“He Is the Best Guy”: While Mocking Dana White, Aljamain Sterling Names Sean O’Malley As His “Toughest” Fight, Snubbing Petr Yan and Henry Cejudo

Published 08/15/2023, 5:22 AM EDT

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Have you ever witnessed an unexpected matchup that leaves everyone astonished? Aljamain Sterling  has recently hinted at this intriguing scenario during his conversation with MMA Fighting on SB Nation. The reigning bantamweight champion provided some truly insightful and captivating details about his upcoming title fight against Sean O’Malley.

As the fight date draws near, the anticipation for the match is only increasing day by day, describing a more intense and heightened matchup. However, amid the media buzz and speculations, one question lingers: Will Aljamain Sterling beat O’Malley, or will O’Malley find his way to victory?

Aljamain Sterling on Sean O’Malley as a fighter


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Amidst the commotion of the matchup, Aljamain recently engaged in a conversation with MMA Fighting on SB Nation. During the interview, they asked him to provide his insights on various questions. On one occasion, they inquired about his views on Sean O’Malley as a fighter and his thoughts on Sean’s potential to succeed. He went on to state, “I think he is the best guy. Honestly, look at his resume and the guys he is beating – all these guys are still in the UFC.”


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He added, “They are all on winning streaks and are performing phenomenally right now. So far, him – I think he is the toughest test I could have to face. Therefore, I am leaving no stone unturned.” This quote from Aljamain indicates his complete seriousness for this fight, as he emphasizes his dedication to thorough preparation.

When further questioned about whether he was joking about O’Malley, he continued to express himself: “Look at how many top 5 guys he has beaten. He defeated Chito, finished Pedro, and even finished Yan.” Sterling emphasized the potential threat of O’Malley with these statements”

While having the conversation, he also expressed his disappointment on Dana White of how he announced the fight without even asking his consent. sterling added that “I spoke to the guys behind the scenes and so I’m like dude I have nothing wrong with him announcing the fight. I just would like the courtesy of some type of respect of at least having a conversation person. I think that’s relatively reasonable for anyone to ask. It’s like I saddle off. I fight every single time I’m asked to fight. I compete against the best guys. I beat the best guys and I think what else could you want for in a champion”.


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UFC 292: Sterling vs O’Malley sparks excitement

Aljamain Sterling is preparing to defend his coveted 135-pound belt against the second-ranked contender, Sean O’Malley. This clash will unfold during the upcoming marquee spectacle of UFC 292’s pay-per-view extravaganza. The forthcoming Saturday night of August 19, 2023 will see the unfolding of the designated event within the hallowed confines of TD Garden, nestled in the city of Boston, Massachusetts.

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In an MMA Fighting interview, Sterling, the reigning champion, expressed respect for Sean O’Malley’s achievements. He named O’Malley as his most formidable adversary. With O’Malley’s wins over top UFC fighters, Sterling is leaving no stone unturned to prepare for his UFC 292 title showdown. Anticipation grows for the Aug. 19 event, posing the question: Can Sterling halt O’Malley’s streak, or will O’Malley further rise in the division?


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