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“You Ain’t It”: UFC World Quickly Brings Sean O’Malley to His Knees After “Superstar” Claim

Published 01/26/2023, 1:34 AM EST

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With many of the big names, like Conor McGregor and Jon Jones, on the verge of coming back to the UFC, and many others getting out, Sean O’Malley found the promotion to be in dire need of saving. In the recent episode of his podcast, ‘The BrO’Malley Show’, the fighter dropped some bombs on top of the MMA fans. Surprisingly, ‘Sugar’ believed that he was the one who could attract the audience and save the promotion with his upcoming fights. Although the fans appreciate a fighter with confidence, this particular incident didn’t stand in favor of the bantamweight fighter. Without a second thought, the fans of the sport took to the comments and declared war. They dissed the fighter’s beliefs and brought back his last controversial victory to the spotlight. However, some of the fans found similarities between O’Malley and some other UFC superstars.

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Fans refuse to align their belief with ‘Sugar’

Recently, ‘MMA Mania’ posted a picture of ‘Sugar’ along with the caption, “Sean O’Malley ready to save the UFC: ‘They need a superstar right now’.” The fighter’s belief stood strong that the MMA promotion is in dire need of saving. Furthermore, he said that only a superstar can help the UFC. However, many fans didn’t expect that the fighter would name himself as the one to save the promotion. 


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Without a doubt, the mixed martial arts fans did not take the words well. They took to the comments section and attacked the bantamweight number #1. Most of the fans bashed the fighter for his controversial victory in UFC 280, against Petr Yan. Furthermore, people simply refused to align their beliefs with that of the bantamweight contender.


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Here is what people said about O’Malley:

Many disagreed with O’Malley.

Some people pointed out his controversial win.

A social media user felt the fighter’s ground game wasn’t up to the mark.

Thus, many people just couldn’t see the star O’Malley sees in himself.

Sean O’Malley thinks he’s the superstar 

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On the latest episode of ‘The BrO’Malley Show’, ‘Sugar’ declared that the UFC world requires nothing but a superstar. He made the world remember that most of the great names have either retired or are in the process of a comeback. Nonetheless, his thoughts stuck on Jon Jones and Paddy Pimblett. However, O’Malley believed it was his own self who could turn the tables for the UFC.

‘Sugar’ said, “I’m not saying I’m the best fighter, I’m talking about who’s gonna bring the most eyeballs, who’s gonna give the people that feeling when they walk out? At the weigh-ins, during fight week, and they’re like, ‘Oh, s**t. This fight’s happening.’ It’s me.”


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Do you think O’Malley was right in his belief? Do you believe that the UFC needs a superstar to save the promotion? Let us know in the comments down below.



Krushna Prasad Pattnaik

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Krushna Pattnaik is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Coming from a pharmaceutical background with a master's degree in the same and multiple scientific publications, his passion for combat sports and writing brought him to EssentiallySports, where both of his passions met in a beautiful collaboration. He is an instrumentalist and has a profound love for books.

Edited By: Rohini Kottu