Sean O’Malley admits: ‘Petr Yan is one of my favorite fighters'



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Sean O’Malley admits: ‘Petr Yan is one of my favorite fighters'

It’s hard to stay indifferent when you watch Petr Yan fighting. The interim UFC bantamweight champion is truly a spectacular fighter. His technically sophisticated boxing, which is followed by incredible pressure, are his main qualities, but the Russian is a versatile fighter who manages all segments of MMA.

A great match was given to us by Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen last weekend as part of the UFC 267 event. In the end, "No Mercy" celebrated, although "Sandman" has nothing to regret, he did his best. One of the fighters who commented on Yan's excellent performance is Sean O'Malley.

The 27-year-old UFC fighter also performs in the bantamweight category, and although he often calls out Yan and shoots at each other on social media, "Sugar" does not hide how much he enjoys Yan's performances.

'' He's probably one of my favorite fighters to watch in the UFC, '' O'Malley said in the latest episode of his TimboSugaShow. Sean O'Malley also gave a brief comment on Yan's main qualities.

It is clear that everyone sees boxing as one of his main qualities, but "Sugar" points out something else. '' Adaptability is one of his greatest strengths. Sure, boxing too, but the way he adapted after losing the first round to Sterling and the first round against Sandhagen."

"He also lost the first round to Jose Aldo. In a way, it’s cool. It’s nice to watch it all. All this gives us better tactics and strategy, because Peter and I will fight one day, and it will be a huge match. "

Yan vs Sean

By the way, Sean was hoping to get a chance against Yan in the fight for the temporary belt, even though he is currently unranked.

Sandhagen was ultimately a fairly logical choice and, despite the defeat, justified the trust of the promotion. O’Malley was quite confident in lobbying for his place in the fight against Yan. ‘The fight between Yan and me is going to happen.

Can you imagine an unranked fighter becoming a champion? I will jump from any number (in the ranking) to the title of a champion because I would put the Russian to sleep in the first round." "I don't think he'll give me that fight.

The biggest fight would be between me and Peter, '' Sean said at the time, also in his podcast. There’s a lot more work ahead of O’Malley before he gets a chance for such a big match. In the twelfth month, on December 11, Sean is waiting for a match against the dangerous Raulian Paiva.