‘He Has Definitely Inspired Me A Ton’ – Sean O’Malley Addresses The Criticism Of Copying Conor McGregor Ahead Of UFC 264

Published 07/08/2021, 11:55 AM EDT


Conor McGregor is one of the most successful fighters in UFC history. He has accomplished a lot in his professional MMA career. Hence, many would like to follow in the Irish man’s footsteps. One such person includes the up-and-coming rising UFC superstar, Sean O’Malley.

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McGregor, with his best trash-talking and an illustrious MMA career, has sold out multiple arenas. He has headlined 5 out of the top 6 highest-grossing UFC PPV to this day. Moreover, Notorious is the first UFC fighter to hold titles in two weight divisions at the same time.

LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 04: Conor McGregor poses for cameras following a press conference for UFC 229 at Park Theater at Park MGM on October 04, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will challenge UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for his title at UFC 229 on October 06 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

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Suga Sean is aiming to become one of the greatest UFC fighters, just like McGregor. He is doing everything he can to accomplish his goals. However, O’Malley has been accused of copying the style and personality of ‘Mystic Mac’ on various occasions. In the UFC 264 media day, O’Malley addressed the same, giving a befitting reply. 

“That’s not true at all. I definitely have taken bits and pieces and learned from him, which I think is a smart thing to do to learn from someone who is that successful and doing that well. But yeah, he has definitely inspired me a ton.

“The way he carries himself, the way he handles pressure, the way he goes into these big fights. I have learned a lot from him.”

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Sean O’Malley is excited to meet Conor McGregor.

There is always someone who inspires the UFC fighters to go out there and achieve their dreams. In this case, O’Malley is inspired by McGregor. It is always an honor to meet one of your inspirations, and O’Malley feels the same.

Suga Sean said – “I am pumped to meet him. I have never met him. So, it will be cool.”

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Finding inspiration in McGregor has worked for O’Malley’s MMA career. Suga Sean has made a name for himself in a very short time. Now, he will step inside the octagon against a UFC newcomer Kris Moutinho on one of the biggest fight cards of this year at UFC 264.

What do you make of what Suga Sean had to say? Is he the future UFC champion?

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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