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“I Had No Idea Shaq Was His Dad Until…”- UFC Star Couldn’t Recognize Shaquille O’Neal’s ‘Cool as F**k’ Millionaire Son Myles at a Party

Published 10/06/2022, 7:59 PM EDT

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UFC star Sean O’Malley is one of the promotion’s surging names who has realized that he needs to be active away from fighting to remain popular and take home massive paychecks from the UFC. To achieve this goal, he has set up podcasts to ensure he stays in the public sphere throughout the year. Besides podcasts, ‘Sugar‘ ensures he balances his MMA training and social appearances, where he meets many famous people. 

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In one episode of ‘The BrO’Malley Show‘, Sean O’Malley spoke about the time he met four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal’s son, Myles. It was a fact ‘Sugar‘ didn’t know at the time. 


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The UFC’s #12 ranked bantamweight fighter said, “I’m in LA at one time. I’m in LA partying, I meet this kid named Myles O’Neal. Cool as fu*k. I had no idea Shaq was his dad until like yesterday, I was listening to the podcast…like ‘oh my boy Myles in LA’…Then I looked him up on Instagram and I was like. Yo, that’s his f**king dad.”

When asked if 25-year-old Myles hoops, akin to his brother Shareef, ‘Sugar‘ replied, “No, he’s a DJ dude.”

“He does shows with his dad and sh*t, DJs, and sh*t…that’s so sick.” The co-hosts even watched a video of the millionaire DJing with his father.


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Shaquille O’Neal, reportedly DJed as a teenager and seemed completely in his element in all his appearances as a DJ on Myles’ account. 

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The UFC star gets around a lot, but he remains focused on his fights and, more importantly, his looks. Sean O’Malley, who is looking to market himself to the best of his abilities, shows up at each fight week with a different shade of hair that stands out among the crowd. 

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In this same episode, Sean O’Malley, who is preparing for his second fight of 2022, spoke to his co-host about him not being able to notice anything different. His brother replied, “Your hair.”

After saying he hasn’t really revealed it, Sean O’Malley took off his hat to show his UFC 280 hair color. ‘Sugar’ said, “It’ll look sick braided. Little pink, little orange, little yellows, bright sh*t.” 


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This has been a feature of his fights. From rainbow-colored hair at UFC 250 to the Ecuadorian flag at UFC 252, O’Malley’s hair color remains a massive attraction. This trend will continue as the 15-1 (1 NC) fighter enters his first professional MMA bout outside the United States. 


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While his hairdo may steal the show at Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Arena, ‘Sugar’ knows a win over the former champion and top-ranked bantamweight Petr Yan will push him into title contention. A statement win at UFC 280 could see Sean O’Malley attract the attention of the undisputed championship fighters (Aljamain Sterling and TJ Dillashaw) who will take to the octagon immediately after the night’s final three-round bout. 


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Will O’Malley’s performance steal the show and attract more attention than his red, yellow, and pink hair? As we wait and wonder about that, what did you make of ‘Sugar’s tale about Myles O’Neal?

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Senior Sports Editor and Content Quality Associate at EssentiallySports with over 3 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.
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