Sterling Embraces His Place Atop the UFC Bantamweight Division

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By Justin Barrasso Aljo’s ascent to champion changed his approach to preparation. Now he’s reaping the benefits of proper nutrition. View the original article to see embedded media. Welcome to The Weekly Takedown, Sports Illustrated’s in-depth look at MMA. Every week, this column offers insight and information on the most noteworthy stories in the fight world. Aljamain Sterling had known it for over a year. He was powered by the belief that, by far, he was a better mixed martial artist than Petr Yan. He even possessed the bantamweight title–though winning it by disqualification was the absolut…

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