Sean O’Malley Reacts To Paddy Pimblett’s UFC 282 Win: ‘Everyone Agrees He Lost Momentum’

'Suga' Sean says 'The Baddy' "lost a 100 percent" but could still be a big star if he improves

Sean O'Malley, Paddy Pimblett
Credit: Sean O'Malley, Paddy Pimblett (via YouTube)

Sean O’Malley was convinced Paddy Pimblett lost in his last outing at UFC 282.

English star Pimblett faced Jared Gordon in the co-main event of the final pay-per-view of the year this past Saturday. Gordon connected with some huge left hooks early in the bout but Pimblett managed to recover quickly. Pimblett edged out Gordon by unanimous decision in a close-fought war that many felt could have gone either way.

Sean O’Malley reacts to Paddy Pimblett’s UFC 282 win

In a recent video uploaded on his YouTube channel, ‘Suga’ Sean shared his thoughts on Pimblett’s controversial win over Gordon.

“Paddy Pimblett vs. Jared Gordon, when we all watched it, there’s a bunch of people in the room,” O’Malley said. “I don’t think there was one person that scored the fight (for Paddy), and it’s coming from me, who literally everyone just said that about a couple of months ago. If that’s how people felt watching my fight, I’m like, ‘oh.’”

“Everyone in our building was like, ‘damn, Paddy lost,’ a 100 percent. And then it was a unanimous decision. I thought Paddy won at least one round, and then they announced that I’m like, ‘what?’”

“I really wish I would have rewatched it because I also told everyone after let’s just rewatch it,” he said. “When I rewatched my fight against Yan, I’m like, I won that. So maybe I have to just rewatch it, and maybe I can see it differently. But in the moment watching that fight, I don’t know. Then Paddy was yelling, ‘Dana, 50 Gs.’ Then Dana was like, ‘yep, Fight of the Night.’”

O’Malley says Pimblett could still be a big star

‘Suga’ Sean believes Pimblett has the potential to be a big star and could still make it despite the slowed momentum.

“If Pimblett continues to win, he will be a huge pay-per-view star but right now, we’ll see how that pay-per-view did and that will determine kinda how big of a star he is right now. It didn’t look like the same in the US when he walked out compared to the O2 or wherever in England because they kinda panned out when he was walking out; still looked hype but it didn’t look like it when they were in England.”

O’Malley shared his take on Pimblett’s beef with Ariel Helwani

O’Malley weighed in on Pimblett’s ongoing dispute with renowned MMA journalist Ariel Helwani.

“That pi**ed me off. Well, not p*ss me off but it was annoying. It’s weird because usually after a fight, people’s stocks rise. I feel like everyone kind of agrees that Paddy lost some momentum. When you start making money first, like people are probably going, ‘hey, I’ll give you a thousand bucks to do an interview.’ Then, Ariel is like, ‘hey, you want to do an interview?’ He’s like, ‘I’m getting paid to do this sh*t.’ It’s weird. That’s like if we invited someone to the podcast and they’re like, ‘hell yeah, I’ll come on the pod.’ Then they message us back like, ‘hey, are you going to pay me?’ Like what? No b**ch.”

Sean O’Malley is coming off the biggest win of his career over Petr Yan. As the current top contender, a title opportunity is likely on the horizon for the budding prospect.

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