Sean O’Malley caught Aljamain Sterling with a perfect right hand and rolled to a TKO finish in Round 2 to capture the bantamweight crown at UFC 292 over the weekend.
The bantamweight star is a superstar. Not only was his knockout on SportsCenter, but for the first time in the promotion’s history, a full fight video was put on YouTube.
Now, the 28-year-old O’Malley is renewing his public interest in a boxing match with Gervonta “Tank” Davis.
“I also wouldn’t mind knocking out Gervonta Davis, and I know people are gonna go, ‘Ahh, you want to be Conor (McGregor),” he said at the post-fight press conference. “I’m telling you, that fight is going to happen.”
He also made sure to show everybody he was smoking a huge joint shortly after his victory.
Davis’ most recent opponent, Ryan Garcia, offered some blunt advice to O’Malley after the call-out:
If it does happen while O’Malley is the reigning UFC champion, it’s a monster commercial event. Both fighters have a major fan base and they generate a ton of buzz.
O’Malley is in the prime of his career and trying to pull a page from his MMA peers and looking to land a highly lucrative boxing match. You cannot blame him from trying to cash in.
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