WOW! Sean O’Malley Provides a Conspiracy Theory About Louis Smolka Pulling Out of Their Fight

Published 07/05/2021, 1:02 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 07: Sean O’Malley is interviewed after his victory over Jose Quinonez in their bantamweight fight during the UFC 248 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


UFC bantamweight Sean O’Malley spoke out on his YouTube channel ahead of his 15th professional fight at UFC 264. O’Malley opens out the main card by taking on newcomer Kris Moutinho who stepped in on short notice. Earlier, ‘Sugar’ Sean was supposed to fight Louis Smolka on the card. However, Smolka pulled out with a staph infection.

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While having a sit-down session with the fans, O’Malley provided a theory about why Smolka withdrew. Sean O’Malley brushed aside Smolka’s claim that he got a staph infection. Instead, he posited that since Smolka’s manager saw him sparring, he went back and advised his fighter to pull out of the fight.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 15: Sean O’Malley prepares to fight Marlon Vera of Ecuador in their bantamweight bout during the UFC 252 event at UFC APEX on August 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

“Smolka’s manager was at my gym, watching me spar the other day, a couple of weeks ago and I was on fire. I was on fire. He asked Tim and I respectfully, he said, ‘Hey do you mind if I sit and watch?… I said, ‘Watch, tell him whatever you want, I don’t care.’ I looked fu**ing sharp that day. This is complete conspiracy theory. I looked sharp, I was on fu**ing fire.”

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“Sparring day for me is an opportunity to perform. In my head, it’s the fight. I gotta perform, I gotta do what I do in the octagon… Did his manager go and say, ‘Hey bud, I love you, don’t take this fight. I don’t want you to die.’ Smolka’s licking fu**ing wrestling mats trying to get staph, I don’t know if you can get staph…That’s a conspiracy theory, maybe that’s what happened, maybe not.”

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O’Malley’s claims against Smolka are quite serious and it remains to be seen if ‘Da Last Samurai’ will respond to these accusations. This isn’t the first time O’Malley caused a stir in the world of MMA, and it won’t be the last.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 27: Sean O’Malley reacts after his knockout victory over Thomas Almeida of Brazil in their bantamweight fight during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

At UFC 264, he’ll want to blow the doors off Moutinho and prove that he deserves a number next to his name. The MMA community wants Sean O’Malley to be challenged by someone in the top 15 next.

‘Sugar’ is definitely a fighter to watch out for and he’s heavily favored to go out and get a highlight reel finish against Moutinho. Not to mention, UFC 264 is an excellent platform to bring in a new wave of fans to join in on the ‘Sugar’ Show.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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