‘People Are Fu*king Stupid’- Sean O’Malley Reveals His Mindset After First Professional Loss

Published 12/28/2021, 7:38 AM EST


Sean O’Malley is one of the most popular fighters in the UFC roster right now. His sense of humor and his attitude, combined with his fighting ability, have helped him become a fan favorite. The 27-year-old has been putting up some outstanding fights and is considered to be one of the best knockout artists in the UFC right now. The fighter currently stands 12th in the UFC’s bantamweight rankings.

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His current professional record stands at 15 wins and only one loss. 11 out of his 15 wins have been via knockout. The only loss O’Malley has suffered was via knockout as well. At UFC 252, O’Malley took on Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera and got knocked out in the first round of the bout.

During the initial half of the bout, O’Malley seemed to have the upper hand and landed some damaging leg kicks. But then he suffered a knee injury during the fight, which Chito took advantage of. This loss kind of derailed the O’Malley hype train, but he has put on some spectacular performances since his loss at UFC 252.

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‘Sugar’ recently spoke about his mindset after his first loss in his recent podcast.

Sean said, “My fight after Chito, it’s like I could have thought two ways. Like I was excited to go and showcase my skills. I wasn’t thinking, oh god I hope my leg holds up. I was excited to go and show people like that’s not you can’t just kick my leg once in my life.”

He added,” So, like going into that fight, I was excited to showcase my skills. I was excited to fight a good high-level kickboxer in Thomas Almeida and show that, that’s not what works. You can’t just kick my leg, so like my mindset going into that Thomas Almeida fight, I was just excited to go and prove that a bunch of people are fu*king stupid.”

What’s next for Sean O’Malley?

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Sean O’Malley is coming off a spectacular win as he took on Raulian Paiva at UFC 269 and knocked him out in the first round of the fight. After the fight, it was revealed that O’Malley suffered some injuries to his ribs and hand. This may keep him out of action for a while. In his recent podcast, he was also seen wearing a brace on his hand.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 27: Sean O’Malley reacts after his knockout victory over Thomas Almeida of Brazil in their bantamweight fight during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)| Credit: Getty Images

A very possible opponent for ‘Sugar’ for his next fight is Marlon Vera. The fight would surely create a buzz and would be a perfect rematch. Other possible opponents are Marlon Moraes and Song Yadong.

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What do you make of O’Malley’s comments? Who do you think he will face next? Let us know.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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