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Newly-crowned Sean O’Malley warns Marlon Vera over trash talk: ‘Settle down or I’ll pick Henry’

“Suga” threatened to oust Vera from a potential Bantamweight title fight if the challenger wasn’t respectful enough.

Settle down back there or Sean O’Malley will turn this title fight around and go directly home ...

That’s the threat that “Suga” made on the latest episode of his YouTube show after he didn’t like the way Marlon “Chito” Vera has behaved since UFC 292, which took place this past weekend (Sat., Aug. 19, 2023) inside TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

O’Malley won UFC’s Bantamweight belt in “Beantown” with an impressive second round technical knockout of Aljamain Sterling (watch it here). Following the fight, he said he was interested in a quick turnaround, and suggested “Chito” as his first defense. Vera holds a win over O’Malley from 2020, although “Suga” has always said it had more to do with a leg injury than anything Marlon did (full details here).

For the record, Vera was the one who injured O’Malley’s leg before stopping him with vicious ground-and-pound.

“Chito” was also fighting at UFC 292, earning a unanimous decision victory over Pedro Munhoz in the opening bout of the pay-per-view (PPV) main card. He is more than ready to face O’Malley.

“Send me contact ok,” he tweeted. “Fighting for a world tittle [sic] very soon,” another read. “I’m the most exciting bantamweight on planet earth!” he declared, a reference to O’Malley calling him boring. And to top it off, he wrote “Shut up you white trash piece of s—.”

O’Malley wasn’t a fan of the trash talk, and reminded Vera who was in the driver’s seat for future Bantamweight title fights.

“You need to f—ing settle down ... or I’ll pick Henry Cejudo,” O’Malley said on the TimboSugaShow. “And don’t think that I don’t have the power to f—ing pick who I want to fight right now. So, you better f—ing go on Twitter, say, ‘Daddy, will you fight me?’ And I’ll f—ing think about it. You need to settle down acting like you call the shots right now.

“I’ll go box Gervonta [Davis],” he continued. “I’ll fight Henry. I’ll wait for Cory [Sandhagen]. You need to chill out with your f—ing ugly ass outfits.”

A “Suga” vs. “Chito” rematch is definitely the money fight, but O’Malley doesn’t seem too hung up on winning a rematch. At UFC 292’s post-fight press conference (watch it here), he summed up his mindset on the subject.

“When I count my record of 18-0 now, that ‘Chito’ fight is not even on there,” he said. “It’s nothing. The Suga State Athletic Commission completely cleared that of everything. That fight never even happened.”

While we’re pretty certain O’Malley vs. Vera is next, the timeline for it happening is unclear.

Indeed, UFC has big fights lined up through the end of the year, and O’Malley came into UFC 292 pretty banged up. Given how hyped the promotion clearly is about having “Suga” as champion, we doubt it wants to rush him into his first title defense.

In fact, if we were betting types, we’d expect to see the “Suga Show” return sometime in early 2024.

For complete UFC 292: ‘Sterling vs. O’Malley’ results and play-by-play, click HERE.

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