- Sean O’Malley thinks Aljamain Sterling will probably submit Henry Cejudo
- “Suga” admitted he doesn’t like waiting for too long but is confident he’s set for title contention
Despite his split decision victory over Petr Yan at UFC 280 being deemed as controversial, Sean O’Malley remains confident he’s already set for a title shot and the only question now is when. With the UFC believed to be handing Henry Cejudo a crack at bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling in his return, “Suga” shared his prediction.
“Fat drunk” Henry wouldn’t stand a chance
Speaking to Michael Bisping on “Believe You Me” podcast, O’Malley pointed out that nobody really has an idea about how fit Cejudo has been in his inactivity. Therefore, “Suga” thinks there’s a great chance Sterling would submit “Triple C” in his return.
“To be honest I think Aljo probably submits Henry,” O’Malley predicted. “Who knows how hard Henry has been training these last few years, he had a baby. He clearly wasn’t in good shape. Everytime you saw him in the fight, he looks like a fat drunk So, I don’t know. I think Aljo probably choke him.”
Sean could wait but not for too long
Looking at the current UFC bantamweight division, it appears that O’Malley, who is sitting at the No. 1 spot is indeed set to become a title contender sooner rather than later. He has no problems waiting for the official announcement of the looming Aljo-Cejudo fight, as it would be a huge risk to be impatient and fight someone else. However, O’Malley also admitted that he doesn’t like waiting for too long.
“I’m in a tricky position… When you’re at the top of the division, it doesn’t really make sense to fight, I’m guaranteed a title shot,” O’Malley explained. “Aljo and Henry still have to be announced, so I’m kind of in that position like do I have to be smart? Like I’ve done in my entire career and wait for those two dorks to fight or do I risk it and go fight someone else, which is wouldn’t be the intelligent thing to do… I don’t really like sitting around too much.”
“I don’t know what’s taking so long for them to book that fight,” he added.
Sterling previously announced that his next title defense will be against Cejudo and a potential date is being targeted in March. Cejudo, meanwhile, already proposed his fight with “Funk Master” to be the co-main event of another looming title fight, Francis Ngannou vs. Jon Jones.
As for O’Malley, it is likely that he would be standing by and see how things would play out.