Sean O’Malley wonders if prospective opponent Cody Garbrandt wants to get his head checked.
On his TimboSugarShow podcast, O’Malley — who no longer too prolonged previously entered MMA Battling’s International Rankings tied for the No. 14 blueprint at bantamweight — shot down a present callout made by Garbrandt in which the inclined UFC champion stated, “I essentially are looking out to whoop [O’Malley’s] ass.”
O’Malley completely pushed apart the matchup, citing Garbrandt’s present string of knockout losses.
“Dude, Cody is no longer getting that fight,” O’Malley stated. “When he stated it, you might possibly well well detect it in his speak, it’s adore (mumbles). Nonetheless that fight’s no longer occurring.”
“It doesn’t assemble sense for him to reveal that,” he continued. “You wonder if that’s CTE. He’s been knocked out 5 times in the closing two years. … He changed into as soon as [the UFC champion]. That fight’s no longer occurring, on the least no longer next. He wants to—it unbiased correct doesn’t assemble sense. It actually unbiased correct doesn’t assemble sense. If you happen to see at his legend. No, that’s no longer next.”
Garbrandt and O’Malley are trending in reverse directions, with Garbrandt having misplaced 5 of his previous six fights by knockout (including a disastrous flyweight debut in opposition to Kai Kara-France at UFC 269 closing month) and O’Malley riding a 3-fight sprint of knockout victories.
Taking a see over Garbrandt’s present legend, O’Malley scoffed on the blemishes. Garbrandt has been knocked out by Kara-France, Pedro Munhoz, and twice by T.J. Dillashaw relationship serve to November 2017.
“You’re telling me that is excellent?” O’Malley stated. “Knockout, knockout, knockout.”
Even though Garbrandt stays a identified commodity among the many UFC and its followers, he is for the time being in limbo because it is unclear whether he’ll assemble one other try and compete in the flyweight division or return to bantamweight. Following his loss to Kara-France, Garbrandt fell out of MMA Battling’s International Rankings into the allotment of warring parties also receiving votes.
O’Malley unbiased correct doesn’t detect powerful upside in a fight with Garbrandt at present.
“I’m going available and knock out Cody, he’s [1-6 in his last seven],” O’Malley stated. “I lose to Cody, I lose to any individual who’s checked out as any individual extra or less who sucks now.”