“What happened to the fight against Sterling?
Nothing, they just moved it.
Everything will be, but a little later.
I'm recovering now.
I understand that the fight was postponed, so I just keep in shape a little and only plan to start training, ”Sport24 quotes Yana.
According to him, he does not yet know exactly where the fight will take place, but he is sure that this will definitely not happen on January 23 at UFC 257.
“Not that I won't have time to prepare.
They won't let us fight at this tournament.
There is not even an approximate date when I can speak yet, ”added Yang.
The fight was originally scheduled to take place on December 12 at UFC 256.
Ian won the title in July 2020 by knocking out Brazilian Jose Aldo.
In total, the Russian has 15 victories and one defeat in MMA.
Sterling has 19 wins and three losses in his career.
Ian had previously responded to a challenge from American fighter Dillashaw.