Aljamain aka Aljo The Funkmaster Sterling joins us! Coming up on his fight this weekend at UFC 250 with Cory Sandhagen, #2 bantamweight, my friend and fellow Matt Serra Jiu Jitsu Black Belt talks choosing a better path in life.
He discusses how Jon Jones helped steer him from wrestling in college to MMA, how college and wrestling showed him what was really important in life and where he could have ended up. We talk about real estate investing, being a mentor to younger fighters, the UFC, MMA and discuss his budding career on tv and social media personality.
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Check out aljo @Funkmastermma on all social media platforms and get updates and content at https://aljamainsterling.com/
Bio: Aljamain Antoine Sterling (born July 31, 1989) is an American mixed martial artist of Jamaican descent. A professional since 2011, he made a name for himself competing in Cage Fury Fighting Championships, where he won and defended the Bantamweight Championship. He is signed with the UFC, fighting in its bantamweight division. As of June 10, 2019, he is #2 in the UFC bantamweight rankings Sterling was born in 1989 in Uniondale, New York to Jamaican parents, Cleveland and Sophie Sterling.
He grew up with seven full siblings and at least 12 half-siblings. To stay away from the prevalent gang life in which some of his brothers joined, Sterling started wrestling at Uniondale High School in 2004. Unable to catch up with the grades to reach Division I, Sterling opted to enroll at Morrisville State College where he continued wrestling.
During the time in Morrisville, Sterling developed an interest for MMA when he met Jon Jones and trained on the wrestling team. After the freshman year, Sterling transferred to Cortland and eventually became a two-time NCAA Division III All-American with record of 87-27. Sterling graduated from Cortland with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He earned the nickname “The Funk Master” from his unorthodox wrestling style Aljo is a Real Estate Investor and he talks current deals and how he got started.
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