Sean O’Malley isn’t worried about losing to Petr Yan.
When the UFC 280 fight between O’Malley and Yan was announced, many fans believed the fight was too onesided in Yan’s favor and thought O’Malley had no chance to beat the former UFC champion.
Yan beats O’Malley 95/100 times and he gets hurt the other 5
— b (@FuzzyLogicBrock) July 20, 2022
comeon guys Petr Yan beats Sean O'Malley 11 times out of 10, what you talking about? 👊
— grizzly bear 🇺🇦 (@KhabibsBrother) September 27, 2021
I do think Yan beats O’Malley but respect to Sean. He’s stepping up in competition, good for him.
— #BeatNotreDame (@the1stmimzee) July 20, 2022
While speaking to ESPN, O’Malley says he’s okay with losing to Yan because he believes he will be world champ one day.
“The closer the fight gets, the more confident I’ll become. I’ll get back to camp, get dialed in, get back to sparring, get back to eating perfect, sleeping perfect, just getting everything dialed in,” O’Malley said to ESPN. “I’m just gonna get more confident as the fight gets closer. Then fight night, I’m gonna win that fight. Every fight that I go into, I’m okay with losing. I’m not attached to I have to win this fight. I’m gonna be a world champ someday, 100 percent. I’ve never been scared of losing, so I think the closer the fight gets, the more confident I’m gonna become.”