Marlon Vera has reiterated that he has no interest in a rematch with Sean O’Malley following his upset TKO win over ‘Suga’ in the UFC 252 co-main event.
Vera has branded O’Malley who, headed into UFC 256 was one of the most hype prospects in the world, a cheap, China-made version of UFC superstar Conor McGregor.
“Let’s be real,” Vera said during a recent interview with TMZ Sports (h/t BJPenn.com). “There is no big money in the rematch (with O’Malley). First thing, he’s not Conor McGregor. Conor McGregor or Nate Diaz, that’s money. Whoever fights Conor McGregor, that’s money. (Sean) O’Malley is just a lower version of Conor McGregor. He’s a China version of him. He’s made in China. He’s fake. He’s not the same.”
“There’s only one Conor McGregor. “There’s only one Chito Vera. There’s only one Jose Aldo. Once you try to be someone else, you will never be yourself and you will never be able to become what you want to be. If you ask me, there’s no money in a rematch. I won’t get paid any more money if I fight his ass. Don’t get me wrong. Dana White told me, ‘You never refuse a fight’. They know I never refuse a fight. So if they come with a date to fight him or someone else. I’ll take it. I like to make money.“
Vera went on to call O’Malley a ‘cry baby’ b-tch and, despite his harsh words, said he doesn’t ‘care about the guy’ anymore.
“The guy (Sean O’Malley) is a cry baby,” Vera explained. “He’s a little b*tch. He’s a b*tch once, you’re going to be a b*tch forever. I don’t care about the guy. He was talking all of this crap. If you can’t back it up you better change your game.”
Vera will return to the octagon to take on former featherweight champ Jose Aldo in his highest-profile fight to date at UFC Vegas 17 on Dec. 19. UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal, which will feature Aldo vs. Vera as the co-main event, will take place at the UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas.
About the author