After going 12-0 in MMA, with fights across Dana White’s Contender Series and the UFC, ‘Suga’ Sean O’Malley became one of the fastest rising stars in the sport. With over 1 million social media followers and his own podcast, all eyes were on O’Malley when he faced Marlon Vera back in August.
Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera handed ‘Suga’ Sean O’Malley the first loss of his professional MMA career. There was some controversy among fans though, as O’Malley injured his foot, visibly rolling his ankle and struggling to put weight on it a few times in the first round, before going down and getting TKO’d. But many also believed this was a result of Vera’s leg kicks.
Afterward, O’Malley claimed that he was still mentally undefeated, based on how the fight went down, and he didn’t feel that he truly lost. Regardless, Vera went on to bigger things, and faced former Featherweight Champion, Jose Aldo this past weekend.
Before the bout, ‘Suga’ was quite amicable toward his former opponent. He posted the below photo on his Instagram, taken from their previous face off, accompanied by a message.
“How do you guys see tomorrow nights fight going? O’Malley wrote on Instagram. “Interesting match up, should be a good one. Fighting is absolutely crazy, would love to get this one back someday.”
Jose Aldo won his fight against Marlon Vera by decision, and ‘Suga’ was quick to change his tune and comment via Twitter.
12-0. Chito sucks. 🖕🏽— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) December 20, 2020
‘Suga’ has stated that he will be back in the octagon in February. However, he then went on to say that fellow Bantamweight, Thomas Almeida, turned down a fight with him. This may leave the option open for him to rematch ‘Chito’ and put any, if any controversy to bed.