Sugar Sean O’Malley, still having trouble with accepting the fact that he lost to Chito Vera. Blaming his loss on the fact that his ankle brace was too tight pre-fight, so he had his coach loosen it, causing a phenomenon called “drop foot”!
– Foot drop sometimes called drop foot, is a general term for difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. If you have foot drop, the front of your foot might drag on the ground when you walk. Foot drop isn’t a disease. Rather, foot drop is a sign of an underlying neurological, muscular, or anatomical problem. Sometimes “foot drop” is temporary, but it can be permanent. If you have foot drop, you might need to wear a brace on your ankle and foot to hold your foot in a normal position.- ( from The Mayo Clinic)
O’Malley had this to say during one of his recent videos: “Did he win? Yes. Am I undefeated? Yes,” Mentally, I’m 12-0. I didn’t lose shit. I was dominating that fight, I felt superior in there until my foot gave out”
O’Malley was doing good work in the fight no doubt, just like former UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier was winning his second fight with Stipe Miocic until he wasn’t. There have been plenty of fights where one fighter was dominating, and then something happened and that fighter lost. Whether it be an injury, or getting caught, at the end of the bout, like DC, O’Malley lost. It doesn’t matter what the fighter was doing prior to losing, at the end of the day they lost, that’s it, case closed!
Whether O’Malley ever admits it, or not, the beginning of the sequence that ended his fight, and his undefeated record started with a calf-kick from Vera. From there on, O’Malley wasn’t the same he was physically and more than likely mentally compromised as well and Vera did what any fighter would do, finished his opponent, convincingly.
O’Malley stated he is 12-0 mentally. Well if he didn’t lose shit as he so eloquently stated, then mentally he should be 13-0 right? O’Malley is talented, and more importantly still young in his career, his future is as bright as his multi-colored hair. However, “Sugar” or “Suga”, (depending on who you are speaking with) Sean O’Malley may need to change his nickname to “Salty” if he doesn’t learn another important skill for an athlete, humility.
Christopher James has been in the MMA industry for 15 years, Working as a ring announcer for promotions like the XFC, Island Fights, Combat Night and Fight Nights Global during his career. Chris’ love for the sport and the athletes that partake in it led him to writing and doing face to face interviews with the athletes he admired and respected. Chris isn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination, he has his own style, and takes pride in not being a “cookie-cutter” member of the media. Unique and sometimes controversial takes are what he brings to the table, forcing folks to think a little differently about the world of MMA. He also has a love for music as he has been a dj for 25 years and his love for music gets brought to the MMA world when he gets his guests to sing on his weekly show Cage Side with Christopher James which can be seen Wednesday nights on FACEBOOK LIVE, and soon via podcast.