Over the course of his career, all Sean O’Malley has done is win. A near-perfect record of 14-1 is impressive. His record isn’t disputable. As a result, O’Malley warrants top-dollar contracts because of his reputation. To this date, he hasn’t seen the money that he deserves.
Sean “Sugar” O’Malley isn’t scared of the competition. To be the best you have to beat the best. Three fights remain on his current contract and he’s being underpaid. A couple of big fights could be on the horizon that could sway the UFC to pony up a pretty penny to retain his services.
Throughout his career, the UFC has given him a strong platform. In the end, the pay just isn’t what he expects to be making for his dominance. O’Malley deserves top compensation for his work at 135 pounds.
Sean O’Malley Needs a Pay Increase
“If I’m going to make the money I’m making right now, why go up there and fight the toughest guys in the world? Why not fight these three fights not fighting the toughest guys in the world, renegotiate my contract and then make real money fighting real guys,” O’Malley questioned. “I have three more fights on my contract and we’ll see where it goes. I’m just going with the flow.”
For a man of his stature in his weight class, he couldn’t be more truthful. At the end of the day, everyone knows he’s most likely the top draw at 135. O’Malley’s work at 135 needs proper compensation. Unfortunately, fans could be missing out on a chance to watch O’Malley compete with the best in the sport.
“I feel like I’m the main draw at 135. I’m the biggest name at 135. There are a lot of sweet, sweet, interesting fights at 135 that I’d love to be part of. Obviously, I want to be paid fairly. I really want to fight these three fights out and then start talking big names,” he said. “I don’t think I should be main-eventing for the money I’m making right now.”
Ultimately, the UFC needs to increase O’Malley’s pay. A significant pay raise should be in order. That’s if O’Malley can continue his dominance throughout the duration of his remaining contract.
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