Sean O’Malley, aka 'Sugar', is the most skilled up-and-coming UFC fighter of this generation. Now, he will fight a UFC newcomer Kris Moutinho at UFC 264. Ahead of UFC 264, here are 5 intriguing facts you need to know about Sean O'Malley.
The rising UFC superstar had also dipped his toes in other combat sports before becoming a full-time mixed martial artist. O'Malley is 4-0 in kickboxing, 2-0 in amateur boxing, and 1-0 in professional boxing.
In his amateur MMA career, Suga Sean was the ICF Amateur Bantamweight Champion.
His nickname 'Sugar' was given by one of his MMA coaches early in his career. When O’Malley asked why 'Sugar', his coach responded, “Because you’re sweet to watch".
O'Malley started his career in MMA by fighting in the flyweight division and then moved up to the bantamweight division.
Suga Sean is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Augusto 'Tanquinho' Mendes.