As I sat down to go over fight tape for this weekend’s UFC event between Alexander Volkov and Curtis Blaydes, I decided to hop on my YouTube page and search some tape on Max Rohskopf when a new recommended video popped up on my feed. It was an interview Theo Von did with Sean O’Malley for his “This Past Weekend” podcast which I highly recommend to listen to.
Over the course of the interview, you can see that Sean has this innate ability to call his shot and has the utmost confidence in the octagon for whomever his next opponent may be. The king of the curls as I like to refer him as sees how he can last a lasting impression in the sport not only for the short-term but long-term as well by being known as the greatest to ever do it. So far, so good because he has no manager, is able to negotiate his contract in a way that he feels he is justly compensated for and wants to fight as frequently as possible. He has all the makings of a star in the sport and is even learning from the best as he watches trash-talking compilation videos from Chael Sonnen and Conor McGregor and if you want to learn how to talk trash, those are definitely the people to look up to.
However, my biggest co-sign for this interview is that he didn’t shy away from a fight with Merab Dvalishvili or any wrestlers for that matter but said it had to make sense. Now that is a wise mindset to have because as his star continues to rise, the last thing you want is a Georgian bulldog to wrestle you down and control for 15 minutes straight.
This guy is the future of the UFC, it is not a matter of if but rather when, because when the “Suga Show” arrives make sure you tune in, because like an early episode of The Simpsons, this is can’t miss television.