Sean O’Malley hopes he will become as huge of a pay-per-view draw as Conor McGregor.
O’Malley (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) has become one amongst the foremost widespread fighters on the listing,
and every one however one amongst his eight UFC fights are featured on pay-per-view events.
He meets ex-champion Petr Yan at UFC 280 on October. twenty-two in what’s going to be his biggest fight to this point.
“The Suga Show” has nevertheless to headline a UFC event, however appearance up to McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) and also the quite impact he’s had on the game. McGregor owns 5 of the highest six most pay-per-view buys in UFC history, together with the No. one spot for his grudge match against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.
“I mean, it’s crazy to suppose any time Conor fights, that’s 1,000,000 buys,” O’Malley same on his YouTube channel. “That’s thus legendary. That’s the sh*t i need. That’s what makes Maine thus excited concerning fighting, and also the career, and everything. It’s like, doing huge pay-per-views, being a vicinity of large events – that’s thus exciting.”
The fight O’Malley sees kickstarting his own massive pay-per-view numbers may be a repetition with Marlon Vera.
‘Chito’ two-handed O’Malley his 1st and solely polygonal shape loss at UFC 252,
a blow O’Malley has had a tough time returning to terms with. Vera landed a leg kick that hit O’Malley’s leg bone nerve, inflicting him to tumble down and obtain finished with some serious ground and pound strikes.
O’Malley hopes to capture the bantamweight belt, then run things back with Vera in a very title fight.
“Ever since that ‘Chito’ fight happened at UFC 252, ‘Oh you’ve need to get the repetition, you’ve need to get the repetition.’ I win a fight, he wins a fight. ‘Get the repetition, get the repetition.’ I’m like, ‘No, no, no – let’s wait.’ this is often an enormous fight. i feel ME vs. ‘Chito’ are an enormous fight, and it’s obtaining nearer.
“Imagine i am going out there, boom – beat Petr. Boom, beat whoever has the belt. Boom, me vs. ‘Chito’ repetition, pay-per-view. You’re telling ME that doesn’t help numbers? that’s an enormous fight. that’s an enormous f*cking fight.”