29 Jul [MMA] 
UFC bantamweight champ Petr Yan blasts Cody Garbrandt for 'running away' to flyweight

UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan and Cody Garbrandt continue to chirp at each other.

Garbrandt, a former UFC 135-pound champ, snapped a three-fight losing skid with a spectacular knockout over Raphael Assuncao last month at UFC 250. Yan (15-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) claimed the vacant bantamweight title with a fifth-round stoppage win over Jose Aldo earlier this month at UFC 251.

Garbrandt wasn’t impressed, poking at the champion’s performance by calling him too slow. “No Love” then responded to a fan suggestion that he should fight Yan next, saying that the two have “unfinished business” in reference to a backstage altercation at UFC 245.

But it appears that Garbrandt (12-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) has diverted his attention back to the idea of dropping down to flyweight, showing interest in a potential fight with newly crowned UFC 125-pound champ Deiveson Figueiredo.

The way Yan sees it, Garbrandt is dodging him and ripped him for wanting to compete for the flyweight title instead.

That moment when No Chin was walking to take a piss but ended peeing himself. You only bark but don’t bite and now you running away to flyweight division. Shut up while I will fight contenders who have balls to challenge me.

All signs are pointing to Aljamain Sterling being next in line for Yan, but UFC president Dana White hasn’t confirmed that Sterling is next. There was speculation that Garbrandt could have been the reason why the UFC was tentative to dub Sterling the No. 1 contender, but with Garbrandt looking to move down to 125, Yan could end up facing Sterling after all.