UFC bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley recently shared his thoughts on a possible matchup between Nate Diaz and Jake Paul.
Nate Diaz recently took to Twitter asking the UFC to release him or schedule a fight for him in July or August. Although he did not receive a response from the promotion, the fighter received an offer to fight from Jake Paul.
Responding to Diaz’s Twitter post, Jake Paul offered to fight the Stockton native in the octagon for free. However, he set two conditions for this. They are – UFC president Dana White raises fighters’ salaries and provides health care for fighters in the promotion.
Giving his take on a potential MMA fight between Paul and Diaz, ‘Sugar’ admitted he’s backing ‘The Problem Child’ in case the match goes through.
Speaking further, Sean O’Malley also said he wanted to witness Paul’s future endeavors in boxing and expressed his desire to see him continue in the sport.
Sharing his thoughts on the match in a recent episode of the BROMALLEY show, the 27-year-old had this to say:
“I would like Jake to win because I want to see him keep fighting. If he loses, you know… where do you go from there? You take a few years off. You keep training and you have the same motivation. You still have I want to be world champion. You still have that confidence. You still want to beat Canelo. Like losing could change so much but I want to see him win. I want to see him keep fighting these guys. So , I take [rooting for] James.”
You can check out the recent episode of the BROMALLEY podcast below:
Sean O’Malley Responds to Adrian Yanez’s Recent Appeal
Adrian Yanez established his position in the division after picking up a knockout victory over Tony Kelly with a barrage of punches at the recently concluded UFC Austin.
Shortly after his standout performance, the 28-year-old wasted no time calling ‘Sugar’ his next opponent.
In response to the No. 15 ranked bantamweight contender’s call, O’Malley also expressed his willingness to sign up for the match. However, ‘Sugar’ thinks Yanez will have to face a few more opponents before they come up against him.
Sean O’Malley said:
“I’m going to beat Pedro and then I’m going to fight somebody in the top seven. …I don’t think [fighting Yanez next] is realistic. He just beat Tony Kelley. Go on. Petr Yan is not booked yet, it could be a potential fight.
“Rob Font is up there, I know he probably wants to book something soon. I hate to talk about it because I have to go there and deal with Pedro, but there are definitely some great options.”
You can see Sean O’Malley discuss the possibility of facing Adrian Yanez in the video below: