Off the back of his return to the win column at UFC 260 on Saturday night against Thomas Almeida, polarizing bantamweight contender, Sean O’Malley has expressed his interest in a possible co-headlining tilt against former two-time division titleholder, Dominick Cruz on July 10th. at UFC 264.
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In response to Cruz’s interest in a potential showdown, O’Malley shared the same sentiments — even going one further and floating the idea of a co-headlining bout at UFC 264 on July 10th. — with is currently targeted by the UFC to feature a main event clash between two-time foes, Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor.
“The second after you fight the question is, who’s next?” O’Malley said during a recent interview on the Pat McAfee Show. “I heard Dominick Cruz texted Chael Sonnen saying he wanted that fight. So, I don’t know if Chael got a prank text from a fake Dom or if that’s real. That’s a potential matchup.”
“I know Dustin Poirier tweeted the other day, July 10th., so I think I’m a pretty good co-main event type dude,” O’Malley explained. “Dustin (Poirier) vs. Conor (McGregor), Suga vs. Dominick, I don’t know, that makes sense, that might be it. July, we’ll see. I definitely want to get in there a couple more times this year.”
While O’Malley returned to the winner’s enclosure over the weekend, former WEC and UFC bantamweight pacesetter, Cruz rebounded from his Octagon return title challenge loss to Henry Cejudo in May of last year, to take a unanimous decision victory over Casey Kenney at UFC 259 on March 6th. — scoring his twenty-third professional victory.