With the anticipation surging for the upcoming UFC 292 showdown between Sterling and O'Malley, Sterling recently expressed his confidence on Twitter, taking a dig at O'Malley.
Scheduled to take place at the TD Garden Arena in Boston on August 19th, O'Malley is set to compete for bantamweight glory against Sterling in UFC 292. Considered by many as his biggest challenge yet, this highly anticipated showdown will pit 'Suga' against the unrivaled bantamweight champion, who has impressively defended his 135-pound title on three separate occasions.
Aljamain Sterling and Sean O'Malley have been engaged in a heated social media feud over the past few months, showcasing their animosity towards each other. The latest development occurred when 'Funk Master' took to Twitter to deliver a clever jab at 'Suga'.
Drawing inspiration from the historic Boston Tea Party of 1773, Sterling boldly pledged to execute a takedown on O'Malley that would mirror the iconic historical event. By doing so, he subtly insinuated that the 28-year-old lacked the merit to hold the title. Sterling's tweet read:
"Unfortunately, I can’t be a 'Suga' Sean fan on August 19. I’ll be recreating 1773 history, dumping Suga on his head for the Boston Tea Party of 2023. “Taxation, without representation” meets “No Gold, without earning it."
Having recently secured a highly contentious split decision victory against Petr Yan, Sean O'Malley enters his upcoming fight with an unblemished record in his past five matchups. Conversely, Aljamain Sterling boasts an extraordinary nine-fight winning streak and most notably defended his title against Henry Cejudo at UFC 288.
In a recent analysis, Michael Bisping, the former UFC middleweight champion, shared his perspective on the much-anticipated title fight between Aljamain Sterling and Sean O'Malley. Bisping acknowledged that O'Malley hasn't experienced the intensity of a spotlight or challenge quite like this before.
There is no denying that 'Funk Master' stands as one of the most accomplished bantamweight champions in the history of the UFC. He holds the record for the most consecutive wins in the division and has successfully defended his title more times than anyone else. A victory over 'Suga' would elevate him to the top spot for the most total title defenses in the division's storied history.