Marlon Vera dismisses ‘Sugar’ Sean O’Malley’s excuses to keep away from preventing UFC legend Frankie Edgar

Marlon Vera has jibed at longtime rival ‘Sugar’ Sean O’Malley, suggesting that O’Malley averted a struggle in opposition to UFC nice Frankie Edgar. O’Malley was anticipated to face former light-weight champion Edgar in a highly-anticipated bantamweight bout at UFC 268 in New York in November 2021.

The O’Malley-Edgar matchup didn’t materialize, nevertheless, as ‘Sugar’ revealed that he wouldn’t struggle Edgar throughout November occasion attributable to excessive taxes in New York. ‘Sugar’ additionally claimed that his coach Tim Welch had a grappling match round that point, including that he’d somewhat accompany his coach than struggle at UFC 268.

In an version of Fight Night Flashbacks with Brendan Schaub, Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera addressed this and said:

“Hunter Campbell called me. He said, ‘Hey, ‘Chito.’ There’s no fight for you right now. Dominick [Cruz] don’t wanna do it. I don’t wanna bring Dominick back, but this is a real talk. Dominick is not available. You have to fight somebody out of the ranks because Frankie [Edgar], we’re giving it to [Sean] O’Malley. And honestly, you already had [Jose] Aldo. Now, we’re giving him [O’Malley] a chance.’”

“Two weeks later, O’Malley goes on Twitter, ‘Oh, I don’t wanna fight in New York, too much tax. My coach has a grappling tournament.’ I was like, ‘This sounds very weak.’ That sounds like you’re avoiding the fight.”

Vera recalled that he instantly contacted the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s CBO (Chief Business Officer) Hunter Campbell and highlighted that O’Malley had tweeted about not eager to struggle Edgar.

Campbell subsequently instructed ‘Chito’ that with O’Malley out, he’d get the chance to face Edgar. Vera ended up preventing and beating Edgar by way of third-round KO at UFC 268.

Watch Vera pontificate on O’Malley on the 20:10-minute mark within the video beneath:


Is a Marlon Vera vs. Sean O’Malley UFC rematch on the horizon in 2022?

The No. 13-ranked bantamweight Sean O’Malley will face the No. 10-ranked Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276 on July 2. Meanwhile, the No. 5-ranked Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera is scheduled to struggle the No. 8-ranked Dominick Cruz within the headlining matchup of the Fight Night card on August thirteenth.

Vera has beforehand confronted archrival O’Malley contained in the octagon, clashing in a marquee matchup again in August 2020. ‘Chito’ gained their showdown by way of first-round TKO after O’Malley suffered a mid-fight leg harm.

Vera has again and again emphasised that he’s the higher fighter, citing the truth that he did certainly beat ‘Sugar.’ Nevertheless, O’Malley has constantly maintained that ‘Chito’s’ win was a fluke.

Considering all of the variables at play, the consensus is that longtime foes Vera and O’Malley may probably conflict in a rematch sooner somewhat than later.

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