TJ Dillashaw on Sean O’Malley: “I don’t suppose he’ll change into champion”
TJ Dillashaw doesn’t suppose Sean O’Malley has what it takes to be a UFC champion.
The previous UFC bantamweight champion and no. 2 ranked bantamweight contender spoke candidly to Submission Radio on O’Malley, saying he has been fed straightforward fights regardless of Dillashaw acknowledging that ‘Suga’ is a giant draw.
“I don’t suppose he’ll change into champion. He’s bought too many holes,” Dillashaw mentioned to Submission Radio. “And so they’re simply feeding him the correct fights trigger he’s an enormous draw, proper?
“For one, they pumped him up, they put him within the UFC pump-up machine. They will do this to just about anybody when you have a little bit little bit of character, should you can speak by any means, be a little bit bit colourful, they’ll pump you up. And he’s carried out a very good job selling himself. He’s carried out a very good job of that. And it takes work, man. If you see these guys that get pumped up, they’re additionally placing within the exhausting work. So, he does a very good job of that.”
Dillashaw then pointed to O’Malley’s TKO loss to Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera at UFC 252, and instructed if O’Malley reaches the highest of the division perhaps he’ll probably battle him someplace down the road.
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“However we see what occurred as quickly as he fought Chito. Chito is extra of a top-ranked fighter, and [O’Malley] bought completed within the first spherical,” Dillashaw mentioned. “I imply, I don’t suppose that he will likely be champion, however he’s a very good draw. Hopefully he could make it far sufficient to the place I may use a few of that thunder and receives a commission off it (laughs).”
Whereas Dillashaw is open to stealing a few of O’Malley’s momentum assuming a possible battle between the 2 involves fruition, it will not be far-fetched to recommend that it’ll take a while (and a few huge wins from O’Malley) for that to happen.