Sean O'Malley eyes rematch with Marlon Vera for bigger payday after UFC 292

Sean O'Malley is the charismatic bantamweight contender. He is a firm believer in his dual goals of championship glory and securing his financial future.

Sean O'Malley in a file photo [Image Credit: Instagram@sugasean]
By Mohit | Aug 17, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Sean O’Malley is the charismatic bantamweight contender. He is a firm believer in his dual goals of championship glory and securing his financial future. As he gears up for his clash against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292. O’Malley has already set his sights on a potential rematch that promises both redemption and a bigger payday.

While O’Malley’s primary objective is to capture the championship. He is fully aware of the business aspect of the fight game. During a media day discussion, he candidly expressed his intentions for his next steps after UFC 292. O’Malley revealed that a rematch with Marlon “Chito” Vera is on his radar and he firmly believes that this fight would be the more lucrative option compared to facing higher-ranked opponents like Merab Dvalishvili.

O’Malley’s rationale is simple He is a prizefighter. His choices are driven not just by rankings but also by the financial potential of each matchup. When evaluating the potential showdowns, O’Malley poses a straightforward question: “Who makes more money — me versus Merab or me versus ‘Chito’?

Sean O’Malley eyes rematch with Marlon Vera for bigger payday after UFC 292

While Dvalishvili may be ranked higher and boasts an impressive winning streak. O’Malley doesn’t view him as a big-money fight. In fact, he shared an amusing anecdote about a past encounter with Dvalishvili,. When he mistook him for a staff member due to his lack of recognition.

The situation is vastly different when it comes to a rematch with Marlon Vera. O’Malley and Vera’s first fight ended in controversy with Vera securing a victory after O’Malley suffered a leg injury. O’Malley doesn’t consider the outcome a true defeat and he is eager to rectify that in a rematch. He is confident that a second clash with Vera would generate significant interest and excitement among fans.

The rematch needs to happen,” O’Malley asserted. He believes that the fight would capture the attention of fight enthusiasts and critics alike. Especially considering the unresolved nature of their initial encounter.

Despite his eagerness for a rematch, O’Malley acknowledges that timing is essential. He recognizes that the rematch should take place when the circumstances are right. For O’Malley, it’s not just about redemption it’s about seizing the moment and delivering an epic showdown that fans will remember.

Before a rematch can materialize, Marlon Vera has his own battle to contend with. He is set to face Pedro Munhoz at UFC 292. O’Malley is hopeful for a Vera victory, aligning with his desire for a rematch down the line. However, O’Malley also admits that he has a sneaky suspicion that the Vera-Munhoz fight might not play out as the war some anticipate.

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