WATCH: Montanan UFC Fighter Gifts Mom $50,000
Mixed-martial artist "Suga" Sean O'Malley from Helena has had a wild career since being signed to the UFC. He's been a fan favorite since gaining Snoop Dogg's approval fighting on Dana White's Contender Series back in 2017. This article has some details about his rise to getting the opportunity to fight the UFC's number-one ranked bantamweight, a fight he won by split decision. Below are some of his highlights, practically guaranteed to make you a fan:
At the UFC 288 post-fight press conference Dana White said he's targeting a title fight for Sean against the champion Aljamain Sterling this August in Boston, though no official date for this fight has been announced yet. What I'm trying to say is, he's had the kind of success that makes a $50,000 Mother's-Day gift possible.
Not to make you feel like the Mother's-Day gifts you've given are inadequate or something, it truly is the thought that counts. That said, even watching someone present a gift of that caliber can almost make me tear up— check out the video below:
You might not think of mixed-martial artists as being the sentimental, momma's-boy types to do something like this but Sean proves that even fighters can have a soft side. If you're a Montanan, sharing a home state with Sean is a great reason to root for him, but if that's somehow not enough, that video should turn just about anyone into a supporter... besides fans of the current champ, that is.