Humbled? Not so fast. Sean O’Malley opened up on his loss to Marlon Vera on his podcast with Tim Welch, The Timbo and Sugar Show, he had a lot to say. None of it particularly humble. He spoke on his loss to Marlon Vera at UFC 252. He gave an update on his injured ankle.
O’Malley indicated that there is no series injury to the structure of the ankle. He said he simply rolled it multiple times and sprained it. He made a decision to loosen the wraps before the fight and felt that might have been a mistake.
“About five minutes before we’re set to walk I’m like, ‘Do you think you could f*ckin loosen up my ankle brace? It’s tight.’ So he’s sitting back loosening up my ankle braces because they were tight. That’s about it.” He went on to talk about the fight and not making excuses.
“We picked the date, we picked the time, and we both walked out. It doesn’t matter what the f*ck happens. Whoever wins, how it happens, however they win, wins. He won. It sucks for me because I lost to someone who I look at as not very good. I look at him, and I’m like, ‘He’s not that good.”
After the fight, he posted to Instagram saying he’d been humbled, but he says it wasn’t serious and was just a joke.
“That humble post was a f*cking joke. So for everyone commenting stupid sh*t, I’m not humble.” No, he certainly isn’t. He went on the further bury his opponent Vera.
“Let’s look at his career in five years, and let’s look at mine. I’m going to be f*cking world champ, and he’s going to be a journeyman. That’s just what his style is. He wins some; he loses some. He’s slow, but he’s gritty, so he’s going to be able to finish some people after they beat him up for a while. He gets lucky and beats me and jumps up like he won the f*cking lottery.”
O’Malley hasn’t been cleared yet to train and will be consulting a second doctor this week with the hopes of a clean bill of health. He desperately wants to get back into the Octagon and get what he considers a bad taste out of his mouth. Win, lose or draw Sean O’Malley is going to be who he is and do what he does. It’s why some fans love him, and others love to hate him. Two things are for certain though. First, he’ll be back. Second, he still won’t be humble. It’s the Sugar Show, you’re either on board with it or you’re not. Either way, O’Malley is gonna O’Malley.