Ilia Topuria praises 'showman' Sean O'Malley: 'I like him, he's doing an incredible job'

by Christina S. Brown
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Sean O’Malley has Ilia Topuria’s respect.

Bantamweight champion O’Malley referred to as out featherweight champ Topuria after he battered Marlon Vera at UFC 299 in March. Topuria dismissed the callout, telling O’Malley to give attention to Merab Dvalishvili first.

Topuria (15-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) hasn’t minced his phrases relating to many UFC fighters, however surprisingly had some good issues to say about O’Malley (18-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC). He acknowledges “The Suga Present’s” star energy and abilities.

“He’s doing an incredible, wonderful job,” Topuria informed Sportskeeda of O’Malley. “He’s turning into larger and larger within the sport. He’s an enormous star in the USA. At the same time as a fighter, I like his struggle model, too – I like his actions. All the pieces he does, he’s a showman. I like him. he’s doing an incredible job.”

Topuria is presently centered on defending his title in opposition to Max Holloway, then a dream struggle with Conor McGregor on the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Spain. O’Malley has shifted his give attention to Topuria’s good buddy and fellow Georgian Dvalishvili for his subsequent title protection.

“El Matador” recollects a quick, however cordial encounter with O’Malley final month.

“We simply spoke as soon as at UFC 300,” Topuria mentioned. “We had a brief dialog. We spoke for about one minute, however he was good to me. He was good.”

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