Sean O’Malley Picks Conor McGregor To Beat Kamaru Usman, Khamzat Chimaev, Colby Covington

Sean O'Malley

UFC bantamweight contender, Sean O’Malley has picked former two-weight champion, Conor McGregor to beat the trio of welterweight standouts, division champion, Kamaru Usman, former interim champion, Colby Covington, and the undefeated, Khamzat Chimaev – quite surprisingly. 

O’Malley, who currently sits at #12 in the official bantamweight pile, is currently riding a three-fight winning run after suffering his first professional loss – most recently turning in a dominant first round knockout win over Raulian Paiva.

Sean O’Malley suffered his sole professional loss in a first round knockout defeat to Marlon Vera

The Montana native added Paiva to a run of prior knockout successes against recent UFC Vegas 50 feature, Kris Moutinho, and the promotional alum, Thomas Almeida. 

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Yet to book his return to the Octagon, O’Malley aggravated a hand injury in his one-sided knockout win over Paiva last December, but is targeting a summer return – should recuperation and recovery allow. 

Speaking on his podcast recently, O’Malley broke down the aforenoted, Chimaev’s UFC 273 outing against Gilbert Burns – picking Chimaev to handily overcome Burns, but insisted that if McGregor was to feature against any combination of Chimaev, Covington, or Usman – at any weight, he would beat them all.

“I think (Khamzat Chimaev) vs. (Kamaru Usman), if he’s as good as, like, boom, he does beat (Gilbert Burns), that’s a very interesting fight,” Sean O’Malley said. “There’s one man, though, that can take all those motherf*ckers out. Conor McGregor. Any weight, any time, any place. I think he beats Kamaru, ‘C*mshot” (Khamzat Chimaev), and (Colby Covington).” 

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Expected to make his Octagon return in the fall, former undisputed featherweight and lightweight champion, McGregor has been sidelined since July of last year where he fractured his left tibia – resulting in a first round doctor’s stoppage TKO loss against former interim titleholder, Dustin Poirier

McGregor has thrice competed at the welterweight limit during his UFC tenure – landing a pair of victories against Donald Cerrone and Nate Diaz, as well as dropping his first Octagon defeat against the latter back in 2016.