Sean O’Malley Wants To Be Free Agent After UFC Contract Expires
One of the most iconic bantamweights of the UFC plans to be a free agent once his UFC contract expires.
The 26-year-old fighter thinks he deserves to be paid more money if he fights top contenders. He believes that he is a “money” fighter, and will discuss the offers from every promotion while being a free agent.
“I could probably renegotiate a contract right now with the UFC, but then I don’t get offers from other places. And I’m not necessarily looking to leave, I’m not necessarily looking to go other places, but we’ll see what other opportunities present themselves,” O’Malley said.
O’Malley (14-1) has been dubbed a creative and fantastic striker with his reach and calculated timing.
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But critics say he doesn’t fight against real strong fighters. Instead, he chooses easy fights and keeps adding knockout victories to his record.
MMA fans have requested matchups against fighters like Petr Yan or Cody Garbrandt.
In the UFC, he fought seven times and suffered a loss only once. He suffered a leg injury during after the loss.
In 2021, he already fought twice and earned two KO and TKO victories. The last time he defeated Kris Moutinho was via 3rd round TKO. This fight was awarded as “Fight of the Night” because of O’Malley’s combinations and the toughness of UFC debutant Moutinho.
“I really do plan on staying with the UFC. I think I belong in the UFC. But also if I’m going to get offered twice as much money to go do something else — I love boxing,” O’Malley said.
“We’ll see where it goes,” he added.