Russian UFC bantamweight champion Pyotr Yan commented on the scandal he got into because of a video with a homeless black man. The fighter on February 27 noted that everything that happens in the video is just a joke.
Yang, after harsh criticism from fans and accusations of racism, said that he often shoots videos with various unusual people on the streets.
“I didn’t even have a thought to offend blacks, there was no racism. What, now you can’t make fun of him if he has the same skin color as Aljamain Sterling? It’s stupid, isn’t it? He just walked, behaved very interestingly, bent stops, it is clear that the guy used something. I have no thought at all, with humor: “Aljamain, don’t do it, everything is fine,” the REN TV channel quotes Petr Yan as saying.
Currently, Peter Jan is preparing for a fight with Aljamain Sterling. The opponents will face off at UFC 259 in Las Vegas on March 7. The fights will be broadcast live by REN TV.
In early 2021, Yang announced that he was going to hold three fights this year and set a record for UFC title defenses. During his career, the athlete won 15 fights out of 16.