UFC bantamweight contender, Pedro Munhoz has criticized the rising division challenger, Sean O’Malley for his official handling of UFC 276 last week’s ‘No Contest’ – after the Montana native landed a second -round eye shot , in which Munhoz suffered corneal abrasion as a result. .
With the opening of the main card at UFC 276 last week in Las Vegas, Nevada during International Fight Week, Munhoz’s fight against O’Malley ended in an official ‘No Contest’ almost in the middle of the second. frame, after the latter landed inadvertently punctured the eye in Munhoz’s right eye, resulting in severe pain and abrasion of his right cornea.
Earlier in the first round, Munhoz – who took the opening round on all three judges’ scorecards against O’Malley, also needed a halt to the action after he found himself accepting another unintentional foul – in this moment a groin strike after a misplaced front kick to the body from O’Malley.
Pedro Munhoz asks why Sean O’Malley mocked his eye injury at UFC 276
After the official ‘No Contest’, O’Malley celebrated the Octagon with his usual basketball -themed celebration, before hugging Munhoz, and raising his arm in victory as he read the official result.
Concerned about O’Malley’s post-fight comments and how he handled the situation, Munhoz asked why Dana White’s Contender Series Alum hugged him first before changing his tone of speech.
“A lot of his actions after the fight, things that I think aren’t right, are based on my values,” Peter Munhoz said of Sean O’Malley in MMA Time with Ariel Helwani. “Like, he came over and apologized, and then made a video of Tik Tok making fun of me. So you apologized to me for knocking on my door – because he realized, he came up to me and said, ‘I didn’t mean to catch my eye.’… I told my kids not to do it, you know, like you say something, and then you go mocking.
“All his friends, all these guys were texting me, talking about my wife, talking about my family, saying they were going to fight me,” Pedro Munhoz said. “And guess what, they say, I’ll find you, Sunday, I’ve been in the pool all day, some of them walking around, but they’re computer gangsters, Ariel. ”