Bantamweight fighter Sean O’Malley is on the cusp of making history, with a title fight against reigning champion Aljamain Sterling on the horizon. Sterling, who just defended his title against Henry Cejudo, is expected to face O’Malley next, and the two engaged in a trash-talk filled faceoff after Sterling’s successful title defense.
O’Malley has great respect for Sterling’s abilities but believes he has what it takes to beat the odds and shock the world with a victory. While Sterling has a reputation as a top-notch grappler, O’Malley feels he has not yet faced anyone with his level of skill inside the octagon.
Sterling’s title defense streak and O’Malley’s growing popularity, the latter has not been promised pay-per-view points for the potential fight. However, he remains optimistic that the match will bring in enough revenue to satisfy him financially.
Their showdown is expected to take place in Boston, but Sterling has indicated he is targeting a September return, which O’Malley finds unacceptable. However, given Sterling’s apparent confidence in his ability to defeat him, O’Malley feels there is no reason for the champion to delay signing the contract.
Ultimately, O’Malley is excited to return to the octagon and is eagerly anticipating what he believes will be his historic victory over Sterling.