The world of mixed martial arts can be ever-changing, and when it comes to the UFC it’s no different. The recently retired Henry Cejudo has been offered a chance to step back into the octagon for the UFC 292 card in what could be a title fight against the current Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling. It wasn’t expected, but the current champion may now have some new competition for his title defense.
In light of this potentially monumental matchup, many have been wondering how Sean O’Malley feels about the whole situation. As one of the top contenders in the bantamweight division, O’Malley was certainly a candidate for a title shot at Sterling. Despite the fact that he is now waiting a bit longer for his title shot, however, O’Malley appears to have nothing but positive remarks about Cejudo and his potential reentry into MMA.
“The fight I kind of wanted anyway,” he stated in an interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto on April 28th. O’Malley also commented that Cejudo has been “offering to step in” and has been trying to make things happen in the Bantamweight division.
These comments from O’Malley are unsurprising, considering his history of having a great respect for the current champion Aljamain Sterling. With regard to the potential matchup between him and the former flyweight king Cejudo, he seems to be taking it all in stride as he waits for his time to come. Regardless of how things shake out in the end, it looks like one of the most exciting fights of the year will be taking place at UFC 292 for the bantamweight title.
The addition of Henry Cejudo to the Bantamweight ranks, regardless of the outcome of the fight, is certainly going to shake things up in the division. With so many talented fighters vying for the title, the UFC fans are likely in for some explosive action in the coming months. There is no doubt that Sean O’Malley’s name will ring out as one of the frontrunners once he gets his shot at the gold - but for now, he seems perfectly content to let Cejudo and Sterling have their moment in the spotlight.