UFC Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko discussed the illegal knee kick that former bantamweight title holder Petr Yan threw out against Aljamain Sterling.
“This is a situation that just happened. It can happen to anyone. Of course, God forbid, it will happen in your fight. As a fighter, I know what consequences this can bring. Of course, this is very insulting and pitiful, especially in this a fight like Petr Yan had, when he completely dominated, it was a one hundred percent winning fight.
It’s just a situation. Sterling was still on his knees, but began to move upward. Of course, Petr Yan did not see whether he was on his knees or not, because his body was simply blocked, and instinct worked. Naturally, any fighter tries to get around these situations, but sometimes it happens. I believe that Petr will fight this or another rival for the belt and will win the title again in the next fight, ” –Valentina Shevchenko said in an interview with the YouTube channel” Let me interrupt you. “