Sean O’Malley undoubtedly is aware what’s next for himself.
O’Malley turned the new bantamweight champion pursuing an remarkable 2nd-spherical knockout get over Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292 previous thirty day period in Boston. Following the victory, “Sugar” known as for a December struggle with Marlon Vera, who received before on the night just after outpointing Pedro Munhoz.
There are a selection of motives why O’Malley needs the Vera battle and one particular of them is the likely spend-for every-check out factors he’ll get against the Ecuadorian.
“Pay-for every-look at points subsequent combat is incredibly interesting,” O’Malley claimed on Consider You Me (via MMA Combating). “That has a ton of explanation why I want to fight ‘Chito’ way too. It’s like you seem at — if it’s just who’s the subsequent male in line by ranking, yeah, it is Merab [Dvalishvili]. I’m the champ. I want this. Let us see what takes place.
“I had a meeting with Dana just lately and he reported he’s gonna announce a little something quite massive in a several weeks. I’ll leave it at that but I know what I want and I want the major fights. I want to make a ton of revenue and I want to do huge pay out-for each-views. That’s that and that variety of carries on to what I want up coming.”
The major rationale, on the other hand, is a opportunity at redemption. Vera is the only fighter to defeat O’Malley after scoring a 2nd-spherical TKO earn in their meeting again in Aug. 2020.
And O’Malley desires to make it apparent which is the only explanation he wants the combat.
“Let’s make guaranteed every person is aware, I’m not going right after ‘Chito’ due to the fact he’s the major title,” O’Malley defined. “He doesn’t carry a lot of a attract, no offense. He might be a larger name than like Merab or Cory but Cory’s probably — if you want to appear at how to not emulate your vocation or promote a fight or anything at all, comply with Cory. He’ll do a wonderful career with that.
“The only cause the ‘Chito’ battle is a significant offer is just for the reason that of that controversial fight. That’s why that fight’s massive.”
O’Malley also disclosed his foreseeable future approach of finally boxing lightweight star Gervonta Davis. He’s even all set to phone him out suitable as soon as he receives the get he envisions about Vera.
“Ideally, I go out there, and I have to knock out ‘Chito,’” O’Malley reported. “I cannot go win a selection, I just cannot submit him, I cannot make it [boring]. I gotta go out there and knock out ‘Chito’ and then I’m gonna connect with out Gervonta [Davis].
“I know that struggle appears silly to a ton of folks but I go out there and knock out ‘Chito,’ I double in stardom. I am a substantial star. But then once more, Gervonta’s continue to not fairly there. I assume he’s in jail even though so I really don’t consider any one has told him that I want to fight him however. If he wins a struggle, and results in being a greater star, that is a combat I undoubtedly want to partake in.”