Sterling and Yan recently had a brief exchange on Twitter, where Yan revealed there may be a hitch to the plans put forth by Sterling (via MMA Fighting):
Sterling: “I’m free that day. @PetrYanUFC what do you have planned? @danawhite @seanshelby @Mickmaynard2”
Yan: “I heard UFC have different plans, hold up is not from my side. You should be worried @funkmasterMMA”
Sterling: “The only person I see worried is the guy hiding in Dagestan. Go wrestle at your fucking gym!”
UFC 256 is in need of a new main event after the welterweight title bout between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns was pulled from the card and a bantamweight title bout between Yan and Sterling can definitely be an acceptable replacement main event.