UFC bantamweight star Sean O’Malley has been embroiled in a war of words between Conor McGregor and Petr Yan.
‘Suga’ has apparently expressed his support for Conor McGregor and followed Petr Yan on Twitter. Sean O’Malley has suggested that McGregor doesn’t have to worry about the “little dudes” of bantamweight, adding that he (O’Malley) will look after them.
Conor McGregor recently responded to a tweet in which a Twitter user listed his top five boxers in the UFC. Yan and McGregor were both on the list. ‘Notorious’ weighed in on the tweet and highlighted that he had out-boxed everyone on the list except Yan.
The Irishman added that Petr Yan is good but would easily beat him if they had to fight. McGregor’s tweet read as follows:
“I have outboxed 3 guys on this list! There is no one even remotely close to my boxing in the ufc. Dustin also only got hits after the damage to the leg. Everyone has been fooled by me if we get out of boxing. Yan is still good, I like his style. I’d tear him apart in that shell though. “
Not one to overcome, Petr Yan responded to Conor McGregor by tweeting:
“Conor, we all know you like to talk, but let’s get right to the point if you really want to box or fight, I don’t care about weight or regulation. I bet you won’t introduce yourself @TheNotoriousMMA “
Sean O’Malley has now entered this back and forth online. O’Malley addressed Conor McGregor in his tweet and said:
“@TheNotoriousMMA let me take care of these little dudes.”
Conor McGregor is likely to make his long-awaited return in 2022
Conor McGregor suffered a gruesome leg injury in his trilogy against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July. McGregor lost the lightweight bout via TKO in the first round and is now in a two-game losing streak.
Regardless, Conor McGregor has vowed to come back stronger than ever. ‘Notorious’ worked hard for his recovery and was seen working hard in recent training videos.
McGregor has even suggested potentially switching to welterweight and or even middleweight when he makes his long-awaited comeback in 2022.
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Meantime, by Sean O’Malley the next bout will be the bantamweight match against Raulian Paiva at UFC 269 on 11 December. Petr Yan, the current interim UFC bantamweight champion, is expected to face UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling in a title unification match in early 2022.