“I’m Michael Jordan in the 4th and There’s Two Minutes Left” – UFC Star Sean O’Malley on Why He Looks at the Clock After Daniel Cormier’s Criticism

Published 06/17/2022, 7:30 AM EDT
Michael Johnson #23, shooting guard for the Chicago Bulls prepares to make a shot during a Central Division game in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA) 1988 – 1989 season at Chicago Stadium, Chicago, United States. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Allsport/Getty Images)

UFC star Sean O’Malley was looking at the clock during his UFC 269 bout against Raulian Paiva. Looking at him, Cormier hinted that ‘Suga’ might have been tired during the round. As DC’s comments didn’t sit well with the bantamweight star, ‘Suga’ called out the former dual weight champion in the post-fight conference. However, he cleared the air and clarified ‘DC’s misconception about him.

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On the DC & RC show, the Montana native said, “I’m Michael Jordan in the 4th and there’s two minutes left. I got to know how much time there is, I gotta know how many points I gotta score, I gotta win the game. It’s always fourth quarter in the fight.”

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“It doesn’t matter if it’s first round, second round, third round. I need to know how much time I have left. With the Raulian Paiva fight I hurt him with, I think less than a minute left. You know, I had a good idea of how much time was left in that round…” 

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“I’m very experienced. I’ve had a lot of fights. 15 minutes is a long time to fight and I want to make sure I have the energy to be able to last the entire 15 minutes,” O’Malley concluded. 

Who is Sean O’Malley fighting next?

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‘Suga’ is a product of Dana White’s Contender Series. He has had an amazing run with only one loss in the octagon. O’Malley went undefeated in 2021 and rose to #13 in the bantamweight division.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 07: Sean O’Malley prepares to fight Jose Quinonez during the UFC 248 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

In his quest to enter the top-10 of the roster and move closer to a title fight, he will take on the number ten ranked fighter, Pedro Munhoz, at UFC 276 on July 2.

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What are your thoughts on Sean O’Malley’s next fight? What do you guys think of his Jordan analogy? Let us know in the comments below.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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