Daniel Cormier makes bleak prediction about Sean O'Malley's UFC future

Daniel Cormier (left) and Sean O
Daniel Cormier (left) and Sean O'Malley (right)

Daniel Cormier does not believe Sean O'Malley will become the bantamweight champion in the near future. In the latest episode of the 'DC & RC' show, Cormier shared his thoughts on the 28-year-old's future in the UFC.

During the 'Tap In or Tap Out' segment of the show, the former UFC champion was asked whether, according to him, 'Suga' will sit on the bantamweight throne within the next three fights. 'DC' replied in the negative but said that down the line, O'Malley could possibly hold the UFC belt:

"I tap out because of the time frame. It's just very fast. Like, three more fights is not that long to elevate yourself to a championship. Now, he's number one, I get it. That's why we imagine it could happen but he's number one because he beat Petr Yan... and many thought he lost the Yan fight. I'm gonna tap out for those reasons but I will not be surprised if somewhere down the line, Sean O'Malley does become a UFC champion," said Daniel Cormier.

You can check out Cormier's comments from the 30:55 mark below:


Sean O'Malley was last seen in action at UFC 280. 'Suga' took on former bantamweight king Petr Yan in a three-round contest. The fight was a closely-contested back-and-forth affair that ended with a split decision victory for O'Malley.

The bout was also awarded the 'Fight of the Night' honors and both fighters received an additional cheque of $50,000.

Sean O'Malley has signed a new deal with the UFC

Sean O'Malley will be a part of the UFC for quite some time as the 28-year-old recently signed a new eight-fight deal with the promotion.

On a recent episode of the 'BrOMalley Show,' O'Malley shed light on his new contract. 'Suga' said that although not all of his demands were met, he was happy with the new contract.

O'Malley revealed that he asked for pay-per-view points despite not having a UFC championship and was turned down by the UFC. The 28-year-old, who is currently managing himself, believes he could not have gotten a better deal if he had hired a manager:

"I tried to get it, you know pay-per-view points not being the champ, didn’t fly, but I will say I did re-sign with the UFC. I got a very gracious contract that I'm proud of... And I truly don't think any manager that I had could have went in there and got me what I got."

You can watch the full episode below:


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