Sean O'Malley gave his thoughts on the potential fight between Amanda Nunes and Irene Aldana, which is being targeted for UFC 285 in March.
Nunes, won her belt back from Julianna Peña in her last fight and the two-weight champion is looking to make her first title defense after being crowned champion for the second time. On episode 93 of the BrOMalley Show, Sean O'Malley spoke about the fight:
"Who knows, depends on what kinda mindset (she is) in. You gotta be f***ing a hundred percent dialed in to go through a f***ing fight camp I don't care who you are coz I guarantee Irene Aldana is training like a m*********er. I want that belt, I'm hungry, she's thirty-four this is her time. Amanda's been there, done that, is she grinding?"
Sean O'Malley also went on to say that if Amanda Nunes does not train hard enough during her fight camp, she will start regretting it in the third or fourth round of the fight when her gas tank starts to empty. O'Malley believes Aldana has nothing to lose and will be training all out because she wants to get the belt of one of the best female UFC fighters in history.
Watch the video below (Quotes from 14:55 onwards):
Sean O'Malley offers to replace Aljamain Sterling and fight Henry Cejudo
Sean O'Malley established himself as a real threat in the bantamweight division following his win over Petr Yan, the former champion. 'Sugar' is now looking for his next fight and has offered to replace Aljamain Sterling in his potential match against Henry Cejudo.
'Triple C' is set to come out of retirement and face the champion. However, Sterling has a bicep injury and cannot fight anytime soon. Since 'The Funk Master' cannot fight at the moment, Sterling offered to fight Cejudo instead:
"Is AljoComain fighting Henry or not I’m confused ? He Said his bicep is torn. If that’s the case let me beat up Henry"
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In an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, Aljamain Sterling also stated that Henry Cejudo can wait for him to be completely fit or he can go for the 'easier' fight against Sean O'Malley and he would not be 'mad' about it.
However, Cejudo has not made any comments regarding a potential fight against 'Sugar'. 'Triple C' was looking for a title fight to come out of retirement. But since O'Malley has neither the interim title nor the bantamweight title, he does not have much to offer to Cejudo in terms of a fight.