UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling praised fellow divisional rival Sean O’Malley, suggesting that “Suga” is “the real deal.”
Sterling is coming off of his title fight DQ establish over Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259 final month, a victory that saw him crowned the new champion at 135lbs. While Sterling seems to be poised for a rematch with his rival Petr Yan in some unspecified time in the future later this year, he’s obviously still very privy to what else goes on in his division, and idea to be doubtless the most warring parties he’s keeping a end question on is O’Malley. Coming off of a gorgeous KO establish over Thomas Almeida at UFC 260, O’Malley seems to be poised to breakout in 2021 provided he can dwell healthy. What O’Malley did in opposition to Almeida hasn’t gone left out by any individual, namely the champion himself.
Speaking to James Lynch, Sterling praised O’Malley, suggesting that he’ll be a substantial matchup for loads of warring parties at 135lbs due to his wonderful inserting attack and the true fact he’s blessed with such a long reach and honest footwork. Although Sterling still has some questions about O’Malley’s defensive wrestling, general he has been very impressed by the teen.
“O’Malley, I hang he’s the real deal. We don’t know the plan honest he is off of his abet but. But by methodology of his toes, his footwork, he’s a substantial out I hang for many other folks because of this of he’s long, he’s rangy, and he is aware of uncover how to circulation on the toes,” Sterling stated.
O’Malley is still not ranked at 135lbs after shedding to Chito Vera final summer season, but with more harmful wins as he did to Almeida, it won’t be long unless “Suga” breaks abet into the high-15 within the UFC bantamweight division. If he can go on a winning lumber and Sterling and protect his belt, who’s aware of, but perchance right here’s a fight we can see for the belt one day.
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