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Alexandre Pantoja particulars the time he “smashed” Sean O’Malley in sparring


UFC flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja claims he smashed Sean O’Malley after they sparred years in the past.

Alexandre Pantoja and Sean O'Malley

Pantoja and O’Malley have spoken about their sparring prior to now, as each have completely different variations of what occurred. Nonetheless, forward of his flyweight title protection at UFC 301, Pantoja says he smashed O’Malley in sparring, and it was so unhealthy ‘Suga’ wouldn’t ship the Brazilian the sparring footage.

“Proper now the champion for the bantamweight division is Sean O’Malley. I’ve some historical past with (O’Malley). I sparred with him like 6 years in the past for my first UFC combat, and he stated some unhealthy issues about that. That’s loopy as a result of he recorded the sparring, and on the finish of the coaching, I stated ship to me the video, so I can see your coaching. He by no means handed the coaching for me. And I requested (his good friend) ‘Are you able to discuss together with your good friend to ship the video’, and he stated to me ‘hey, he’s not gonna ship to you bro you smashed him.’ He’s not going to ship it to you, that’s okay,” Alexandre Pantoja stated to the New York Publish.

Though Alexandre Pantoja says he smashed Sean O’Malley, he says he isn’t fascinated by going as much as bantamweight proper now. As a substitute, he says he has large fights forward of him at flyweight previous Steve Erceg at UFC 301.

“I by no means suppose to go as much as the bantamweight (division) as a result of it (doesn’t) make sense for me,” Pantoja stated. “I’ve large opponents for combating (at) flyweight… I’m the flyweight champion, he’s the bantamweight champion. That’s good historical past. However, like I stated, I’ve an enormous line to combat within the flyweight (division).”

Pantoja says the plan if he defeats Erceg at UFC 301 is to face Muhammad Mokaev subsequent outing.

Pantoja enters his UFC 301 title protection with a 27-5 document and is on a five-fight successful streak. He’s coming off a choice win over Brandon Royval to defend his belt for the primary time.

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