“I’m not surprised” – Sean O’Malley’s rating for Deiveson Figueiredo’s bantamweight debut leaves fans enraged

Former UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo's bantamweight debut gets rated by UFC bantamweight champion Sean O'Malley. The ratings might surprise everyone.


“I’m not surprised” – Sean O’Malley’s rating for Deiveson Figueiredo’s bantamweight debut leaves fans enraged

Sean O'Malley rates a low 3 for Deiveson Figueiredo's bantamweight debut (via MMA Mania/ Bleacher Report)

Mixed martial arts fans were excitedly buzzing following Deiveson Figueiredo’s bantamweight debut at UFC Austin. He won against a tough opponent in Rob Font. However, the reaction from an essential person in question, Sean O’Malley, has sparked controversy and split fight fans.

MMA news account on X, MMA Orbit invited fans on social media to grade Deiveson Figueiredo’s bantamweight debut out of ten. Sean O’Malley, renowned for his personality, was among the many who responded. His response elicited a barrage of reactions from fans and fellow fighters, sparking a heated internet debate. This is the rating he posted that broke the internet:

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Sean O’Malley rating Figgy’s performance

Deiveson Figueiredo, the former flyweight champion, gave an enthralling performance against Rob Font. He used his punching talents to keep Font off balance throughout the battle. Figueiredo had tremendous boxing skills. Despite Font’s attempts, Figueiredo won unanimously 30-27 on all three judges’ scores, cementing his successful move to the bantamweight category and establishing himself as a strong force in the new weight class.

The rivalry between Sean O’Malley and Deiveson Figueiredo seems to be brewing. Figueiredo’s entry into O’Malley’s weight class and his performance put him in the conversation for a title shot. Fight fans may get to see O’Malley and Figueiredo in the octagon soon.

Fight fans react to Sean O’Malley’s comments about Deiveson Figueiredo

Sean O’Malley didn’t hold back when asked to score Figueiredo’s debut win out of 10. His response, a somewhat displeased “3,” became the focal point of a heated internet debate, eliciting a variety of reactions from fight fans.

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Fight fans react to Sean O'Malley's comments about  Deiveson Figueiredo
Fight fans react to Sean O’Malley’s comments about Deiveson Figueiredo (via The Mac Life/ MMA News)

The controversial ranking elicited a wide variety of reactions from fight fans. Some agreed with O’Malley’s judgment, but others defended Figueiredo’s performance, emphasizing the previous champion’s ability and domination. Fans enthusiastically debated the complicated nature of the matter on social media platforms, which became a virtual war. Here are some of the reactions from fight fans:

Sean O’Malley’s polarising assessment has sparked a lively and heated debate throughout the MMA world. The argument raises the stakes of what may happen in the future, both in terms of Figueiredo’s sustained success in the bantamweight category and the likelihood of a high-stakes match with Sean O’Malley.

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