“He doesn’t have any money,” Sean O’Malley gives BRUTAL prediction for Henry Cejudo against Merab Dvalishvili

Sean O'Malley pokes fun at Henry Cejudo ahead of UFC 298 comeback.


“He doesn’t have any money,” Sean O’Malley gives BRUTAL prediction for Henry Cejudo against Merab Dvalishvili

Sean O'Malley swipes at Henry Cejudo's financials, ahead of facing Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 298 (Source: Twitter)

Bantamweight champ Sean O’Malley commented about the Merab Dvalishvili vs. Henry Cejudo matchup for UFC 298. With the amount of bickering that ‘Suga’ and Cejudo engage in, it’s only natural. Despite their history, the duo does not miss out on jibing at each other. Case in point, Cejudo brutally trolled O’Malley and his wife, Danya Gonzalez, in an NSFW tweet last Thanksgiving.

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Dvalishvili squares off with former two-division champ Cejudo at UFC 298 on Feb. 17 from Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Recently, ‘Suga’ weighed on the marquee bout. Speaking on the ‘MIGHTYCast‘ podcast with Demetrious Johnson, he said:

Henry vs. Merab is kind of interesting... I think it’s going to be a competitive fight. If I had to guess, I think Merab gets it done. I think he’s just in it more. I think Henry’s coming back because he’s broke. He doesn’t have any money. he doesn’t know what else to f*cking do. So, I think Merab might get that one done...
Sean O’Malley via Mighty Gaming

Cejudo retired from MMA in May 2020 after a title defense against Dominick Cruz. He returned from a 3-year layoff to challenge then-champ  Aljamain Sterling (Dvalishvili’s friend) at UFC 288 in May, losing via split decision. After the win, Sterling faced off against O’Malley, which resulted in their UFC 292 title fight.

Intertwined in this crowded bantamweight space, Cejudo recently admitted losing might make him consider retirement after UFC 298. Merab Dvalishvili/Cejudo winner could become the #1 contender for the bantamweight championship.

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Sean O’Malley vs. Henry Cejudo: A brief history in banters

Sean O’Malley and peer Henry Cejudo have a long history of going to and fro on each other’s most intimate aspects. From ‘Suga’ mocking Cejudo’s height (a common gag) to him dissing at O’Malley’s draw power or even his skills and open marriage.

Awaiting a title shot, Henry Cejudo has engaged with Sean O'Malley on multiple occasions
Henry Cejudo has engaged with Sean O’Malley on multiple occasions (Source: IMAGO/Twitter/Pinterest)

O’Malley recently sneered at the fighter for accepting the UFC 298 comeback fight against Merab Dvalishvili because he was broke. This comes in light of Cejudo recently detailing his harsh childhood on the HJR Experiment podcast. But much more precedes that.

Cejudo called on O’Malley on the spot during his UFC 276 backstage interview. He also tweeted fighting words later, after the iconic title win at UFC 292. Cejudo called O’Malley ‘Ronald MethDonald‘ and ‘Trans-Barbie‘ as a way to mock Suga. This is not their only social media exchange.

O’Malley also dissed the fighter, disregarding him as being ‘lucky’ not to be fighting against him after UFC 288’s skid. Suga also trolled Cejudo for not having a good takedown defense against Sterling, whereas he defended all takedowns.

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Sean O’Malley called out Henry Cejudo overtly for ‘PPV-shaming’ in a social media rant and got a subsequent reply. O’Malley had also made a parody video on the footage of the ‘Triple C’ reaction to his UFC 292 highlight knockout.

The former double division champ also backed Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera on his upcoming match with the 135lber at UFC 299.

Very recently, O’Malley’s coach, Tim Welch, had prompted that a future square-off with Cejudo is bound to happen sooner or later after UFC 299. Accordingly, banking on such shared history, the combat sports bubble awaits such an entertaining fight.

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