Sean O'Malley is in the third main card fight of a PPV? Sage/Page redux?

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  1. Phisher

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    http://www.ufc.ca/event/UFC-222?f1=Sean-O-Malley&f2=Andre-Soukhamthath

    This dude is 23, totally unrefined and just went life and death with a journeyman in his UFC debut. Now, he's facing a guy that I had to look up on fight finder in a match up that should be on the Fight Pass portion of a Fight Night.

    Yeah, I know that UFC 222 is a shitty card that fell apart after Holloway dropped out, but this kid has no business on a PPV main card.

    Why does Dana keep doing this shit over and over again? The guy has a hard on for pushing unproven gimmick fighters while shitting on (or completely ignoring) established contenders/champions.
     
  2. MadDogMahoney

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    I think maybe they hope for it to be a good stand and bang bout. Good for casuals and most hardcores.

    Edit: Just looked at the card and there are 3 bouts on the main that are less deserving.
     
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  3. Bboy

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    I'm assuming this is a Calvin Kattar/Shane Burgos situation where both are relatively unknown but the bout promises to be entertaining as hell. Both dudes will most likely stand and trade the whole time.
     
  4. ritchest_eva

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    It’s cuz this dude will slug it out and it’ll be a fun fight he’s flashy and young. I think he has some potential time will tell how good he’ll be but who else on that card is worth anything over them haha it’s a crap card
     
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    I like O' Malley. He's from my home state, and has an exciting stand up game. I have only seen like 4 fights from him, but he looks promising (haven't seen a whole lot of his ground game.)

    With that said, Dana is horrible at picking out talent. He seems to usually only sign people (on looking for a fight or DWTNCS) who produce flashy knockouts, and will mug for a camera. I understand that from a business side, but too often his picks come and lose.
     
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    Frankie vs. Ortega.
     
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    Asian sensation is a live dog

    +250 plus in some places

    Guy Is a legit striker should probably be 3-0 in UFC ( 2-1 at worst ) and finally let his hands go against Saunders and finished him
     
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    You gotta try and build some stars at some point.
     
  9. ritchest_eva

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    Yaaaa that’s the comain Sean isn’t the comain lol what other fight down the card should be over Sean fight at 3 none really might as well hype up this kid and see what he’s got
     
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    You asked what was worth anything over them. I answered. I gave you The Answer.
     
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    Irish last name, CHECK. Stupid chest tattoo, CHECK
     
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    Nothing new. They did the same with Calvillo and her first two fights. Kalindra Faria and Mara Romero Borella got the Main Card treatment too.

    It's new. I like it. Like Boxing, it's a good way to showcase younger fighters. Plus they are less likely to pullout and ruin the Main Card like an aging vet would and usually does.
     
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    Sanders*. Everyone finishes Saunders and Jouban will do the same
     
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    Wrong Guy / Not even close to the same weight class -- Luke Sanders not Ben Saunders

    Im referring to Luke Sanders Who was 11-1 and had never been finished by strikes

    He dropped Perez 3x too --- O'Malley striking defense hasn't looked that guy at +250 good value on Andre
     
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    Why do you care . Bitch bitch bitch lol
     
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    Jon Jones was UFC champ at 23 years old in the LHW division. All these young fighters really put Jon Jones' GOATness in perspective.
     
  17. YOLOGOGOPLATA

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    The dude has nice hands, but that's about it... and his body doesn't exactly give me confidence that he's ready for the grind of a pro MMA career... 5'11/135? come on son
     
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    I was wondering the same. I recently saw a interview with Dana where he was hyping up the card and he mentioned the Cyborg and O’Malley fights before he mentioned Ortega and Frankie.
     
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  19. jm814

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    Why do people still complain about stuff like this? The ufc owners are in it to make money. Of course they're gonna push guys that have a personality and that fans might get behind. I'm sure if he fails to perform he won't be on too many more main cards
     
  20. McGeezle

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    Yeh that's what I just said
     

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