UFC bantamweight standouts Sean O’Malley and Cody Garbrandt engaged in a heated exchange on social media on Friday evening.
The war of words started after O’Malley replied to a Garbrant video interview on Twitter and suggested that the former 135lbs champion was running from the division.
‘No Love’ had recently revealed his intentions of dropping to down to 125lbs for a title fight opportunity against newly crowned flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo, a move that Sean O’Malley considers to be a cowardly act.
Cody Garbrant obviously took exception to O’Malley’s comment, as he responded with the following message for the budding star.
Don’t worry kid I’ll be running both divisions by 2021 hopefully by that time you’ll fight someone in the top 15…. https://t.co/SBD9f4WoKv
— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) August 1, 2020
“Don’t worry kid I’ll be running both divisions by 2021 hopefully by that time you’ll fight someone in the top 15….”
Sean O’Malley fired back by suggesting that he hopes ‘No Love’ doesn’t get knocked out at “strawweight”, this because it would take away from his KO victory when he himself puts Cody to sleep.
I hope you don’t get knocked out at strawweight because it won’t look as good when I knock you out. Good luck. https://t.co/5qdLq6L0oH
— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) August 1, 2020
“I hope you don’t get knocked out at strawweight because it won’t look as good when I knock you out. Good luck.”