“I’m totally capable of it,” Sean O’Malley eyeing a bigger star power than Conor McGregor

O'Malley is 15-1 in his overall MMA career with 11 wins by knockouts.

Conor McGregor- Sean O'Malley
Conor McGregor- Sean O'Malley

UFC bantamweight and potential megastar Sean O’Malley is getting closer and closer to raising the benchmark of stardom a UFC fighter can have and on the way, even exceeding Conor McGregor’s star power. O’Malley, who last fought at UFC 269 when he secured a first-round knockout of Raulian Paiva is now looking forward to fighting a #10 ranked contender in Pedro Munhoz on July 6 at UFC 276.

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Sean O’Malley against Kris Moutinho

O’Malley is one of the most promising rising prospects right now in the UFC with wins over the likes of Paiva, Kris Moutinho, Thomas Almeida, Eddie Wineland and many more. O’Malley is a huge name outside of the fight business as well since he has a huge fan base on the famous streaming platform Twitch and is known for media appearances here and there such as appearing for the FULL SEND PODCAST, hanging out with rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, and many more.

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Sean O’Malley plans to map out his career the same way as Conor McGregor

Sean O'Malley
Sean O’Malley

In an interview with MMA Fighting‘s THE MMA HOUR with Ariel Helwani, O’Malley talks about his upcoming fight against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276, why he didn’t fight at UFC 274 if he would rematch Marlon Vera, what he thought about the UFC 274 co-main event, his thoughts on the Canelo Alvarez fight, Francis Ngannou’s contract situation, and more. O’Malley then proceeds with his ultimate goal as a famed UFC fighter in the future.

“I think me wanting to be bigger than Conor can sound silly right now,” says O’Malley “But if I go out there and knock out Pedro, knock out ‘Chito’ [Vera], whoever’s champ, beat [them] down, [then] I’m the champ [and] I’m very close to that. Conor’s had the crazy moments with Jose Aldo and the Chad Mendes [win] and all those fights, the Nate [Diaz] fights — he’s had some sweet fights. I still have to go out there and have those sweet fights and those sweet moments to be that big, and I’m totally capable of that. I’m 27 years old. I’m a f***ing animal right now and I’m excited to go out there and prove that against ‘Prelim Pedro.’”

O’Malley definitely has a lot of potential heading into the future. Where do you think that potential will peak? Do you think O’Malley will become the champion of the world? Who do you think wins between O’Malley and Munhoz? What’s next for O’Malley if he wins? UFC 276 is headlined by a middleweight title fight between the champion Israel Adesanya and the challenger Jared Cannonier, taking place in the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

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