Candidate for a new UFC phenomenon, Sean O’Malley has been filling the eyes of fans since his debut in 2017. Charismatic, controversial, aggressive, and very technical, the bantamweight (up to 61.2kg.) Did not take long. Make it successful. Unbeaten in his career, the American compared his style to that of Conor McGregor and revealed his dream of exchanging forces with the Irishman.
“We are similar in fighting style. We knocked people out in the first round; we were not afraid to predict the fight. We are explosive strikers. I see similarities there,” said the athlete, in an interview with ‘ESPN’.
Unbeaten in 12 presentations as a professional in MMA, the 25-year-old today represents the rooster division currently led by Petr Yan. However, Sean did not hide the dream of one day being able to exchange forces against the Irishman, who is considered one of the most significant phenomena in MMA history.
“I would probably face Conor. I think the fans would like that. It would be an exciting fight. It is a fight that I think I could win. It would be the dream fight,” he concluded.
Although it is two divisions below the category that McGregor currently presents, Sean’s dream may not be impossible. With 1m80cm, the young man overcomes the Irishman in height, and, for the confrontation, it would be a question of a gain in muscle mass and adaptation to a new weight limit.
O’Malley, who last appeared in June, has a new appointment this Saturday (15) when he faces Marlon Vera in the UFC 252 co-main event. Conor had not played since January of this year when he resumed his career after more than a year away from the octagon.
McGregor recently announced his retirement from the sport, but after the statement, he has come to accept challenges in both MMA and boxing. Ultimate President Dana White finds it difficult for ‘Notorious’ to return to the sport in 2020.