Morning Report: Sean O’Malley says he’s getting a reputation shot with a win at UFC 280: ‘The UFC needs a champion like me’

Morning Report: Sean O’Malley says he’s getting a reputation shot with a win at UFC 280: ‘The UFC needs a champion like me’

Sean O’Malley believes he’s the champion the UFC needs presently.

This October, O’Malley will face crucial check out of his career when he fights former bantamweight champion Petr Yan at UFC 280. With a win, O’Malley expects to get the next crack at the bantamweight identify in opposition to the winner of Aljamain Sterling and T.J. Dillashaw, which moreover takes place on that card, and when he does, he believes he’ll grow to be the 135-pound champion the UFC has been searching for.

“I was having a look to be humble, on the other hand you’re totally right kind. I f****** beat Petr, I’m going to be the champ, I’m going to fight for the belt,” O’Malley recommended Michael Bisping on Bisping’s YouTube channel. “That’s what everyone needs. The UFC needs a champion like me. So yeah, you’re 100% right kind. I am going out there and starch Petr, he face plants on Oct. 22 in Abu Dhabi, on a big card, you’re stunning right kind in saying I’ll get the identify shot. In particular with Aljo and T.J. being on that card.”

O’Malley is in recent years best the No. 13 ranked bantamweight throughout the UFC’s scores, having in no way overwhelmed a Absolute best-10 fighter. “Suga” had the risk in his most recent travel in opposition to Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276, on the other hand the bout resulted in a No Contest after O’Malley delivered an inadvertent eye poke that stopped the are compatible. However, a win over No. 1-ranked Yan would seemingly put him in that identify conversation. Till, in line with O’Malley, Dillashaw defeats Sterling to grow to be the new bantamweight champion.

“I’m stunning sure T.J. said he wouldn’t fight me for his identify coverage,” O’Malley said. “There’s a couple ways you have to take a look at that. You want to take a look at that like he doesn’t want to fight me because of he’s conscious about I’m very good, or that’s near to the only reason I can resolve why he wouldn’t want to fight me. I’m crucial fight throughout the division for somebody.”

Dillashaw for sure has been a very powerful of O’Malley prior to now, saying that he “has too many holes” to grow to be champion, alternatively, a win over Yan may be enough to change Dillashaw’s ideas. On account of to hear him tell it, O’Malley believes he can beat Yan anywhere the fight goes, and he plans to silence his doubters at UFC 280.

“I believe this is going to be a sweet kickboxing are compatible,” O’Malley said. “Petr says he’s a snatch of boxing, I believe I’m the best MMA striker throughout the UFC, so I do believe it’s going to be a very attention-grabbing, high-level kickboxing are compatible… I don’t suppose he’s coming to struggle and if he does, I wouldn’t ideas choking him. I’m very, very confident in my jiu-jitsu. I if truth be told haven’t gotten to show it the least bit.”

UFC 280 takes place on Oct. 22 at the Etihad Area in Abu Dhabi.


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