Arrrr, ye hear the news, me hearties! Sean O’Malley is fit to challenge Aljamain Sterling for the bantamweight championship at the return of the UFC to Boston on Aug. 19! While Sterling has some injuries from his fight with Henry Cejudo at UFC 288, O’Malley believes that with the right plan, the champ can make it to their fight.
“Sugar” Sean O’Malley believes that Sterling can make it to their fight if the champ uses his time wisely. Like Israel Adesanya, who fought four times in 12 months, O’Malley believes that Sterling can take two months off to heal and then train hard for two months. It’s not rocket science, or is it? The key is discipline.
While Sterling recently tweeted at O’Malley to move the bout up to UFC 290 in July, O’Malley declined to keep things as they are. UFC President Dana White had some choice words about Sterling, claiming that the titleholder “can’t get out of his own way,” which Sterling responded to.
O’Malley is puzzled by Sterling’s approach and sets the record straight that the date for the championship fight was put together by the UFC, not O’Malley. He’s not acting like he calls the shots either. He simply asked Uncle Dana when he wants him to beat up Aljo, and it happened to be in August.
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Sean O’Malley shrugs off Aljamain Sterling’s injury hurdles ahead of UFC 292: ‘It’s called discipline’