F-cking animal O Malley wants to be bigger than McGregorGet the Full StorySean O Malley is spotted in attendance at UFC 227 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Jeff Bottari Zuffa LLC Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
Sean O Malley wants to become the biggest star in the UFC. Sean O Malley might not be the most active fighter on the UFC roster, but Suga has every intention of building a brand for himself and cementing his status as one of, if not the, biggest stars in the promotion.
Yes, even bigger than Conor McGregor.
O Malley has to get past Prelim Pedro Munhoz first but, after that, the 27-year-old anticipates some legacy-defining fights and crazy moments in his future.
There s no one doing it the way I want to do it, O Malley told Ariel Helwani during a recent appearance on The MMA Hour h t MMA Fighting . There s no one doing it the way I m capable of doing it. I just have to go out there and win these fights and make my own lane, the same way Conor did. I think Izzy is doing a really good job, he s a super active champ. Kamaru is doing a really good job too Obviously I want to be bigger than both those guys, as they want to be bigger than me and Conor and whoever. But I think I m going to do just my own thing, my own path, and ideally, in my mind, it all starts with a dream.
I think me wanting to be bigger than Conor can sound silly right now, but if I go out there and knock out Pedro, knock out Chito Vera , whoever s champ, beat them down, then I m the champ and I m very close to that, continued. Conor s had the crazy moments with Jose Aldo and the Chad Mendes win and all those fights, the Nate Diaz fights. He s had some sweet fights. I still have to go out there and have those sweet fights and those sweet moments to be that big, and I m totally capable of that. I m 27 years old. I m a f cking animal right now and I m excited to go out there and prove that against Prelim Pedro.
O Malley 15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC will return to the Octagon to take on Brazil s Pedro Munhoz 19-7-1 NC MMA, 9-7-1 NC UFC at the upcoming UFC 276 pay-per-view on July 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.