Sean O’Malley has his subsequent UFC battle in thoughts and phrases for fellow brash fighter Paddy Pimblett.
O’Malley was in talks to battle Frankie Edgar; nonetheless, Edgar will now battle Marlon Vera at UFC 268, happening inside Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis, New York on Sat., Nov. 6 through ESPN+ pay-per-view. “Suga” Sean mentioned his coach was unavailable to nook him that weekend, which is why O’Malley determined to search for a later date as an alternative. The extra taxes within the state of New York have been additionally an element.
“I’d have cherished to battle Frankie in Vegas on Dec. 11. I’d have cherished that. That might have been ideally suited. That might have been what I needed, however [UFC] needed him to battle in New York,” O’Malley instructed Ariel Helwani on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour. “It was one hundred pc concerning the date. I cherished the match-up. However I’m not apprehensive about it. These are issues I don’t actually stress about.
“That sounds just like the plan,” O’Malley mentioned when requested if a Dec. 11 battle was within the works. “Nonetheless 12 or 13 weeks out however Dec. 11 seems like that would be the subsequent date.”
UFC 269 will happen on Dec. 11; nonetheless, no location or venue has been publicly finalized. O’Malley rejected the thought of a Pimblett battle when Helwani prompt it; nonetheless, he mentioned that could possibly be an enormous battle down the road. “Suga” has no concept what points Pimblett might have with him.
“I do not know. I didn’t know of him till the UFC kinda began posting stuff about him and I clearly don’t comply with him. So, only a bunch of individuals began telling me Paddy’s speaking s—t so I’m not gonna not discuss s—t again,” he mentioned (h/t SportsKeeda). “So yeah I don’t know. I don’t know what his beef was with me… As ugly and silly as he might look, he’s kinda good. He’s speaking concerning the greatest title within the UFC. I’m clearly one of many greatest attracts. I’m the money cow and he is aware of that.”
UFC 269 is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 11 and is presently anticipated to be headlined by a UFC Girls’s Bantamweight title battle pitting Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena. Different notable fights on the cardboard embrace Cody Garbrandt’s flyweight debut in opposition to Kai Kara-France, plus Montana De La Rosa vs. Maycee Barber.
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