- Sean O’Malley imagined Henry Cejudo getting mad at him as he knocked Aljamain Sterling out at UFC 292
- “Triple C” claims he presents a better case of becoming “Suga’s” next opponent
Reigning UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley is certain Henry Cejudo was not pleased with how he was able to handle Aljamain Sterling and even knocked him out at UFC 292.
Henry is Mad
During a recent interview with Michael Bisping, “Suga” slighted Cejudo’s wrestling abilities, claiming he did what “Triple C” failed to do on Sterling at UFC 288. O’Malley also speculated that Cejudo tuned in on his title fight with Aljo and he could imagine how “mad” “Triple C” was seeing him finish the guy he couldn’t beat.
“He couldn’t take me down and I’ll teach Henry [Cejudo] whatever he wants to know cause he took Henry down four times. There’s just levels to wrestling and I’m above Henry, statistically speaking… That little dude gets so fired up, just the fact that Aljo couldn’t take me down, I know Henry watches it and just gets so mad,” O’Malley said.
Sean could make anybody look Terrible
O’Malley also pointed out that it’s one of his unique abilities to make any good fighter look terribly bad once they step inside the Octagon. According to “Suga,” it’s basically what happened with Sterling, who is regarded as an exceptional wrestler coming into their title fight.
“Going into all my fights, I know I’m capable of making whoever I fight look bad, whether they’re really good or not, I’m capable of making people look bad,” O’Malley boasted. “And I think that comes from my speed. I always attribute my speed to my success. Aljamain Sterling was not expecting me to be as fast as I was. It drives me crazy when people are like, ‘Why didn’t he try to wrestle?’ I’m standing like 42 feet away from you and still being able to hit you and these guys can’t get in on me. It’s not as easy as trying to grab my leg. And people are like, ‘Why didn’t he try to wrestle more?’ He couldn’t. That was one hundred per cent his goal, it was no secret what our game plans were, I executed mine better.”
“And you know when he did get me up against the fence, I outwrestled him, in a sense,” he continued.
O’Malley is still weighing in his “options” for his first title defense but as expected, Sterling already called for an immediate rematch. On the other hand, Cejudo suspects that the UFC will not grant “Funk Master” his wish and suggests that O’Malley pick him instead as they could sell a much better storyline.