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Petr Yan wants back in to the 135-pound title mix. So long as Aljamain Sterling holds the belt, however, it’s a bit of an awkward road for the Russian kickboxer. The only real solution is to get active and start picking up wins, which is why Yan has been vocal about a fall return to action.

In particular, Yan has been jawing at Henry Cejudo online quite a bit. Despite the trash talk, Yan has recently moved on from that potential match up with the former champion. Instead, he’s targeting a current UFC kingpin and team mate of Cejudo, Flyweight champ Deiveson Figueiredo.

Earlier today, he took to Twitter to call out “Daico.”

Why is a Bantamweight contender calling out the Flyweight champ? It all stems from the upcoming interim title fight between Brandon Moreno and Kai Kara-France. Figueiredo, who’s recovering from a broken hand, is understandably upset about the creation of an interim strap shortly after he won the undisputed title. As a result, he’s threatened to abandon the belt and jump into the Bantamweight waters instead.

There’s at least one shark there waiting for him.

What say you Maniacs? Would you like to see Yan vs. Figueiredo, or would you prefer the Flyweight king remain at 125 lbs?


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Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.

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