Morning Characterize: Sean O’Malley responds to UFC 264 backlash: ‘What does Chael mutter, fight the worst man on the most involving dispute on the card’

Sean O’Malley is entirely unfazed by his detractors.

This Saturday, O’Malley takes on UFC newcomer Kris Moutinho on the predominant card of UFC 264. Originally, O’Malley became supposed to face Louis Smolka, on the other hand, closing week a staph infection rendered Smolka unable to compete on Saturday and the UFC became attach into lumber mode to fetch an opponent for “Suga.” Fortunately, given O’Malley’s recognition there became no shortage of fighters sharp to step in on quick undercover agent, including a lot of primary fighters. Finally though, the alternative when to Moutinho, a 9-4 official fighter who became competing below the CFFC banner. The announcement triggered a reliable deal of backlash from fans and fighters but O’Malley is unperturbed.

“I’m ready to hear the ‘I’m no longer combating a ranked opponent,’” O’Malley mentioned on The Schmozone podcast. “It’s like, okay, they offered me Louis Smolka, he’s no longer ranked. Americans had been extra or less upset with the opponent but they had been like, ‘Eh, no subject.’ He pulls out. They mutter, ‘Oh you didn’t opt a ranked opponent for a alternative.’ I purchased offered zero, I’ve by no methodology been offered a ranked opponent ever. I’ve by no methodology fought a ranked opponent – I reflect (Marlon Vera) Chito when he became 15 or one thing. Never fought ranked, I’m no longer ranked. Persons are mad. I don’t know what to attain, I don’t know what to repeat them.”

Despite the truth that O’Malley had a alternative of sharp opponents, the person that gave the affect the most involving chance became positively Ricky Simon. Bask in O’Malley, Simon is a extremely touted bantamweight prospect and threw his hat within the ring for the bout. O’Malley, for his part, became additionally drawn to the fight, teasing the bout on his social media. Nonetheless, O’Malley mentioned, Simon couldn’t make weight for the bout rendering the level moot, which is how the fight ended up going to Moutinho.

“I suggested them I ought to terminate at ‘35,” O’Malley mentioned. “My weight slit honest now, my weight reduction program and every little thing is to pass to 135. If we can fetch any individual to pass to 135, anyone, I’m going to take it at ‘35. If there’s zero folks on the earth that can take it at ‘35, I will bump as a lot as 145. The UFC sent me a list of a pair guys, Simon being one of them, that would make ‘35. I became like f*ck, that’s a heavenly tricky fight. It became the toughest fight of the ones that they offered me and I mentioned let’s attain it. Then his supervisor known as and mentioned he can’t make 135 and I became like, why is he on the list?

“So he became out. One of many guys became Nate (Diaz)’s boy. He became like 6-5 so I with out a doubt couldn’t take that fight. That ethical seems to be to be deplorable. And then Kris became on there, 9-4, picked him and they gave him a contract.”

That clarification seemingly obtained’t encourage famous water with O’Malley’s detractors though who almost directly reacted by suggesting that O’Malley would per chance per chance beget authorized a catchweight fight. Nonetheless Suga says that would beget ethical been deplorable change.

“He desires to take me down and lay on me,” O’Malley mentioned of Simon. “That is 100 p.c his sport belief. I became 149 kilos that night. Why would I fight at 145 honest now? He’s doubtlessly 165. That is no longer smart….

“What does Chael (Sonnen) mutter, fight the worst man on the most involving dispute on the card. I literally would receives a commission the same quantity if I fight Khabib (Nurmagomedov) Saturday than if I fight Kris. I receives a commission the same quantity. What attain I attain?…. I’m a change man that’s honest staunch at combating. I accumulate cash from combating.”

On that level, it’s exhausting to disagree with O’Malley. Moreover, now O’Malley is made up our minds up with a skill showcase alternative on a Conor McGregor fight card, the extra or less alternative that would elevate his profile to a total contemporary level, at the least, that’s what O’Malley envisions will happen this weekend. The bantamweight prospect says that stretch Saturday, Kris Moutinho is in for a certainly rough night.

“Ton of appreciate for him for taking that fight but it’s a unhealthy fight,” O’Malley mentioned. “I don’t ethical TKO folks, I don’t ethical post folks. I certainly change folks’s careers. I knock folks out in devastating type. So this might maybe well be the starting set of his profession or it will seemingly be the live of his profession.”

Recap. Ricky Turcios advances to the semi-finals of the bantamweight tournament on The Final Fighter.

No cap. Jorge Masvidal steps in after Colby Covington releases Dustin Poirier video; sparring accomplice responds.

Stopgap. Dana White: Francis Ngannou knew about meantime belt, Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane ‘entirely is excellent’.

Oh, crap. Stephen A. Smith joins UFC 264 broadcast, whereas commentary crew choices Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier.


High 10 flyweight finishes in Bellator.

Name out.

Donald Cerrone speaking about getting the fireplace support.

Nick Newell has a movie about his existence popping out.

What the Heck. Interviews with Ciryl Gane, Jake Hager, Eric Nicksick, and Sarah Alpar.

UFC Unfiltered. Interviews with Ryan Hall and John Gooden.


Brandon Moreno assembly the president.

The pork continues.

It’s spell binding that I’m a “bitch” within the occasion you veteran a bitch ass soiled pass. You had a gamble to screen that you simply had been “the most involving”, by beating the man that fought everybody and EARNED a title shot & you cheated pimple face!

Lol you given a lay up on March 6, and you blew it, Bozo

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) July 6, 2021




– the length in-between.

– in or for the intervening length; provisional.

“we’ve created an meantime title to devalue the staunch championship, to weaken the champions negotiating energy.”

— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) July 7, 2021

Surgical operation.

Rather the sparring session.


Raquel Pennington (11-8) vs. Pannie Kianzad (15-5); UFC Warfare Night time, Sep. 18.

Maryna Moroz (10-3) vs. Luana Carolina (7-2); UFC Warfare Night time, Oct. 16.

Thanks for reading and check up on y’all tomorrow.


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