“That’s where my head’s at,” Sean O’Malley aims for billionaire status charting path blazed by legends Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather

After retiring from MMA, UFC bantamweight champion Sean O'Malley shares his ambition to become a billionaire.


“That’s where my head’s at,” Sean O’Malley aims for billionaire status charting path blazed by legends Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather

Sean O'Malley wants to become a billionaire ( Image via Imago )

UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley recently went on the Flagrant podcast. He addressed various topics like how life progressed since winning, if he wanted to be an actor, what life was like as a father, his next fights, and how he would defeat Marlon “Chito” Vera.

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Sean O’Malley ventured into a lucrative marijuana business rumored to be valued at $100 million. His financial success extends beyond the octagon, with reports suggesting impressive PPV buys and a significant net worth. Answering the question of his preparation for life after fighting, O’Malley said:

I want to be a billionaire...not really important but that's kind of where my head's at... I just wanna be a billionaire...cover of Forbes Magazine...I just think the investment stuff is interesting I wanna learn more about it.
Sean O’Malley via Flagrant podcast.

O’Malley is known for handling his business affairs independently. He expressed dissatisfaction with traditional MMA managers and emphasized a hands-on approach to his career.

Sean O’Malley became the UFC bantamweight champion after defeating Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292. O’Malley wanted to fight Marlon “Chito” Vera in his first title defense. Despite initially wanting to fight in December 2023, O’Malley revealed plans for his next fight in early 2024.

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Sean O’Malley addresses allegations of UFC rigging fights for stars

Sean O’Malley addressed allegations of UFC rigging fights for prospects like him and Paddy Pimblett. O’Malley gained attention with a 17-1 record and a notable social media presence, boasting over 4 million followers on Instagram. He remains a prominent figure in the UFC, known for his brash claims and comedic persona.

Aljamain Sterling Sean O'Malley
Sean O’Malley defeated Aljamain Sterling to become new Bantamweight Champion ( Image source: Twitter )

O’Malley emphasized the promotion’s need for stars. On the Flagrant podcast, he stated:

 I definitely don't think the UFC is rigged. I don't understand how that would be, but they need stars and I'm right there.

The bantamweight champion implied that talented fighters drew attention and revenue. Paddy Pimblett, with a record of 20-3-0, is part of this rising generation, contributing to the UFC’s talent pool. O’Malley’s perspective highlighted the business aspect of the sport, suggesting that the UFC prioritizes promoting fighters who can generate substantial interest and revenue.

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