- Sean O’Malley gave his opinion on UFC’s plans to put together Paddy Pimblett and Ottman Azaitar for UFC London
- O’Malley’s response comes shortly after Pimblett shut down talks of a fight between the two
Two of the hottest prospects in the UFC have been exchanging verbal jabs over the last few months. Fans have been fervent in their demand for a fight between Sean O’Malley and Paddy Pimblett. Despite the many attempts to develop this showdown, Pimblett shut down talks when he ruled out the possibility of facing O’Malley.
Sean O’Malley reacts to Pimblett’s fight news
Recently, there have been talks of UFC’s plans to put together a fight for Pimblett to feature on their upcoming card in July. For UFC London, Ottman Azaitar has emerged as the frontrunner for a showdown with ‘The Baddy’.
In a recent episode of the Bromalley podcast, co-host Daniel O’Malley brought up the news of Ottman potentially fighting Pimblett next. As Daniel talked about how Ottman is being considered the “real deal” and a true test for Pimblett, Sean O’Malley shared his thoughts on the recent developments.
“Dude, I’m excited for that. I gotta go look at that Ottman, Ottman guy. 13 and 0, dude’s probably prospect. I wonder if there’s any beef there or that’s just who UFC offered him or like how that went down.”
“Well, he’s 32 and he’s 5’7″ so I think maybe Paddy liked that fight. We, taller guys, like us, like fighting shorter guys, you know what I mean? Interesting matchup there”
Pimblett shuts down talks of a fight with O’Malley
Paddy ‘The Baddy’ is regularly probed by fans on social media to compete against ‘Sugar’ Sean. Given the rise in popularity of the Englishman as well as the buzz O’Malley has been able to generate, a fight between the two will be huge.
In an appearance on Brendan Schaub’s Food Truck Diaries, Paddy Pimblett shut down all talks of the dream matchup due to the 20 lb weight difference between them. Pimblett is known for gaining a significant amount of weight after his fights. A move down to featherweight will be extremely hard to cut for the 27-year-old.
Although O’Malley could move up to 145 lbs, he’d still need to gain another solid 10 lbs to match Pimblett’s stature after an intense weight cut. Whichever way their careers may progress ahead, exciting fights seem to be certain in the future.