Sean O’Malley will return to the octagon on Saturday to face Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276. Sean will enter the octagon for the first time this year and fans are excited to see how “sugar” Sean performs in the octagon. Fans, however, have also trolled Sean for claiming that he is undefeated inside the octagon. Sean has a professional record of 15 wins and 1 loss. However, he does not acknowledge his loss and does not consider it genuine.
Sean fought Marlon Vera at UFC 252 in August 2020. While the fight was exciting and both fighters traded hard punches, things soon went south for Sean. His legs gave away after constant leg kicks from Vera. This caused him to immediately fall to the ground and Vera capitalized on the opportunity to throw heavy punches at Sean. The fight ended after Sean could no longer defend himself, which caused the referee to intervene and end the fight.
Sean, however, does not accept this loss and claims that if his leg would not have given away, he would have won that night. He stands by his stance and claims he is undefeated and has a record of 15-0. Sean attended Logan Paul’s Impaulsive podcast and cleared that he was still undefeated in the UFC.
“I’ll hurt him on the feet”- Pedro Munhoz talks about his strategy for his fight against Sean O’Malley
Fans have been trolling him a lot for his comments, and his next opponent Pedro Munhoz, too smacked him for having this weak mentality. Talking to MMA Fighting, he said, “He’s from this new generation that is influenced by rappers on social media, so I believe this image of being undefeated is something that defines him as a person and an athlete, but it’s ridiculous. I’m telling you, I think that’s ridiculous. If you’re injured or not, if the fight was stopped or not, you lost, buddy.”
He added, “I’ve spent time with many guys that do this trash talk, and they do that as a way to promote themselves, but also as a form of insecurity. They have to talk to believe. But I don’t have anything against him. The times we were next to each other, he was never disrespectful.”
Talking about his strategy for the fight, he said, “I think it’s hard to say. The fight starts on the feet and I won’t rush to use my wrestling, so I believe we’ll fight everywhere. Many people think he’s got the edge on the technical side and reach, while I get the nod on the ground, but I do believe I’ll hurt him on the feet.”