Appears Sean O’Malley has his subsequent UFC opponent in sight.
The rising bantamweight contender not too long ago confirmed curiosity in an August return, ideally to tackle Marlon Vera. O’Malley expressed his opinion on the potential matchup on Instagram and in an interview on ‘Meals Truck Diaries.’
“If I combat ‘Chito’ who’s not ranked, they kicked him off the rankings, it’s like I nonetheless have choices,” O’Malley stated. “He’s good, he’s a black belt in jiu-jitsu. I believe he beat Music Yadong, so I believe he’s on a six-fight successful streak with 5 finishes. He finishes folks within the later rounds. He’s powerful, he’s received good cardio, so yeah it’s as much as the UFC.
“You understand how it’s, you possibly can have two guys say they wish to combat and so they don’t combat. That’s simply how it’s. In order that’s an possibility in August, in order that’s what’s in all probability subsequent however I don’t know if he has any accidents or something.”
Vera responded to O’Malley’s feedback on Twitter, additionally displaying curiosity within the potential showdown.
“Ship me the papers and I promise you I make this man fast and beg me to cease,” Vera tweeted.
The 2 younger 135ers had been scheduled to combat in early 2019, however their bout fell by means of after O’Malley was suspended by the U.S. Anti-Doping Company for six months.
O’Malley is coming off a knockout win over former WEC champion Eddie Wineland again at UFC 250 earlier this month. In the meantime, Vera fought in mid-Might, the place he suffered a controversial determination loss to Yadong, which snapped a five-fight successful streak.
Under is O’Malley and Vera’s back-and-forth on social media: