Chael Sonnen draws a parallel between Sean O’Malley and Israel Adesanya, stating that O’Malley possesses the elusive quality known as the “It Factor.” Sonnen believes that O’Malley’s upcoming match against UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292 could propel him to superstardom. Noting O’Malley’s existing popularity and unique attributes like his distinctive hair and unconventional antics, Sonnen compares him to the renowned British music critic Simon Cowell, who coined the term ‘It Factor.’ Sonnen also shares a comparison made by Teddy Atlas, likening O’Malley’s rise to that of Israel Adesanya’s trajectory. O’Malley’s rise in popularity, which stems from his participation in the Contender Series and his distinctive style, has propelled him up the bantamweight rankings despite having limited ranked wins. Although O’Malley faces a tough opponent in Sterling, who is favored by oddsmakers, Sonnen believes O’Malley’s chances are valid, especially considering Sterling’s recent fight history. UFC 292 is set to take place at TD Garden in Boston this Saturday.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Momentum
Who is Sean O’Malley and why is he being compared to Israel Adesanya?
Sean O’Malley is a UFC fighter known for his flashy style, unique hair, and online presence. He’s being compared to Israel Adesanya due to his potential to achieve superstar status, referred to as the “It Factor.”
What is the significance of O’Malley’s upcoming fight at UFC 292?
O’Malley is challenging UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling in the main event of UFC 292. This match is considered a pivotal moment in his career, with the chance to break out on a larger stage.
What is the “It Factor” that Chael Sonnen mentions in relation to Sean O’Malley?
The “It Factor” is a term that signifies a charismatic and captivating quality that some individuals possess, which makes them stand out and attract attention. Chael Sonnen believes O’Malley possesses this quality.
How has O’Malley gained popularity in the UFC?
O’Malley gained popularity through his participation in the Contender Series, his distinctive style, colorful hair, and active online presence. He also hosts a podcast and engages in gaming and streaming.
Why does Chael Sonnen compare O’Malley to Simon Cowell and Israel Adesanya?
Chael Sonnen draws a parallel between O’Malley and Simon Cowell’s concept of the “It Factor,” emphasizing O’Malley’s captivating qualities. He also notes a comparison made by Teddy Atlas, likening O’Malley’s rise to that of Israel Adesanya’s trajectory in the UFC.
What factors contribute to O’Malley’s potential success against Aljamain Sterling?
Sonnen mentions Sterling’s recent fight history, with a fight just 91 days prior, and believes momentum could play a role. Despite the odds favoring Sterling, Sonnen doesn’t dismiss O’Malley’s chances due to his unique attributes.
When and where will UFC 292 take place?
UFC 292 is scheduled to take place at TD Garden in Boston on the upcoming Saturday.