Sean O’Malley told who he wants to see as McGregor’s next opponent. UFC lightweight prospect Sean O’Malley believes that in the future, the former champion of the promotion in two divisions, Conor McGregor should meet the current lightweight title holder Charles Oliveira in the octagon.
In his interview with Helen Yee Sports, Sean O’Malley was asked who the Irishman should fight when he makes a comeback to the UFC. ‘Suga’ responded by saying:
“155 I think is a good weight class for Conor McGregor. I mean Chandler, Gaethje, all those guys are such tough fights, I think one of the better fights for him would have been Oliveira but he’s not gonna get that fight. Maybe Dustin beats Oliveira, and Oliveira vs. Conor (could happen). I’ve no idea. I guarantee whoever he fights, I’m gonna be excited for it,” said Sean O’Malley.
Conor McGregor is currently recovering from an injury. He is not allowed to return to the octagon until January 2022.
The former UFC champion in two divisions recently provided an update on his injury, where fans saw him on his feet for the first time after surgery , after UFC 264.
“Today is a momentous day!!! I walked for the first time since surgery. Bearing 50% of my big body weight!
I also done it in the brand new “Irish Green” Virgil Louis Abloh’s! A long way to go yet but a massive personal boost for me today! Thank you all for the continued support everyone God bless, happy Saturday” – Conor McGregor wrote on his Instagram.
Being a fan of McGregor, O’Malley is gutted that he doesn’t have a picture with ‘The Notorious’ despite competing on the same card as him at UFC 264.
Telling an incident where he missed the chance of getting a picture clicked with McGregor, O’Malley said:
“Me and Conor still haven’t got a pic. I’d seen him at the club, and we’re like, probably from me to the door”, O’Malley said, pointing at the door. ‘Suga’ continued, “What is that, like, 20 feet? We’ll say 20 feet. And he had a lot of security around him and a lot of people around him. So, I couldn’t get up there. But I stood there.”