What Does Henry Cejudo Think About Sean O’Malley?
Henry Cejudo has expressed how he feels about Sean O’Malley.
O’Malley has become popular in a short period of time. Many believe that he has star potential but some have questioned his heart. O’Malley suffered a leg injury during his bout with Marlon Vera that led to a TKO loss. It was the first defeat in O’Malley’s pro MMA career.
Cejudo, who has gotten into a war of words with O’Malley in the past, appeared on the Real Quick with Mike Swick podcast and shared his viewpoint on O’Malley’s ability to take punishment (via Bloody Elbow).
“I’ll be honest with you, I actually like the kid. In some way I’m hating on him, in some way I like him. I’m weird like that. I wish the kid the best, but I also think that he thinks he’s better than what he really is. Even though he’s got the gifts, he’s got great distance, great demeanor, great fakes. Watching those like very subtle. I look at all these minor little details but he hasn’t been built to freaking last. He hasn’t been through a war. You can give the pain but can you take the pain? That’s the difference between somebody like Sean O’Malley and me. Does he have better striking than me? Probably because of his length and his range, makes him a little dangerous. But you’ve just got to be the full package.”
Cejudo retired from the sport of MMA following his TKO victory over Dominick Cruz at UFC 249. He has teased making a return several times. “Triple C” has said he wants a sizable payday and a crack at Alex Volkanovski’s UFC Featherweight Championship if he’s expected to make his way back inside the Octagon. UFC President Dana White has said on several occasions that he considers Cejudo to be retired, therefore no plans are in place for him.