“Uncle Chael Would Be Proud”- Fans Mock Sean O’Malley for Claiming He Is Unbeaten

Published 12/04/2020, 8:00 AM EST


Sean O’Malley is a big name in the UFC. The American fighter who dons an unmissable hair color is a standout achiever from Dana White’s Contender Series, where he first made a name for himself in the sport.

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He is one of the top prospects in the UFC bantamweight division. However, his stock has taken a hit among fans recently due to how he has processed his latest and only loss as a professional. 

Sugar’ took on Marlon Vera at UFC 252. The fight was supposed to be a litmus test for an up-and-coming fighter against an established veteran in ‘Chito’. The fight did not go as planned for O’Malley who had to be carried out of the octagon. Subsequently, the fighter has endured a lot of criticism for his performance against ‘Chito’. 

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In a recent post, ‘Sugar’ shared a picture of him during his fight against Vera with a caption that said, “Unbeaten”. The comments section of the post was a war zone with fans annihilating ‘Sugar’ for not accepting his loss. 

One fan said, “undefooted”, while another fan commented, “Uncle Chael would be proud

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Winning and losing is a part of the sport. And especially in MMA, unless you’re Khabib Nurmagomedov, you’re bound to taste a loss at some point or another. 

Going into his fight against Vera, O’Malley was the hot new prospect in the division who had just knocked out another veteran in brutal fashion in his previous fight. He had promised to do the same in his fight against Vera.


However, brutal calf kicks injured him to a point where he could not put his full weight on his leg. ‘Chito’ took full advantage of this and stopped the hot-shot in his tracks. 

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Ever since his loss, ‘Sugar’ has not accepted that he has lost a fight. He maintains that he feels undefeated. This has obviously not sat well with fans. O’Malley has an excellent opportunity to redeem himself and bounce back at UFC 258, where he is scheduled to fight. 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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