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By Siyag | October 21, 2022

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O'Malley claims Yan was likely going to decline the fight but was persuaded by the UFC to accept it despite being the underdog going into the fight

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After the Pedro Munhoz fight, I went back to the UFC and said, "Hey, I want to schedule a fight,"

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and he was the only fighter available, O'Malley told reporters at the UFC 280 media day.

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That was obviously not a satisfying victory. Petr was essentially the only man without a fight among the top 10.

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Chito was rejected by him. He declined Chito, so I don't believe he had much of a choice. I imagine the UFC approached him,

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and told him, "Hey, you can't just keep rejecting these guys." You must combat the "Suga Show."

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Although he claimed to have started the fight, I don't buy it. I believe he was coerced into it.

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In July's UFC 276 versus veteran Pedro Munhoz, O'Malley was declared the winner by unanimous decision.

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Yan, on the other hand, last competed in a hotly contested title unification match against champion Aljamain Sterling at UFC 273 back in April.

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O'Malley gave the fight to the champion, but he acknowledges that it was a fiercely contested contest.

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When Aljo took his back, it was difficult to claim victory. I think I gave him three different rounds and briefly had him in my grip.

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