any area that they want. For instance, we get picked up from the airports, individually, by guys holding up “Zuffa” signs. Its like a movie man, it’s dope.”
Aljamain is locked in and focused on whoever is next in line to fight him, furthering his quest for the UFC Bantamweight Title and looking for his second UFC victory, his first coming in the form of a unanimous decision victory over Cody Gibson at UFC 170.
“Every opponent right in front of me is my toughest competition to date. I’m not going in there against Viana, and thinking about Dillashaw. Thats just silly, and that’s how you get hurt. Hugo Viana…15 minutes of my life, of my mind and energy, and then it’s on to the next.”
Viana needs to come in with gorilla glue and duct tape according to Sterling, if he plans on leaving in one piece.