Sean O'Malley believes it's a 'lose-lose' for Paddy Pimblett to fight Tony Ferguson



by ARYAN LAKHANI

Sean O'Malley believes it's a 'lose-lose' for Paddy Pimblett to fight Tony Ferguson
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The upcoming lightweight clash between the well-known, unranked opponents has caused a huge debate in the MMA community. The UFC bantamweight champion Sean O'Malley is amongst the many who believe there's more for Paddy Pimblett to lose than to gain from his upcoming match against the UFC veteran Tony Ferguson.

However, that is not entirely true, as a win will allow Paddy Pimblett to fight against other well-known opponents from the competitive lightweight division, and who knows, a win could lead to him fighting against someone from the top 15 or top 10 next.

It's definitely not a lose-lose; the problem is that fans have lost faith in Tony Ferguson, and they think he's not a credible opponent anymore, so they assume anything associated with him is also a major blunder. "Fall down seven times, rise up eight".

Similarly, Tony fell down six times, he will rise up seven times. Anything can happen. A comeback is always greater than a setback.

Sean O'Malley on Tony Ferguson vs Paddy Pimblett

Recently Sean O'Malley uploaded a video on his YouTube channel, reacting to the upcoming lightweight fight between Tony Ferguson and Paddy Pimblett.

"Initial reaction, I'm like, 'Goddamn, that's a lose-lose for Paddy,'" O'Malley said as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. "You go out there and beat Tony, who's really good but on a six-fight losing streak. So if you beat him, you're not going to get credit for beating Tony Ferguson.

You're not going to get credit for beating a guy you should beat him, but it's a dangerous fight. It's not that easy of a fight. It's going to be a tough fight. Tony could 100 hundred percent win this fight. Now you're coming off a loss to a guy – I mean, at least it's still T-Ferg, but it's like, is it T-Ferg? I don't know".

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