Sean O'Malley Calls Khamzat Chimaev "Not Smart"

Khamzat Chimaev
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Khamzat Chimaev and Sean O'Malley seem to have an interesting relationship. One day, it seems like these guys enjoy being in each other's presence, but on other days, they truly hate each other. We don't really have an accurate representation of what is going on between the two, and we likely never will.

O'Malley Praises Chimaev's Fighting Ability

Sean O'Malley did praise him for how good of a fighter he's going to be at 170 and 185, continuing his dominance at both of those weights throughout his career. However, he'd ended up making some other interesting comments they made it seem like he didn't really like the guy at all.

“He’s a problem at 170 and 185,” said O’Malley. “I don’t know why he doesn’t just go up to 85. If he’s as good as he says he is, which he is. The first time, didn’t he do the towel thing? Missed weight, but did the towel and lost five pounds real quick. Then comes in and misses weight. The thing is, he said he could have made weight. Do we believe that or no?”

But He Doesn't Think He's Very Smart

In a recent interview, Sean O'Malley had some pretty hurtful things to say about Khamzat, and it will certainly cause a stir the next time these two see each other.

“I don’t know if there was a language barrier there or if he’s just not smart,” said O’Malley.

O'Malley Explains Making Weight

Sean O'Malley did have some interesting comments, however, about making weight. It really puts into perspective how hard it is sometimes to make weight at some of these events, so it adds more substance to what's going on with Khamzat.

“You feel like you’re body, the last couple minutes in the hot tub or in the hot bath, your heart rate’s high,” said O’Malley. “You feel like you’re dying. If you close your eyes too long, you gotta open your eyes to make sure you’re alive. It’s scary. Cutting weight is f*cking scary, so I’m sure if a doctor came in and checked on you, he’d probably be like, ‘yeah, you can’t make weight.’ So I don’t know what happened. It was so weird. I wish we knew the exact details behind that because he said the doctor’s made him start drinking water.”

Not The Right Thing To Say

Despite Sean O'Malley making some interesting points about making weight and giving some praise to him, this was truly not the right thing to say, and it would be best if he issued an apology.

Jon is a Penn State University graduate that majored in journalism and minored in sports studies. Jon was a member of the D1 baseball team before injuring his shoulder. He's an avid fan of the Milwaukee Bucks and enjoys writing about various different sports.

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