Sean O’Malley Says Conor McGregor Should Not Fight Michael Chandler or Justin Gaethje Next

Published 08/30/2021, 3:44 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 15: Sean O’Malley prepares to fight Marlon Vera of Ecuador in their bantamweight bout during the UFC 252 event at UFC APEX on August 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Sean O’Malley believes the former two-division champion Conor McGregor might go for the belt after his return. ‘Suga’ thinks Charles Oliveira will be a good name for McGregor’s return to the octagon.

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‘Suga’ is one of the best bantamweight fighters in the promotion right now. The latter is on a two-fight win streak. He is a big fan of Conor McGregor and has always praised his fighting style. The American fighter openly admits that he looks up to Conor McGregor as a fighter. The latter supports and talks of McGregor in his interviews, too.

Recently, in an interview with Helen Yee, ‘Suga’ discussed Conor McGregor’s next opponent for his comeback fight and few other things. While replying to the question, Sean O’Malley said, “Great question. I think he says he will fight for the belt when he comes back, right I don’t know. 155 I think it is a good weight class. I mean Chandler, Gaethje, all those guys are such tough fights.”

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He added, “I mean, I think one of the better fights for him would have been Oliviera, but you know he’s not going to get that fight, maybe Dustin beats Oliviera. Oliviera vs Conor, I don’t know. A good question, I have no idea. I guarantee whoever he fights I’m going to be excited for.”

Conor McGregor is recovering from the gruesome leg injury he faced against Dustin Poirier in his trilogy fight at UFC 264. Meanwhile, Sean O’Malley is riding on the back of two victories. His most recent win was against Kris Moutinho at the UFC 264, where he shared the card with McGregor.

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Can Sean O’Malley Be the Next Conor McGregor

‘Suga’ has repeatedly claimed that he draws inspiration from the two-division champion of UFC Conor McGregor. However, O’Malley’s fighting resume doesn’t differ much from that of McGregor.

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The American fighter is currently on a two-fight win streak. He is one of the prominent names in the UFC bantamweight division. The latter holds a professional fighting record of (14-1).

‘Suga’ is a knockout artist with fourteen of his ten wins coming via knockout. He’s only 26-years-old and, given his professional record, he still has a long time in the sport.

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All in all, if the American fighter keeps himself in the win column for some more time, he will surely get a shot at the bantamweight gold. He might also achieve the status of the next Conor McGregor in the UFC.

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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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