Merab Dvalishvili determined a wet day on the UFC Efficiency Institute was a superb time to movie some content material.
Then his rival Sean O’Malley began filming.
The brand new bantamweight champ and high contender might not be assembly any time quickly, however they’re constructing the muse of a future combat. O’Malley mocked Dvalishvili’s impromptu photoshoot because the Georgian fighter did some shadowboxing.
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“What the f*** is that this man doing, bro?” chuckled O’Malley, who was in Las Vegas to satisfy with UFC President Dana White on his future. “This man stated, ‘Hey maintain my telephone, I’m going to get a bit of video, fake I’m figuring out.”
Dvalishvili is technically on the mend from a hand harm he suffered previous to a career-high win over ex-champ Petr Yan. That hasn’t saved him from campaigning to be O’Malley’s subsequent opponent as he seeks revenge for teammate and now ex-champ Aljamain Sterling, who ceded the belt with a knockout loss at UFC 292. Sterling has known as for Dvalishvili to get the following title shot regardless of White’s ire at the Georgian fighter’s refusal to face his longtime teammate.
O’Malley didn’t name to face Dvalishvili and as an alternative focused earlier opponent and rival Chito Vera, who defeated Pedro Munhoz earlier on this previous month’s pay-per-view combat card.
The UFC has but to e book O’Malley’s first title protection, which he stated could take place in December if well being permits; a rib and foot harm he suffered previous to his title win want time to heal.
Vera defeated O’Malley by way of TKO once they first met in August 2020. However the Ecuadorian fighter is an underdog to repeat history ought to they meet down the highway.