“I Am Gonna Be Bigger Than Conor”- Sean O’Malley Says He Is the ‘Big Daddy’ Now

Published 01/03/2022, 6:11 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 05: Sean O’Malley poses for media during the UFC 248 Ultimate Media Day at UFC APEX on March 5, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Sean O’Malley has made a distinct place for himself in the UFC. His unique style, coupled with his impressive performances inside the octagon, have made him one of the most popular fighters in the MMA space. Now, the superstar is making strides to take over the competition and wants everyone to recognize who the ‘big daddy’ is, as he breaks into the bantamweight rankings.

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In the new year edition of his Suga Show podcast, the 27-year-old claimed that he will be the biggest draw in the UFC alongside ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor.

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“Me and Conor are like gonna be the biggest. I am not the biggest draw yet, I am not the biggest pay-per-view yet. Never even headlined a pay-per-view. But I bet whoever’s at UFC looking at numbers and potential, they look at me and they know, big daddy.”

The Irish-American also recalled a promise he made during his contender series days. Where he stated that he’ll be bigger than megastar McGregor.

“I said it. I remember on the contender series, I am like I am gonna be bigger than Conor and everyone’s like okay. And I meant I remember I truly believed and meant that when I said that those words, and now I am f**ing undefeated and just vibing out.”

Currently, ‘Sugar’ is coming off a 1st round knockout win against Raulian Paiva at UFC 269. Interestingly, the Montana native has only lost once in his career against Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera and has a tally of 15-1 in his MMA career.

Sean O’Malley reacts to Paddy Pimblett vs. Cowboy Cerrone

In the previous version of his Suga Show, ‘Sugar’ reacted to the rumors surrounding a fight between Paddy Pimblett and ‘Cowboy’.

The rumors were first fanned off by former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen. Meanwhile, O’Malley gave the win to the younger fighter between the two, Paddy Pimblett, as he believes that ‘Cowboy’ can not perform in pressure situations.

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“God, he might beat Cowboy, cause Cowboy does not do good in pressure situations and Paddy’s gonna bring that, that anxiety, that oh my god you are fighting paddy, that feeling. Might be a good fight for Paddy”

The Brit, Pimblett, is one of the most charismatic MMA fighters on the planet and has built his name up the same way as ‘Sugar’. Notably, ‘The Baddy’ is currently 17-3 in his career and made a spectacular UFC debut career last year with a 1st round knockout win over Luigi Vendramini.

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Do you think Pimblett can beat ‘Cowboy’? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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