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Aljamain Sterling opens up about awkward relationship with UFC brass: ‘I’m working on it’

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling’s next challenge comes at this weekend’s UFC 280. At that event, in Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Arena, Sterling will defend his belt against former champion T.J. Dillashaw.

Sterling recently spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about that fight. He also discussed his history with the UFC, which hasn’t always been plain sailing.

“Sometimes I feel like, for lack of better terms, the cliché, the red-headed stepchild,” said Sterling (ht MMA Fighting). “Sometimes I do [feel like that]. It’s not with everybody in the UFC. Certain people that probably matter the most.