Sean O’Malley has some choice words for Aljamain Sterling’s shoulder injury and reluctance to fight
Sean O’Malley believes that if Aljamain Sterling utilises the time between his recent bout with Henry Cejudo and UFC 292, the bantamweight champion should have no trouble making it to their bout.
While O’Malley is aware that Sterling fought earlier this month, “Sugar” believes that reaching August is possible with the right strategy:
“He did just fight, but look at [Israel Adesanya], the motherf** fought four times in 12 months,” O’Malley said on the TimboSugarShow. “You have four months, I know some people keep saying three months, but it’s four months from the fight. Take two months off, heal up, and then train hard for two months. It ain’t f*** science, or is it? It’s called discipline.”
“He acts like he calls the shots. I’m not acting like I call the shots either. Dana said August, so I said August. It’s not like I told Dana, ‘Hey, f****** run it in August, I run this s***.’ I said, ‘Hey, Uncle Dana’ — I didn’t call him Daddy Dana like he says — I said, ‘Uncle Dana, when do you want me to beat up Aljo?’ And it happened to be August.”
Sean O’Malley’s coach calls Aljamain Sterling the best UFC bantamweight champion in history
Tim Welch, Sean O’Malley’s head coach, has heaped high praise on current bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling ahead of a potential summer bantamweight title bout between the two.
UFC President Dana White announced on Tuesday that the fight will headline UFC 292 in Boston on August 19; however, Sterling has stated that the fight is not yet finalised due to lingering injuries sustained during his title defence against Henry Cejudo at UFC 288 last month.
Welch told ESPN in a recent interview that his pupil will be preparing to face the best fighters in the history of the UFC’s 135-pound division if the bout takes place as planned.“Stylistically, I think this is the most dangerous bantamweight champion there’s ever been,” Welch said. “I really think that.”
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