“I can’t really have beef with someone who can beat me” – Sean O’Malley calls off Daniel Cormier drama ahead of UFC 276


UFC star Sean O’Malley insists all is well between him and Hall of Fame fighter-turned-commentator Daniel Cormier after previously saying ‘DC’ wants to see him lose.

“Sugar” was recently interviewed by Cormier ahead of his fight against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276 on July 2 and during the chat he expressed his frustration with how the former two-weight champion calls his fights. .

O’Malley thinks DC is too focused on their single career loss

The 27-year-old believes Cormier and his commentator partner Joe Rogan overstated his only career UFC loss, a first-round TKO loss to Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera in 2020.

Cormier defended his comment and the couple parted ways on good terms before O’Malley went on his podcast and claimed the former UFC two-weight champion wants to see him lose because he’s similar to Jon Jones.

Despite their differences, the UFC bantamweight contender insists all is well between him and Cormier, who will be on commentary duty this weekend at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

“I like Daniel. There’s no real beef, from me at least towards him. O’Malley told talkSPORT.

“I love Daniel Cormier, what he has done in sport is incredible. To be his body type and height, for him to go up and be a two-weight world champion at those weights [heavyweight and light-heavyweight] is quite impressive.

For O’Malley, it’s about agreeing to disagree when it comes to Cormier, as he has no interest in bickering with one of the sport’s legends, in part because of his size.

O'Malley is a big star and now he will face elite opposition to prove his talent matches the hype

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O’Malley is a big star and now he will face elite opposition to prove his talent matches the hype

Daniel Cormier is one of only four fighters to simultaneously hold two UFC titles

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Daniel Cormier is one of only four fighters to simultaneously hold two UFC titles

“Not real beef from me at least. I love it. We just have different perspectives and opinions, which everyone does,” he said.

“I don’t think there’s anything real there. Besides, he could beat me, I can’t really fight someone who can beat me.

O’Malley will face his toughest opponent yet when he takes on the No. 9 ranked bantamweight contender on Saturday night.

Munhoz has never been stopped in his 26-fight career despite sharing the Octagon with Jose Aldo, Aljamain Stering, Dominick Cruz and Frankie Edgar.

Munhoz has been one of the best 135-pound fighters in years

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Munhoz has been one of the best 135-pound fighters in years

The charismatic American is eager to do better at UFC 276 but understands that might not happen so he is ready for a 15 minute battle.

“He’s the toughest opponent I’ve fought hands down, but I also believe I’m his toughest opponent. I know he’s fought all these legends and former world champions, but I gonna go out there and surprise him,” O’Malley said.

“Me finishing Pedro Munhoz would be massive to me. Beating Pedro would be a big deal, but I really want to go out there and turn off his lights.

“It’s hard for me not to imagine turning off his lights on the first lap. You know, I’m ready for 15 and I’d be stupid to think it’s not 15. There’s a really good potential for it to be 15 minutes.

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