Sean O’Malley recently went back to the UFC Performance Institute to discuss his brief run-in with Aljamain Sterling and Merab Dvalishvili (PI).
Inquiring about their weight, the No. 1 ranked bantamweight was seen catching up with Sterling and Dvalishvili in the PI cafeteria. You may observe a quick exchange between the trio of 135 pounds below:
In a current episode of The BrOMalley Show on YouTube, O’Malley responded to critics who said he appeared anxious in the video above. ‘Sugar’ revealed that the exchange was cordial when she said:
“Since I’d already met them both, there was no awkwardness. Then I heard Aljo say, “I’m afraid or something,” It seemed friendly to me. They approached as I was merely waiting in line to get dinner.”
Sean O’Malley also disclosed that he had renewed his eight-fight deal with the UFC and even asserted that he had personally negotiated the terms:
“I’ll admit that the UFC did re-sign me. I’m pleased with the courteous contract I was given. They rejected my offer while accepting my request for this, respectively… I am delighted with the number I received.”
Sean O’Malley on Alexander Volkanovski vs. Islam Makhachev
Sean O’Malley recently asserted that Alexander Volkanovski would be the only fighter capable of defeating Islam Makhachev. In a recent interview, “Sugar” discussed the upcoming lightweight title bout between the two top-ranked pound-for-pound competitors.
At UFC 280, Makhachev submitted Charles Oliveira in the second round to win the vacant lightweight championship. He will attempt to make his maiden title defence at UFC 284 the following weekend. On February 12, the 31-year-old will compete in Australia against incumbent featherweight champion and pound-for-pound ruler Volkanovski.
Sean O’Malley stated on a previous episode of The BrOMalleyShow that Makhachev’s current strongest opponent is “The Great”:
“Alexander Volkanovski has mastered his style, which is what I was trying to communicate. He is compact and shorter. Will he be able to be held down and taken down? You’d presumably say yes… But Alexander Volkanovski, I believe, is the only one who can pull it off.