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Sean O'Malley Turns Down UFC 268 VS Frankie Edgar

Sean O'Malley is 14-1-0, the dude is 5'11" and 135 pounds, making him one of the lankier bantamweights. This dude is an incredibly explosive fighter who's straight forward kicks and punches come at his opponents lightning fast. He's recently been a huge topic in the UFC world and recently turned down a November 7th bout in New York City against Frankie Edgar.

According to Sean the reason he turned this bout down was because of New York's tax rates, and he prefers to fight in Las Vegas. - “I said what I said on ‘The BrOMalley Show,’ I got into some trouble. I had a conversation with Sean Shelby a couple days after in person, in Houston at the fights. We’re good now. He didn’t like what I said. I didn’t like what he said. I feel like I’m in a position where if you want me to fight in New York, and I don’t want to fight in New York, I’m not gonna fight in New York. I’m in that position, and I had that conversation, and we’re good now."

“But yeah, I got offered a fight in New York against Frankie, and I said if Frankie wants to get whooped, he can get whooped in Vegas in December, a month later. They want Frankie to fight in New York, so they gave him Chito. Getting the Suga Show against Frankie would’ve been a great fight for me, but I’m not too worried about it.”

"I haven’t been offered anything. I just told them, ‘Hey, I want to fight in December,’ and they’re pretty good about when I say this is when I want to fight, obviously in Vegas. No names right now. To be honest, I don’t want to accept any fight. I don’t even care to be offered a fight until my hands are 100 percent. It’s mostly my right hand, my knuckle. It’s a little swollen; it still hurts. I don’t want to accept a fight until I can at least punch Tim’s hand without it hurting, so Dec. 11 is still about 15 weeks, so we should be good, but we’ll see.”

"Who will it be? Dominick Cruz? Could be, I don’t know. If he wants to fight in December in Vegas, I would love to dance with him. I don’t think it will be Dominick, I don’t think he’ll take that fight. I don’t think that’s a fight that he wants. But if it is, then yeah, that would probably be next. If not, I don’t know, and to be honest, I don’t really care if it’s a top-10 guy, a top-15 guy, a bum on the street. I’m gonna get paid the same. Whoever I beat up, I’m getting paid the same. Don’t care.”

O'Malley has made it very clear in his interview with The Schmo, that he's here to fight anybody and not gonna pursue climbing ranks anymore than a guy off the street if he gets paid the same. Who do you think O'Malley should fight next?


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