Suga Had Something Sweet To Say
Consider O’Malley impressed with Covington. On Monday, the UFC star would recap the main event, giving his two cents on the heel’s performance.
“Dude, it’s so impressive what Colby has done,” O’Malley said on his podcast. “He just had to stick with it because no one f*cking likes him— still not a ton of people like him. He’s more of a star now. He was more of a douche bag and not a star, but now he’s a douchebag/star.
“I’m not saying douche bag because I think [he is one], I actually enjoy watching him. He’s a character. He’s pound-for-pound one of the best, even though he has lost to Kamaru [Usman]. He still has to be up there. He put on a dominant performance, it was actually a really sweet fight.”
While O’Malley thinks Covington’s shtick can be cringe, he says it works.
“God, some of it is very cringey but there is some of it that is good. Unlike Henry [Cejudo] where it’s only cringey, so it doesn’t come across. Colby is cringy but sometimes it hits and it’s funny, so it works. And he goes out there and backs it up,” O’Malley added.
Matchmaking for Masvidal
As for what is next for Covington’s opponent, O’Malley thinks Masvidal should fight the other Diaz brother, Nick, or of course, Conor McGregor.
“Nick Diaz would be sick as f*ck. What about Conor? I feel like that would be sweet. Conor is walking around at 190 something, his coach said he’s not fighting at 155 anymore.
O’Malley doesn’t have a fight booked for 2022 yet; however, he has expressed interest in fighting on UFC 274, which is scheduled to take place in his new home of Arizona.