“Making a Million Dollars a Fight”- Sean O’Malley Speaks About the Financial Goals After Re-Signing With UFC

Published 06/16/2022, 3:11 AM EDT
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)

Since his debut in the UFC, Sean O’Malley has been a hot prospect. The bantamweight superstar has put together a scintillating 8-1 record in the octagon. With a series of finishes, ‘Sugar’ has built his brand and turned himself into a must-see attraction. While everything continues to go right inside the cage for O’Malley, the fighter is looking to make big bucks outside it. He recently discussed the same.

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On the DC & RC show, O’Malley said, “I actually recently sat down with the UFC. Re-signed with them. I had a great conversation with Sean Shelby. I go in there and I say, hey, I want to make this amount of money. How do I do that? What do I need to do as a business partner to the UFC to end up making the amount of money I want to make?” 

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For me, I want to get to a point where I’m making a million dollars a fight. Obviously, I’m not there right now, and that’s not what I’m expecting to make against Pedro. But that’s where my mind’s at.” 

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With the skills, flair, and charisma he has, Sean O’Malley should expect to reach his goal sooner rather than later. However, to attain that, he first needs to go through his next challenge.

Sean O’Malley will make his comeback at UFC 276

Sean O’Malley is one fighter fans enjoy watching. His aesthetic striking and fight-ending power keep people on the edge of their seats. ‘Sugar’ will look to replicate the same when he faces his first top-10 opponent (Pedro Munhoz) at UFC 276.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Sean O’Malley celebrates after winning his bantamweight bout against Kris Moutinho by TKO in the third round during UFC 264: Poirier v McGregor 3 at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Going into the UFC 276 bout, O’ Malley is coming off a three-fight win streak. All three wins for ‘Sugar’ have come via stoppages. On the other hand, Munhoz hasn’t been in the best of form, as he has lost 4 out of his last 5 fights.

O’Malley, who has 11 KO finishes in 15 wins, will look to keep this fight standing. Meanwhile, ‘The Young Punisher’ will try to mix in his grappling and add a ninth submission finish to his record.

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When the two battle it out in the octagon, fans will expect to be treated to a wonderful contest. Comment and let us know whose side you will be on.

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Varun Bhat

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Varun Anand Bhat is an MMA writer at EssentiallySports. Not only does he train in MMA but he is also a certified judge, which gives him valuable insight while writing content. The fight between Conor Mcgregor & Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 was responsible for making him interested in the sport of MMA.

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