Video: What did you make of Sean O’Malley crashing UFC 288 main event?
The MMA world hadn’t even digested Aljamain Sterling’s successful title defense over Henry Cejudo before the fight promotion began for the division’s next championship matchup.
After an aggressive invitation from Sterling, next title challenger Sean O'Malley entered the cage at UFC 288 in Newark, N.J. with a red jacket a la “Thriller” that Michael Jackson would be proud of.
As O’Malley and Sterling barked, the jacket came off. That’s when Sterling’s teammate Merab Dvalishvili stole O’Malley’s jacket and broke the internet in the process.
After the verbal skirmish nearly turned physical, UFC president Dana White expressed regret in a post-fight news conference – but was it really a mistake? What is to be made of this sort of fight promotion?
Our “Spinning Back Clique” panel of Mike Bohn, Brian “Goze” Garcia and Farah Hannoun weighed in with host “Gorgeous” George Garcia. You can watch their discussion in the video above and check out this week’s full episode below.
“Spinning Back Clique” is released each Monday LIVE on MMA Junkie’s YouTube channel. You can watch this week’s episode in the video above.