Sean O’Malley is a rising bantamweight contender, and after defeating Kris Moutinho at UFC 264, O’Malley was asked to fight at UFC 268 in New York but he got into an altercation with the UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby as he didn’t want to fight in New York.
Taking up the beef with Sean Shelby isn’t a right move, and according to him, he has squashed it, and now they’re good. Talking to the Schmo, he said, “I said what I said. I got into some trouble. I had a conversation with Sean Shelby a couple days after, in person, in Houston at the fights. We’re good now. He didn’t like what I said, I didn’t like what he said. I feel like I’m in a position now where if you want me to fight in New York and I don’t want to fight in New York, I’m not gonna fight in New York. I’m in that position and I had that conversation and we’re good now.”
“I got offered a fight in New York against Frankie and I said if Frankie wants to get whooped, he can get whooped in Vegas in December, a month later,” O’Malley said. “They want Frankie to fight in New York so they gave him Chito. Getting the Suga Show against Frankie would’ve been a great fight for me but I’m not too worried about it.”
“I would love to dance with him,” Sean O’Malley is interested in a fight against Dominick Cruz
O’Malley is currently looking for an opponent, and he likes the idea of fighting the former bantamweight champion Dominic Cruz, “Who will it be? Dominick Cruz? Could be, I don’t know,” O’Malley said. “If he wants to fight in December in Vegas, I would love to dance with him. I don’t think it will be Dominick, I don’t think he’ll take that fight.”
He added, “I don’t think that’s a fight that he wants but if it is, then yeah that would probably be next. If not, I don’t know and to be honest, I don’t really care if it’s a top-10 guy, a top-15 guy, a bum off the street, I’m gonna get paid the same. Whoever I beat up, I’m getting paid the same. Don’t care.”