Last Saturday night in Las Vegas, Sean O’Malley got back into the Octagon for his highly-anticipated clash with Pedro Munhoz. While many felt as if this was going to be O’Malley’s toughest test to date, there was still some real confidence behind the idea that he could pick up the biggest win of his career.
Unfortunately, after a tough first round, ‘Suga’ accidentally poked Munhoz in the eye with the referee eventually deciding that the 35-year-old would be unable to compete.
The fans in attendance couldn’t help but boo but upon reflection, that was definitely the right course of action.
Then, backstage, O’Malley was involved in even more drama after Henry Cejudo opted to interrupt an interview he was having with BT Sport.
Cejudo: “I’d love a tune up. What do you say precious?
O’Malley: “Serious? You’re good to go now, huh?”
Cejudo: “I’m good to go. When would you wanna bend the knee, at what time? Because I think you absolutely suck.
O’Malley: “What do you weigh?”
Cejudo: “Go ahead, carry on with the interview.”
O’Malley: “That guy is cringe-y, nobody takes that dude serious.”
You may not like him, but Cejudo certainly knows how to get people talking.
Could it happen?
Now that Cejudo has re-entered the USADA testing pool, he’s ready to start preparing for an imminent return to the cage.
He’s made it clear that he wants to go after both the bantamweight title and the featherweight title, confirming that his desire is to become the first ever three-weight world champion in UFC history.
O’Malley may want to run the Munhoz fight back if he’s able to get cleared in the next few months but right now, it’s all still up in the air.
Cejudo probably has enough star power to warrant him being shoved straight back into a shot at the 135-pound crown but Aljamain Sterling has his hands full with TJ Dillashaw. If he wants to return and shake off any ring rust, the UFC may decide to strike while the iron is hot after all.