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Sean O’Malley believes he’s undefeated and ready to “kick back” in UFC 260 with Thomas Almeida

Sean O'Malley celebrates his knockout victory over Alfred Khashakyan in their bantamweight bout.

Sean “Sugar Show” O’Malley recently announced via his YouTube Channel and with an interview on ESPN MMA that he’s working hard for his return in UFC 260. After a red hot start to 2020, O’ Malley saw his hype ended after a first-round defeat to Marlon Vera at UFC 252.

O’ Malley who recently became a father, claims that he wanted to win badly before the birth of his child. However, his loss to Vera meant that he wasn’t able to accomplish that.

When asked about how he felt after his first loss and how he coped with it, he simply replied, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” He then went on to explain to Ariel Helwani (ESPN MMA) why he still claims to be “undefeated” even after admitting that it’s turned into a joke.

It wasn’t a calf kick,” he says, reflecting back on that night. He claims that Marlon inadvertently hit a nerve whilst attempting a calf kick. “Literally his big toe hit my perineal nerve,” he explains as he says that it resulted in him getting drop foot, effectively ending his night.

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A New Mindset for Sean O’Malley

While he thinks that he remains “undefeated” as he was unable to properly showcase his skills, he also claims to be mentally undefeated and ready to “kick back” against Thomas Almeida in UFC 260.

O’ Malley feels that a lot of people don’t like his confidence, and says that people still message him and give him hate. He feels that he lost due to a freak accident but thinks that his resolute mindset will propel him forward. “Freak accidents can happen, so I’m going to focus on Thomas.”

Sean O’Malley, 26, is currently 4-1 in the UFC (12-1), will be looking to get back into the win column in the bout. “I’m healthy. I feel good. I’m so excited for this fight” he says, as he goes on to explain how he expects his fight with Thomas Almeida to go down.

 Sean O'Malley punches Andre Soukhamthath during UFC 222.

Sean O’Malley punches Andre Soukhamthath during their bout on UFC 222 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credit: Getty Images)

Almeida (22-4), started his career off in a similar fashion to Sean O’Malley. However, after losing three straight bouts, it is clear that the Brazilian has hit hard times of late. In his last fight, he lost to a unanimous decision to Jonathan Martinez as well.

Naturally, both the fighters will now be looking to come back to winning ways. With UFC 260 fast approaching, the showdown will be one to lookout for.

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