Sean O’Malley calls out Henry Cejudo as Aljamain Sterling steps down from UFC 285 bout due to bicep injury

The UFC has currently become so big that replacements are becoming readily available in the event of the cancellation of big matchups. The Aljamain Sterling vs Henry Cejudo matchup got canceled recently but ‘Sugar’ Sean O’Malley has already offered to step in and face the former two-division champ.

Aljamain Sterling had extremely controversial victories against both Petr Yan and T.J. Dillashaw. The Petr fight was dubbed as robbery by many MMA fans and fighters alike while Dillashaw was injured in the very first round. The ‘Funkmaster’ was pretty satisfied with his own performance but fans couldn’t come to acknowledge his wins properly.

The fight against Henry Cejudo was a proper opportunity for Aljo to silence all the haters. ‘Triple C’ had not only managed to capture the belt in two separate weight classes, but he also managed to win gold in the Olympics. While many don’t like the ‘Messenger’s cringe antics, it is hard to deny his skills.

Sugar Seon O’Malley on the other hand, was getting built up by the UFC as one of the next big fighters. Sean was performing rather nicely against fighters at the bottom of the rankings. But the hype train came to a staggering halt during the fight against Petr ‘No Mercy’ Yan. Most spectators, analysts, and fighters alike thought the fight should have gone in the Russian’s favor but instead, the victory was handed to O’Malley.

The SugarShow was aware of the negative public perception of him and wants to clear his name by taking on Cejudo. With the Sterling fight canceled, Henry might be interested too.

What is going on top of the Bantamweight Division?

Aljamain Sterling recently wrote on Twitter, “I fought 2x and did 2 training camps with this partially torn bicep tendon, to keep moving the division for the fans and the UFC. Now it’s time to properly address it. I’ve stated this before AND after the last fight. When is it fair for athletes to look after their bodies?”

Meanwhile, Henry responded positively to Sean O’Malley’s callout,

Who will you favor in a Henry vs Sean matchup?


Amir Khosru

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