Sean O’Malley is currently one of the rising stars in the UFC and has certainly worked hard to establish himself there. ‘Suga’ has a solid track record and earned the respect of many. Unfortunately, he was body shamed recently over his weight.
While speaking during a recent interview, No. 12-ranked UFC bantamweight Ricky Simon talked about possibly squaring off against Sean O’Malley. He said that O’Malley’s “skinny body” couldn’t handle his wrestling.
While speaking with Low Kick MMA, the 19-3 record fighter talked about his No. 13-ranked competitor. Simon is known for his powerful frame and wrestling prowess as well. Simon stated that is why he and O’Malley have yet to meet in the Octagon. He added that unlike O’Malley’s UFC 276 opponent, No. 10 Pedro Munhoz, he’s a “bad matchup” for Suga.
“You know why, you know why. He (Sean O’Malley) doesn’t want to deal with the wrestling – he doesn’t want to deal with that wrestling, his skinny body couldn’t handle the power doubles, for sure.
And, I think he knows Pedro (Munhoz) will be more comfortable standing with him for longer periods of time,” Simon continued. “He won’t give him that wrestling, look, I’m just such a bad matchup for him at this stage of his career that he’s just not gonna take the fight, which is – alright, if you want to play your way to the title, that’s all you, good on you. Don’t be saying my name and act like you wanna fight me, and not fight me, ‘cause that pisses me off. I’m all about it. I think I’m the best in the world at this point. … Don’t be talking and acting like you’re something, when you’re not.”
Simon is scheduled to fight undefeated fighter Jake Shore on July 16th. He’s certainly talking a big game and seems ready for the cage. We’ll have to see whether O’Malley will respond to what he said or not.
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