Sean O’Malley is rising impatient as he awaits phrase on the following UFC bantamweight title combat that’s alleged to happen between reigning champion Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo.
Each Sterling and Cejudo have acknowledged that they’re anticipated to conflict in early 2023 with O’Malley doubtless getting the winner after he earned a hard-fought cut up resolution over ex-champion Petr Yan.
Sadly, the UFC nonetheless hasn’t introduced that Sterling vs. Cejudo is official and O’Malley can’t assist however query why.
“It drives me loopy,” O’Malley mentioned on his TimboSugarShow podcast. “Why is that this not occurring? I don’t assume it’s a cash factor. I don’t. The UFC would say ‘all proper, subsequent man.’
“It’s not a cash factor, for my part. UFC mentioned right here’s what you’re going to make. Henry actually retired as a result of he wasn’t getting paid sufficient and now he’s broke and needs to come back again. He’s coming again to make the identical quantity. Aljo’s not going to receives a commission extra. He’s not a draw. That’s simply details. That’s not me throwing pictures. Aljo would say the identical factor. He’s like ‘yeah, I’m not a draw, I don’t have followers.’ He is aware of. Everybody is aware of.”
Regardless of his considerations, there have been no indicators that the UFC has run right into a roadblock making an attempt to e-book Sterling vs. Cejudo for the primary quarter of 2023.
Based mostly on his social media accounts, Sterling is at present on trip in Jamaica for the vacations however he’s beforehand said that he anticipated to face Cejudo in March.
Nonetheless, O’Malley is getting pissed off as he awaits phrases on the combat being made official as a result of he expects to face the winner when he returns to motion subsequent yr.
“Is it a weight factor?” O’Malley mentioned. “Is it an harm lingering? What’s it? I’ve obtained to resolve this. I’m hiring a non-public investigator to observe them each round.”