Cody Garbrandt Trolls Sean O’Malley On Twitter Banter

Published 07/15/2020, 10:33 PM EDT


Former UFC Bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt had choice words for surging divisional contender Sean O’Malley in an interaction on Twitter. The 135-pound division is one of the most exciting divisions on the promotional roster at the moment. Moreover, newly crowned champion Petr Yan has set his sights on building his legacy in the weight class.

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By the looks of it, UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman seems the most interested to watch a scrap between the two unfold.

‘No Love’ is not one to step away from a scrap, whether it be inside or outside the cage. Moreover, he has expressed a great deal of distaste of ‘Sugar’ Sean in recent interactions with the 25-year-old. It appears as though both fighters are on a collision course, given their most recent performances inside the octagon.

Cody Garbrandt x Sean O’Malley

Garbrandt is one of the best pure boxers in the division and has a well-rounded stand-up game. Additionally, his all-time classic victory over Dominick Cruz to clinch the world title remains an iconic moment. Very few fighters have managed to receive universal acclaim over a singularly emphatic performance.

However, Cody ‘No Love’ has faced some adversity in the more recent phases of his career. He has suffered devastating KO/TKO losses in fights that he was favored to come out on top. Not to mention the two stoppage losses on his record to bitter rival and former teammate T.J. Dillashaw.

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The new year has possibly brought about a change in the former belt holder and he looks to build on the momentum. He managed to bounce back with a blistering KO victory over Raphael Assuncao at UFC 250. With his performance of the night check in hand, the 12-3 fighter sliced his 3-fight skid.

The ‘Sugar’ show is officially here to stay as the undefeated fighter has made the transition from prospect to contender. He was the main card opener at UFC 250, where he rivaled Cody Garbrandt for the best KO of the night. He shut the lights on Eddie Wineland, thus further bolstering his stardom.

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Both fighters are amongst the most fan-friendly fighters on the roster, given their approach to the sport. It is a foregone conclusion that their paths will cross, as the road to bantamweight gold is a long steep one.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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