UFC Bantamweight sensation ‘Suga’ Sean O’Malley has compared himself to the biggest name in MMA and the former two-weight UFC Champion, Conor McGregor. O’Malley has been making frequent comparisons with the megastar who rose to prominence through the UFC and went on to become one of the richest and well known athletes in the world.
After opening a series of successful businesses, McGregor has found himself living the millionaire lifestyle. The Irish fighter has no fight scheduled currently and is known to have been working in a movie as of right now.
O’Malley became something of a sensation while coming up the rankings, with his flamboyant lifestyle and loud personality. With his podcast doing great numbers, the contender is almost in a set path to stardom. The President of the UFC, Dana White, even went on to say that the Bantamweight might even find himself becoming the next Conor McGregor. He said:
“Well, if you want to compare it to Conor – this is like the Conor vs Aldo fight. When you have that type of star power and you have that thing people are attracted too, then it’s about winning key fights like this. For O’Malley, he wins this fight on Saturday, his entire life changes on Sunday.”
The comparison might not be exactly on point as Aldo was the pound for pound number one, and the featherweight champion when McGregor decimated him with one punch, 13 seconds into the fight. O’Malley is fighting a former champ who, despite losing to sterling, is still one of the most respected names in the division.
Sean O’Malley vs Petr Yan at UFC 280
With his elegant style of striking where he throws carefully chosen shots with precision, Sean O’Malley has appealed to the masses. His lifestyle, his opinions, and his way of life might be quite contrasting to McGregor, but he sure possesses the charm even without the fluid trash talking part of Conor.
This weekend, we’ll see if Sean’s Octagon control with his range and precision proves to be too much for the Russian, or the crisp skill set of the Russian defeats the rising contender.