Rising UFC bantamweight Jack Shore would love the opportunity to steal the stage from Sean O’Malley.
Knowing the kind of attention O’Malley generates, Shore said he would definitely welcome a matchup with the 27-year-old. In conversation with Andrew Whitelaw from Sportskeeda MMAshore said:
“Obviously everyone … I know some of these guys were screaming after the Sean fight because it’s technically the money fight in our division. So it would be nice to be the guy who steals a little from the spotlight. But again, let’s focus on right here, get the win and see what the possibilities are after that.”
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One of the most popular fighters on social media, O’Malley has established himself as a draw despite his relatively low ranking. The up-and-coming star already has a big goal on his back.
Jack Shore predicts a possible clash with Sean O’Malley
Aside from the opportunity to garner some attention, Jack Shore thinks he’d present an interesting clash of style and personality with Sean O’Malley as well. The Welshman told Sportskeeda MMA:
“Me and Sean are going to be a good clash of styles. A clash of personalities. I don’t know what’s going to happen to him, if they’re going to trace it back with Pedro or maybe give him a top 10 guy’ but I’m always here, I’ve always come. I’ll fight anyone and I like his fighting style and it was going to be a fun fight. But like every damn guy in the division, too.” “
‘Sugar’ was recently embroiled in a controversial no-contest ruling during his fight with veteran Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276. The Arizona native accidentally poked Munhoz in the eye, rendering the Brazilian unable to continue fighting.
Talks of a rematch began shortly after the fight, but O’Malley insisted his opponent didn’t deserve it, believing he had faked the eye injury.
For now, however, a potential O’Malley matchup will have to wait while Shore prepares for a clash with Ricky Simon. The pair of up-and-coming bantamweights will fight on Saturday’s preliminary card of UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez at the UBS Arena in Elmont, New York.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/mma/news-he-s-money-fight-division-jack-shore-aims-steal-sean-o-malley-s-limelight-near-future?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda Jack Shore aims to steal Sean O’Malley’s limelight in near future