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MMA News Roundup: Logan Paul and KSI Make a Change in the UFC, Sean O’Malley Cannot Watch Power Slap League, UFC Fighter Wants Michael Chandler Out of the Division

Published 02/01/2023, 9:15 AM EST

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These last few hours have seen major changes in the world of UFC and MMA. Firstly, Logan Paul and KSI have set out to make a major change in the UFC, which makes Dana White happy. Moreover, Sean O’Malley has revealed that he does not like the Power Slap League. Also, O’Malley stated the reason for making such a statement. Further, a UFC lightweight wants Michael Chandler out of the UFC rankings after his callout was snubbed. Also, another UFC lightweight wants to face Michael Chandler in the octagon.

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Sean O’Malley can’t bear to watch Dana White’s Power Slap League

‘Suga’ recently revealed on his YouTube channel what he thinks about the controversial Power Slap League. O’Malley was critical of the new sport and expressed his thoughts. He said, “It’s weird because some people just love it”.

Furthermore, he added “I cannot watch it. I don’t know if it’s I can’t watch it, because I understand what concussions are. I understand; I’ve been through them. I know how bad it is to do that to your brain. … I can’t even see it.”

Sean O’Malley clearly is not a fan of the show as he expressed some of the gruesome damages that can happen due to the sport.

UFC lightweight calls for “kicking out” Michael Chandler from rankings

Arman Tsarukyan is the latest addition to the fighters wanting a piece of ‘Iron Mike’. Tsarukyan wrote on Twitter, “Hey @MikeChandlerMMA. It’s time to defend your rankings! Lowest fight IQ in the division against new MMA generation. I won’t see you at the top.”

Tsarukyan then received a snub from Michael Chandler which prompted him to tweet, “Kick him out of the rankings then”.

Furthermore, Tsarukyan is not the only fighter wanting to fight Chandler. Mateusz Gamrot also spoke about fighting the former Bellator MMA champion in the octagon. Gamrot said, “Stop lying to all people around, wake up after that choke already and don’t be afraid to fight UFC in May. Miami. Let’s go!”


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Faizan Mirza

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Faizan Mirza is a UFC Writer at Essentially Sports. He has had a keen eye on the UFC since 2015 and is a fan of Conor McGregor because of his attitude and charisma. Faizan had been following McGregor's ascent in the sport.

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