A star was “upset” with color commentator Joe Rogan‘s comments during their fight at UFC 260 last month.
March 27 marked a major comeback for UFC bantamweight “Sugar” Sean O’Malley, earning a showstopping third-round KO of Thomas Almeida during the event’s main card. It was O’Malley’s first bout since suffering the first loss of his professional MMA career.
And according to Sugar, he’s not happy with Rogan’s assessment of how he lost that fight.
O’Malley lost via first-round TKO to Marlon “Chito” Vera last August at UFC 252. O’Malley’s leg was comprised courtesy of Chito’s low kick and it led to O’Malley being finished by ruthless ground strikes.
Appearing on a recent episode of Food Truck Diaries with former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub, O’Malley outlined his issue with Rogan’s commentary at UFC 260. Sugar believes Rogan put too much emphasis on Chito’s leg kicks. O’Malley maintained that he landed the bigger blows to his opponent’s lower half and that it was the toe of Vera that affected the nerve of his leg, something that “hasn’t happened since.”
“I was very upset with Rogan’s commentary on my fight,” O’Malley said via MiddleEasy.com. “He was just saying how Chito kicked my leg off me, beat my leg up. You go watch that, I kick his leg way harder, way more than he kicks mine.
“Like if you watch the fight, I watched it a lot, in slow motion, where he kicked my nerve… I know how to defend a leg kick. A lot of people, going into that (Almeida) fight, that was the big thing, ‘Thomas is going to kick his leg.’ I know how to f****** defend a leg kick. I know how to check, I know how to pull out.
“When I was fighting Chito, I pulled out, and literally his big toe hit that nerve and I got dropped,” O’Malley added. “Joe said ‘It happens all the time, it happened to Michael Chandler.’ It doesn’t (happen all the time). It hasn’t happened since my fight.”
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