WATCH: When rapper Snoop Dogg gave Sean O’Malley one of the best ‘welcome to the UFC’ moments of all time
Throwback to Rapper Snoop Dogg's reaction to Sean O'Malley clean knockout at the Dana White's Contender Series. O'Malley knocked out Alfred Khashakyan in 2017.
Rapper Snoop Dogg reacts to Sean O'Malley's knockout(Image Sports Illustrated, IMDB)
Sean O’Malley is about to fight Aljamain Sterling for the UFC Bantamweight title in the main event of UFC 292. “Suga” Sean became recognized after his power-packed performances in Dana White’s Contender Series. One of the standout moments in the series was Rapper Snoop Dogg‘s reaction to O’Malley’s knockout.
O’Malley, who was 22 years old at that time, was tactically struggling against wrestling. However, his outstanding striking ability was his biggest strength. With an advantage of height, O’Malley used his arms to keep the enemy at a distance and then struck back at the right moment. One of his knockouts stood out, where O’Malley landed a strong right hand that knocked down his opponent. The referee intervened to stop this fight, calling it a TKO. O’Malley’s performance stunned Snoop and Urijah Faber. Snoop immediately started cheering O’Malley’s name. He said, “Give that kid a contract. Welcome to the UFC, O’Malley.“
Suga Sean currently fights in the bantamweight division of the UFC and has shown a lot of promise in his career. O’Malley always stood out among fighters for his colored hair, but no one has overlooked his striking. Suga’s most commendable performance came against Petr Yan. He landed clean strikes on Yan, who was considered the best striker in the division. Ultimately, he won the 3-round fight by a judges’ scorecard.
Sean O’Malley has grown greatly from that kid who fought in Dana White’s Contender Series. His merciless striking is the most potent weapon in his arsenal. O’Malley looks forward to headlining his first main event against champion Aljamain Sterling.
Sean O’Malley talks about his strategy before Aljamain Sterling’s fight
Sean O’Malley has a lot of questions to answer from his critics ahead of his main event fight against bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling. Many experts have questioned O’Malley’s plans to overcome a wrestler in the title fight. UFC 292 is the perfect place for O’Malley to answer these doubts.
Sterling defeated Henry Cejudo, an Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler and one of the MMA greats, in a split decision to retain his title at UFC 288. As Suga awaited to answer his critics, he spoke about his strategy, which included defending Sterling’s takedowns. He also discussed his plans to wait calmly before striking the knockout punch. O’Malley believes that he can crack Sterling to win the bantamweight title.
Aljamain Sterling is known around the UFC for his wrestling and submission skills. It’ll be fun to see watch how Suga Sean fairs against a big, strong wrestler in the biggest moment of his career.
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