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.
On the other hand, Conor McGregor remains one of the biggest names in the history of combat sports. McGregor had a lot of notoriety prior to his famous UFC 194 fight with Aldo in December 2014. However, his popularity soared after he beat him in 13 seconds.
While speaking to TMZ Sports, UFC President Dana White doubled down on Sean O’Malley becoming a huge star.
100% and it’s all about winning those key fights. He needs to win this fight this weekend against Petr Yan. He beats Petr Yan, watch what happens on Sunday.
It will be crazy, but yeah, Conor, on his way up, won all of the key fights he needed to win. It’s not for a title or anything but Petr Yan is the number-one-ranked guy in the world.”
We will have to wait and see whether Sean O’Malley will end up becoming a huge superstar like Conor McGregor or not.
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