“We Ran In to Him in a Club”- Sean O’Malley Says He Is Yet To Have a Conversation With Conor McGregor

Published 08/30/2021, 11:55 AM EDT


UFC bantamweight Sean O’Malley was on the opening slot of the main card at UFC 264 as ‘Suga’ earned a stoppage win over UFC newcomer Kris Moutinho. Of course, the mega pay-per-view was headlined by none other than Conor McGregor himself. ‘The Notorious’ fought Dustin Poirier for the third time in his career.

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The result didn’t go McGregor’s way though. The former two-division champion suffered a freak leg break at the end of round 1. And despite a positive start, he succumbed to defeat for a second consecutive time against Poirier. Recently, ‘Suga’ sat down for an interview with Helen Yee.

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O’Malley has been tipped to become a superstar like McGregor by UFC fans. So, he was asked if he actually got the chance to interact with the Irish superstar.

It didn’t. He was very intense fight week. When we walked up the scale he walked past me. He was somewhere else. He was ready to kill, that mindset,” said O’Malley.

We ran into him in a club in LA. 2 or 3 weeks back. He was on his crutches. He was sitting up, we kind of did (signals fist bump) that kind of thing,” he added.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 27: Sean O’Malley prepares to fight Thomas Almeida in their bantamweight fight during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

We locked eyes a little bit,” O’Malley said further. “Haven’t really got to meet him, not yet,” ‘Suga’ concluded. It will be interesting to see when the bantamweight sensation eventually gets his chance for a proper interaction with McGregor.

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Who is next for Sean O’Malley after UFC 264?

Since suffering his first career loss against Marlon Vera, O’Malley has managed to put together a 2-fight winning streak. Finishes over perennial contender Thomas Almeida and newcomer Kris Moutinho has once again put ‘Suga’ in a position to call out bigger names.

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)

Many tipped him to take on veteran Frankie Edgar next. But, the former kingpin has been scheduled to take on ‘Chito’ next. So, what the UFC has planned for O’Malley next remains to be seen.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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