Sean O'Malley isn't too bothered about what people think of him after being called a 'little pothead' by Paddy Pimblett during a recent appearance on MMA On Point.
The 26-year-old made good on his UFC debut with a knockout finish of Luigi Vendramini on Saturday night.
"I’m like, ‘Lad, he’s well lighter than me'.
"But he’s a bit of a b-------, isn’t he? Hurt his ankle and blamed his loss on that.
"He’s a little pothead, so hats off to him lad, he's still getting s--- done well, he's stoned half the time, so well in Sean O'Malley.
"But I do reckon you're a tool."
However, Pimblett did hold his hands up and admit that he is a fan of the Suga Show.
"He's got crisp strikes, he's got good stand-up, but as soon as he gets put in there with a decent grappler, he's just going to get beat," he added.
"He's alright with his fans, isn't he, you know what I mean, I don't like people who don't interact with fans, I think they're a-------, you know what I mean, so the fact that he does makes me like him."
In response, O'Malley insisted there was no hard feelings as he claimed Pimblett's trash talk on social media was just a tactic he employed to keep him in the public eye.
When Tim Welch asked O'Malley about Pimblett's comments on his podcast, he said: “Yeah, I didn’t know he was talking s--- about me. That’s not very nice.
“Maybe he just knows that talk bad about me, it’s publicity.
"He said I had bad grappling. I wonder why people just assume I have bad grappling.
"So it’s just weird that some people just assume that because I’m a good striker I must be a bad grappler.
"He ate a left hook from hell. Clean left hook. Ate it.”News Now - Sport News