Sean O’Malley lifts shocking lid on Conor McGregor’s decision to fight Michael Chandler for UFC comeback later this year

Sean O’Malley has been compared to Connor McGregor by many for his flamboyance in the octagon. It is only natural for Sean to give his two cents on McGregor on his comeback. The UFC bantamweight fighter feels that Conor is a shrewd individual when it comes to selecting opponents and he doesn’t consider the Irish as a risk taker.

What does Sean O’Malley think of the Connor McGregor and Michael Chandler match-up?

McGregor is making a return to the octagon against Michael Chandler. Sean thinks that choosing Chandler is part of the plan that ‘Mystic Mac’ always had.

‘The Notorious’ calculates his win potential well, is what Sean feels. ‘Sugar’ thinks that McGregor’s whole career was forged on this very specific strategy.

While this may come off as a dig at the Irishman, Sean was actually full of praise. In his own podcast BrOMalley, the bantamweight fighter expressed his admiration towards McGregor. He also explained that Conor had the right to choose his opponents by his own parameter. And he does that every time.

The Irish maverick does not pick fighters whom he thinks will be unbeatable. Sean thinks that McGregor makes decisions based on whom he can hand a loss over to, “He’s very fucking smart, he’s like – I know I can beat this guy, I’ll fight this guy.”

McGregor is set to face Chandler, against whom he is squaring off in season 31 of TUF. However, McGregor expressed his intentions to move up a weight class. He challenged Chandler to a welterweight fight, which Chandler responded to affirmatively.

McGregor wanted to fight at 170 pounds. He also expressed his desire for the welterweight title shot after this fight.

He also expressed his desire for the welterweight title shot after this fight.

In contrast with McGregor’s recent career path, O’Malley has had a fair share of success. He is currently riding in the high of four consecutive wins in the fights that were contested. He has a stellar UFC record of 16-1-0. 11 of which came by knockout. One of O’Malley’s most noteworthy wins will have to be his victory against Petr Yan, which was his last fight, back on October 22, 2022.

O’Malley has been a long-time admirer of McGregor. Despite seeming like backhanded compliments, O’Malley was appreciative of McGregor’s strategy for his stardust. And like ‘The Notorious’, he will likely return to the UFC octagon to reportedly fight against the victor of the Aljamain Sterling Vs Henry Cejudo bout.


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