Sean O’Malley has stated his belief that UFC color commentator Daniel Cormier wants him to lose, and it’s prompted a response from the former UFC double-champ.
“I think DC and I get along, but it is what it is. I think he truly, deep down, wants to see me lose. For whatever it is,” O’Malley said on his podcast.
Just a week earlier O’Malley had actually been on Cormier’s ESPN podcast and had brought up the fact that he was frustrated with the way DC called his fights, in particular the fact that he repeatedly focused in on ‘Suga’s only UFC loss to date – a TKO defeat against Marlon Vera.
DC had appeared to squash the beef between them by telling O’Malley that in a way it was a compliment since the fact that he’d been hurt by a leg kick in that fight was one of the only times he’d appeared to show any sign of a weakness that he could discuss during the broadcast.
However, judging my O’Malley’s latest comment he still believes DC is a hater, and it’s prompted a response from the man himself, who thinks the rising star has misjudged his level of interest in how he does in the Octagon.
“It doesn’t really make me feel anything because the reality is like you said Ryan, my accomplishments are all on my own,” Cormier said on his podcast with Ryan Clark. “I don’t care enough about Sean O’Malley to care if he wins or loses because like you said, it doesn’t really affect me. I like the kid, I think the kid’s a fantastic little fighter, I think he’s tough. But the reality is, I got eight championship belts at home. I got eight championship belts at home, Ryan Clark.
“It’s crazy when we mistake popularity for putting you on the level with someone else. The reality is I don’t care if Sean wins or if he loses. I don’t want to see a man lose. I think that he’s good for the sport. I think him winning does things for the sport.
“But I do believe that he uses this to serve as a bit of motivation, right? Everybody always goes; you need haters in order to propel you forward. So I think he’s trying to make me that but the reality is I don’t really care all that much because again, I have so many championships at home.”