WATCH: Sean O’Malley Unimpressed by Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier’s Commentary at UFC 260

Published 03/29/2021, 12:40 AM EDT


Sean O’Malley was one of many fighters at UFC 260 to secure impressive stoppage wins. The only difference is ‘Sugar’ did it not once, but twice against Thomas Almeida. O’Malley has garnered a lot of hype in the short time that he has been with the UFC. 

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Ever since his debut on Dana White’s Contender Series, his precise striking along with his personality has made him a fan favorite in the UFC. 

However, in his fight prior to Almeida, he was stopped by Marlon Vera as the latter landed devastating leg kicks which severely compromised O’Malley. This was his first loss as a professional, and one that he believes was not a loss but a ‘freak incident’. Nonetheless, he had a lot to prove this weekend and won the fight with style points. 

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Read: ‘He is no Jon Jones’- Jon Jones takes a dig at Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier 

Sean O’Malley assesses the commentary at UFC 260 

In a clip posted on his Instagram stories, ‘Sugar’ was seen enjoying his post-fight diet. Instagram followers saw the bantamweight superstar downing one drink after another and enjoying calorie-dense foods to celebrate a grueling training camp and an incredible performance.  

While enjoying his snacks, O’Malley reacted to the commentary at UFC 260. The American fighter reacted to comments made by Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier, and Jon Anik, and he did not look particularly impressed with what was being said. 

In the clip, Rogan and Cormier can be heard criticizing O’Malley for attempting a walk-off KO in round one and not finishing the fight then and there itself. In the first round, ‘Sugar’ landed a high kick that had Almeida stunned. 

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He then followed it up with a left hand that dropped Almeida. ‘Sugar’ then walked away as he believed the fight was over, but the referee had not stopped the fight. Had he pounced on Almeida and hit him with some good shots, the fight would have most definitely ended in round one. 

Nonetheless, O’Malley secured a finish in the third round with an inch-perfect left hook. Hence, he bounced back with style points to the win column to silence the doubters. 

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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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