Morning Report: Sean O’Malley says Aljamain Sterling ‘owes me like 50 %’ of his pay-per-view money for UFC 280
Sean O’Malley thinks Aljamain Sterling owes him one.
Simply in recent times, the UFC presented a slate of high-profile fights of their return to Abu Dhabi at UFC 280, in conjunction with a bantamweight identify struggle co-main match between Sterling and T.J. Dillashaw, and a featured bantamweight bout between O’Malley and Petr Yan. As a reigning champion, Sterling shall be getting pay-per-view problems for his identify coverage, on the other hand O’Malley believes a part of that are supposed to be his.
“I think this is going to be the main time Aljo gets pay-per-view problems, because of he’s protective his belt, which is basically f*****,” O’Malley mentioned on his YouTube channel. “He owes me like 50 % of those. The UFC basically mentioned once they presented my struggle, they’ve spotted the interaction and engagement of social and the whole thing, the thing merely went building up [gestures straight up]. My struggle is basically essentially the most hyped struggle on that card. I’m not taking anything transparent of Charles vs. Islam, that’s going to be a sick struggle, on the other hand me vs. Petr? It’s merely such an interesting struggle.”
Though it was once as soon as best presented no longer too way back, O’Malley’s struggle is already a very anticipated bout, in part on account of how sudden it is. O’Malley is without doubt one of the fastest-rising stars throughout the recreation, on the other hand he’s coming off a No Contest against Pedro Munhoz, and is best ranked No. 13 throughout the UFC’s bantamweight rankings. Within the period in-between, Yan is the top-ranked contender at 135 pounds having no longer too way back come off a get a divorce resolution loss to Sterling at UFC 273. On the other hand O’Malley explains that in reality, there was once as soon as no other chance for him given the existing bantamweight landscape.
“Nobody else throughout the Absolute best-10 — everyone was once as soon as booked,” O’Malley mentioned. “I were given right here out of that struggle telling the UFC I want to struggle they most often were like, ‘Alright, Petr’s the only one.’ Petr mentioned whilst you win, identify me out and we’ll make it happen. Petr wanted it, I wanted it, the UFC’s not going to not make that f****** struggle. That struggle’s happening. I’m going out there and faceplant Petr in Abu Dhabi, I’m a well-known particular person. That’s what it is.”
O’Malley is undeniably right kind about that. A win over Yan would rocket him to the end of the dep. and would in all probability earn him a reputation shot, in all probability against the winner of Sterling vs. Dillashaw. And even if the oddsmakers nowadays have him as a big underdog, “Suga” says he’s going to finally end up his doubters incorrect.
“I’m fascinated with the risk,” O’Malley mentioned. “I believe I will show my best skillset against any individual that can ship it out of me, like Petr. I think I will upward thrust to the example, because of I haven’t gotten to show what I’m in reality f****** in a position to because of I haven’t fought guys that have presented it out of me.