Sean O’Malley desires to check free company when UFC contract expires: ‘I like boxing’

Sean O’Malley desires to measure his price exterior of the Final Combating Championship (UFC).

O’Malley (14-1) is joyful together with his UFC expertise; nevertheless, he desires to make the very best enterprise resolution doable when it’s time to renegotiate his contract with the corporate. Meaning testing free company.

“I may most likely renegotiate a contract proper now with the UFC, however then I don’t get gives from different locations,” O’Malley informed Ariel Helwani on Monday’s episodes of The MMA Hour (h/t MMA Fighting). And I’m not essentially trying to go away, I’m not essentially trying to go different locations, however we’ll see what different alternatives current themselves.

“I actually do plan on staying with the UFC. I believe I belong within the UFC. But additionally if I’m going to get supplied twice as a lot cash to go do one thing else — I like boxing. We’ll see the place it goes. Like I mentioned, I like the UFC, they’ve been nothing however nice to me. And I believe after this contract is up, I don’t suppose they’ll have a difficulty paying me what I believe I deserve. However we is perhaps on a totally completely different mindset there. They may not suppose I’m price half 1,000,000 or regardless of the quantity is. I’ve been on like 5 consecutive pay-per-views.”

O’Malley final fought short-notice alternative Kris Moutinho at UFC 264 on Sat., July 10, incomes a late third-round technical knockout (TKO). The bantamweight fighter lately teased a combat at UFC 269.

UFC 269 is presently anticipated to be headlined by a UFC ladies’s Bantamweight title combat pitting Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena. Different notable fights on the cardboard embrace Cody Garbrandt’s Flyweight debut towards Kai Kara-France, plus Montana De La Rosa vs. Maycee Barber.

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