Sean O’Malley gives update on UFC fight, addresses ‘ugly’ Paddy Pimblett
Sean O’Malley has his next UFC fight on his mind and words for fellow brash fighter Paddy Pimblett.
O’Malley was in talks to fight Frankie Edgar; however, Edgar will now fight Marlon Vera at UFC 268, which takes place inside Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, on Saturday, November 6 via ESPN + pay-per-view. “Suga” Sean said his coach was not available to corner him this weekend, so O’Malley decided to look for a later date instead. Additional taxes in New York State have also been a factor.
“I would have loved to fight Frankie in Vegas on December 11. I would have loved that. It would have been ideal. It would have been what I wanted, but [UFC] wanted him to fight in New York, ”O’Malley told Ariel Helwani in Monday’s episode of MMA time. “It was 100% about the date. I loved the match-up. But I don’t care. These are things that I don’t really stress about.
“Sounds like the plan,” O’Malley said when asked if a Dec. 11 fight was underway. “Another 12 or 13 weeks, but December 11 seems like the next date.”
UFC 269 takes place on December 11; however, no locations or locations have been publicly finalized. O’Malley rejected the idea of a Pimblett fight when Helwani suggested it; however, he said it could be a big fight down the line. “Suga” has no idea what problems Pimblett may have with him.
“I have no idea. I didn’t know him until the UFC started posting stuff about him and obviously I didn’t. So just a bunch of people started telling me that Paddy was talking shit so I’m not going to talk shit back, “he said (h / t SportsKeeda). “So yeah, I don’t know. I don’t know what he had with me … As ugly and stupid as he sounds, he’s pretty smart. He’s talking about the biggest name in the UFC. I am clearly one of the biggest draws. I am the cash cow and he knows it.
UFC 269 is set for Saturday, December 11 and is currently set to be titled with a UFC women’s bantamweight title fight between Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena. Other notable fights on the card include Cody Garbrandt’s flyweight debut against Kai Kara-France, as well as Montana De La Rosa against Maycee Barber.
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