Sean O’Malley would entertain being a coach on The Ultimate Fighter, but not until he becomes champion.
UFC bantamweight title challenger Sean O’Malley is one of the biggest stars in the UFC. Since coming onto the scene following his win on the Dana White Contender Series, O’Malley has been rising up the rankings. His unique look and exciting fighting style have made him a fan favorite, and now that he is on the precipice of winning his first UFC title he could be looking out for more.
The television series called The Ultimate Fighter is a great way for fighters to get into the UFC. Newcomers and veterans are battling it out this season on The Ultimate Fighter 31 for a UFC contract. O’Malley skipped this process and got into the UFC on The Contender Series. However, he could be open to the idea of coaching TUF one day but under one condition.
Sean O’Malley believes he would make a great coach on The Ultimate Fighter
Sean O’Malley thinks he has a lot to bring to The Ultimate Fighter house and has a lot to teach the fighters on the show. However, he wants to be champion first before any of that happens. He spoke about this on his YouTube channel
“It would be fun because I would bring the team, I’d bring Tim, I’d bring Tankini, I’d bring Brandon, I’d bring the team and I think that would be fun,” he said. “But for me I feel like coaching obviously I want to be champ. I would want to be, I feel like I have a lot to teach that’s not necessarily just fighting. Preparing for fights, I feel like I do it better than anybody in the game.”
O’Malley will be taking on champion Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292 on August 19 in Boston. With a win, he will find himself holding his very first UFC belt and could be in the driver’s seat of his career. He is one of the more popular fighters as previously mentioned and as champion, he will most likely be able to call the shots. Whether that be fighting Sterling again in a rematch, facing one of the other contenders, or possibly coaching The Ultimate Fighter. Many great fighters and future Hall of Famers have coached the show in previous years.