Conor McGregor tries to make amends with Sean O’Malley over criticism: “I do actually like Sean”

By Harry Kettle - May 22, 2024

UFC superstar Conor McGregor has tried to explain some of his recent remarks regarding Sean O’Malley.

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In recent weeks, we’ve heard a fair bit from Conor McGregor. That’s no surprise, given that we’re getting closer and closer to his return against Michael Chandler at UFC 303.

One of his rants was directed towards Sean O’Malley. It led to a response from ‘Suga’, who was somewhat surprised to hear criticism come his way from the Irishman.

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Now, McGregor has used a recent live stream to clear the air and explain himself.

McGregor explains O’Malley situation

“You know, I like Sean O’Malley, I do actually like Sean. I just seen the disrespect of [Ryan] Garcia… it just reminded me of a situation with Sean, and he kind of got caught in the crosshairs. He also said something like he’d beat me, not in his wildest dreams. But I do like Sean.

“I had spoken to Sean at a football stadium, I think it was in California. I bumped into him at a football stadium and he was being influenced by this influencer boxing approach, where it’s pick and choose your matches, and be very careful who you match. He was saying he wouldn’t fight people above his category.

“I went and seen him when he was in this mode, and I said to him, are you the best, are you the world champion? Because if you’re the world champion, who cares who it’s against? Fight everyone and anyone at any given moment. Since then he fought Petr Yan, Chito Vera, Aljamain Sterling. He showed it. I was happy with that.”

“O’Malley, he has been nice to me. I know I motivated him to probably take up this career, as I done to many people. We’ll figure it out. We’ll take off the gloves and fight b*tch, and we’ll figure it out, and we’ll see then what’s what.”

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