File this one under “What The Heck Are You Doing?”: according to bantamweight rising star Aljamain Sterling, the UFC is given him the go-ahead to test the market as a free agent.

In case you forgot, Sterling is undefeated, and in four UFC appearances, has finished his last three. As prospects go, they don’t get any hotter.

Of course, “Aljo” has made no secret of his displeasure with the UFC – they don’t pay him enough and don’t give him enough fights. But with his contract up, the very real possibility exists that he won’t re-sign with them, and it’s crazy that they’d let him slip through their grasp.

We’ll have to wait and see how this works out.