To be fair, he did vacate the belt. To be fairer, he was gonna be stripped anyway, he just quit before he was fired. It's like Nixon saying he was never convicted on his impeachment and removed as president. Aldo was #6, Dodson was #9, Aljo was #thewinner. Never beat a top 5. People freaked out on Sterling for the belt change on a DQ, but people quickly forgot that everyone basically agreed Sterling was the unofficial champ coming in. Really, he just didn't lose his belt.