Sean O’Malley Breaks Down How a Fight Against Jake Paul Would Play Out

Published 12/28/2021, 6:52 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 10: (L-R) SeanO’Malley prepares to fight Kris Moutinho in their Bantamweight bout during UFC 264 at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Sean O’Malley is one of the most entertaining fighters on the UFC roster right now. His attitude and persona have made the fans adore him and his skills in the octagon are also terrific. Even when he is not fighting, he remains active and engages with his fans.

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Recently, Sean O’Malley discussed the possibility of fighting Jake Paul. He spoke to Paul’s good friend, Mike Majlak, on his podcast and weighed in on the outcome of that potential fight. 

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O’Malley said,” I will say Jake probably has more power than me, maybe. I mean, if we were to just for a straight hit, he might hit harder than me. He’s quite a bit bigger guy. When it comes to speed, I think I would probably take that. When it comes to timing, I’ve been training for 11 years, he’s been training for three. And I’m very very very impressed with how good he has gotten in such short time.”

He added, “I’m very hard to hit, Mike Majlak. I don’t like getting hit in the head and I’ve acquired a very slick defensive style. That’s an interesting one Mike that could be a f**king pay-per-view of its own.”

What’s next for Sean O’Malley?

Sean O’Malley is one of the best knockout artists in the promotion right now. He proved it once more in his recent fight against Raulian Paiva at UFC 269. Even though ‘Sugar’ absolutely dominated Paiva at UFC 269, he still sustained a rib injury and a hand injury.

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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

This could keep him sidelined from fighting for a few months. However, as a ranked fighter, it is a certainty that he will fight another ranked name on his return.

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Marlon Moraes (#8) could be a possible opponent for O’Malley. Meanwhile, a fight with Dominick Cruz could also be an exciting one. The Marlon Vera rematch would also be massive and give ‘Sugar’ a chance to avenge his sole defeat.

However, a Jake Paul fight may not happen as O’Malley is under contract and there is a massive size disparity.

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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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