Sean O’Malley suffered the very first defeat of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career around the weekend.
O’Malley took element in the co-headliner for the UFC 252 spend-for each-see (PPV) occasion, struggling with Marlon Vera at 135 lbs. “Sugar” was a large beloved by supporters heading into the contest, but it was Vera who arrived out on top rated when it was all claimed and done. Early in the battle, O’Malley endured from an evident leg personal injury which hindered his skill to battle. Vera capitalized, sooner or later finishing O’Malley off on the ground in a stoppage that some argue was untimely.
Vera has previously fired back again at naysayers, but now O’Malley has damaged his silence on the circumstance. The 25-12 months-old took to his “The Timbo and Sugar Show” podcast and stated that Vera acquired “lucky” in their combat, and doubled down by stating the decline was even additional tricky to swallow given he does not feel his Ecuadorian counterpart is really fantastic.
“We picked the date, we picked the time and we the two walked out: It does not matter what the (expletive) takes place,” O’Malley stated. “Whoever wins, how it takes place, on the other hand they gain, wins. He won. It sucks for me for the reason that I lost to an individual who I search at as not quite fantastic. I appear at him and I’m like, ‘He’s not that superior.’ And I (expletive) missing to him. Which is what’s the most annoying issue.
“Losing to someone I’m improved than. That ‘humble’ put up was a (expletive) joke. So for everyone commenting stupid (expletive), I’m not humble. Let’s look at his career in 5 a long time let’s search at mine. I’m likely to be (expletive) environment champ and he’s likely to be a (expletive) journeyman. That is just what his type is. He wins some he loses some.
“He’s gradual, but he’s gritty so he’s going to be in a position to end some people today just after they conquer him up for a although. … He will get blessed and beats me and jumps up like he won the (expletive) lottery. That just shows what kind of a (expletive) he was.”
It remains to be noticed the correct severity of O’Malley’s injury, or how prolonged he’ll be out of action. As for Vera, with a acquire around a single of the division’s greatest stars, he’s possible in line for a large battle when he will make his return to the Octagon.