WATCH: Sean O’Malley’s heartwarming pad work session spreading motivation alongside individual with down syndrome

A video of UFC bantamweight champion Sean O'Malley having a good time with a person with Down Syndrome has gone viral on social media.

WATCH: Sean O’Malley’s heartwarming pad work session spreading motivation alongside individual with down syndrome

Sean O'Malley's wholesome video with person with Down Syndrome ( Image via X )

Sean O’Malley is a prominent figure in the world of MMA, particularly in the bantamweight division of the UFC. He has an impressive MMA record of 17 wins, one loss, and 1 No Contest. He is currently the UFC bantamweight champion.

Sean O’Malley is often described as humble, particularly in his interactions within the MMA community and gym setting. Mario Bautista, a teammate of Sean O’Malley, has referred to O’Malley as humble and hardworking in the gym. He emphasized his down-to-earth nature, which may not always be evident to the public.

A recent video is making its rounds on social media. Sean O’Malley can be seen sharing a wholesome moment with a person affected with Down syndrome. The duo seems to be having fun as O’Malley pretends to be hurt by the person’s left shot.

Sean O’Malley has expressed interest in fighting Marlon “Chito” Vera as his next opponent shortly after becoming the UFC bantamweight champion. It was initially hoped that Sean O’Malley would fight in December, but his first fight as champion will likely be scheduled for early 2024. Merab Dvalishvili is also another potential challenger for O’Malley. Dvalishvili is undefeated in nine straight fights and is considered a strong candidate to challenge the new UFC champion.

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Sean O’Malley is ready for his first title defense since becoming UFC champion

Sean O’Malley is ready for another UFC main event. In a recent appearance on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” O’Malley expressed his strong desire to compete in December. He even openly called out ‘Chito’ Vera as a potential opponent, indicating his eagerness to step back into the octagon. However, the UFC had alternative plans in mind, actively working on setting up a bout between Colby Covington and Leon Edwards. O’Malley graciously embraced the prospect of headlining his own event, recognizing it as an exciting opportunity.

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

Aljamain Sterling advocated for a rematch, and the No. 1 contender, Merab Dvalishvili, patiently waits for his shot. O’Malley, however, holds a specific bout in high regard. He earnestly hopes for a rematch with Vera, who marked his only career loss in August 2020.

While UFC 300 is on the horizon, O’Malley anticipates a return to the octagon before that landmark event. Despite his underdog status in the bout against Sterling, O’Malley delivered a remarkable performance that may be considered the highlight of his career. He is steadfast in his commitment to proving himself as a defending champion, underscoring the importance of defending the championship title.

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