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Midnight Mania! Cody Garbrandt beefs with ‘softest dude on the roster’ Sean O’Malley

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Welcome to Midnight Mania, where Bantamweight beef is almost always on the menu!

Tonight’s entree is courtesy of Cody Garbrandt and Sean O’Malley, who are once again jawing at one another on Twitter. It’s been several months since the knockout artists last exchanged words, but time has done little to cool hot tempers.

When Garbrandt took a shot at Jake Paul and his attention-seeking antics, O’Malley took the opportunity to mock the former bantamweight champion.

Naturally, Garbrandt did not take the insult lying down. Instead, he attacked O’Malley’s durability and labeled the strike “soft,” undoubtedly referring to O’Malley’s pair of ankle injuries. One of those injuries cost O’Malley his first professional defeat to Marlon Vera, sending him from the Octagon on a stretcher.

When O’Malley responded with the simple request of “fight me,” Garbrandt promised to end things violently.

Recently, Cody Garbrandt was set to challenge Deiveson Figueiredo for the Flyweight title, but COVID-19 and various long term health consequences delayed that bout. “No Love” was initially looking to rebook that fight for the title at a later date, but Figueiredo’s “Fight Of The Year”-worthy draw with Brandon Moreno will likely result in a rematch.

As such, Garbrandt has shifted his focus to Henry Cejudo and now O’Malley.

Meanwhile, O’Malley is still on the sidelines since his first pro loss, and it remains to be seen who he’ll face in his return.

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