Photo: Sean O’Malley gets face tattoo of UFC championship win

Sean O'Malley commemorated his UFC title win with a face tattoo.

By: Anton Tabuena | 4 weeks ago

After Sean O’Malley knocked out Aljamain Sterling to become champion at UFC 292, he said he would get a face tattoo to commemorate the victory.

“I might get ‘champ’ on my face somewhere,” O’Malley said during the UFC 292 post-fight press conference.

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Sean O’Malley gets face tattoo to celebrate UFC title win

The new champion actually pushed through and quickly got it done a few days after his milestone victory. Check out the photo of his new ink below, which shows “CHAMP MMXXIII” and a crown tattooed on his forehead.

Sean O’Malley’s next fight?

O’Malley has a lot of options for his first title defense, but he did note how he would prefer if it would be a rematch with Marlon Vera, who also won at the same UFC 292 event.

“Did Chito win? Was it boring? Probably. I’ll whoop Chito’s ass in December in Vegas at T-Mobile,” O’Malley said.

He implied that he could change his mind though.

“Chito was acting like he earned a title shot. I think he even tweeted he was the most exciting bantamweight, which is just bonkers. I don’t know how he sees that. He needs to settle down a
little bit, cause I do have options,” O’Malley told TMZ.

“Henry, I pretend like that’s an option, realistically it’s not. He lost his last fight. Alexandre Pantoja, the 125 lb champ, throwing my name out there a little bit. That’s an option. Merab’s an option. I might just wait for Cory [Sandhagen] if Chito’s gonna act like he earned a title shot.”

O’Malley’s sole career loss was to Chito Vera at UFC 252.

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Anton Tabuena
Anton Tabuena

Anton Tabuena is the Managing Editor for Bloody Elbow. He’s been covering MMA and combat sports since 2009, and has also fought in MMA, Muay Thai and kickboxing.

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