“I don’t think it’s okay” – Sean O’Malley on transgender fighter Alana McLaughlin making her MMA debut

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Sean O’Malley recently gave fans his take on a hot topic of discussion in the world of combat sports: transgender fighters in MMA.

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While this isn’t the first time a transgender fighter has fought in the cage, Alana McLaughlin’s MMA debut in the Combate Global prelims has once again sparked debate around the controversial topic.

Alana McLaughlin is a United States Special Forces soldier who underwent gender shift surgery in 2010. Having practiced MMA for a year, she recently won her MMA debut against Celine Provost.

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Although McLaughlin had to take a massive penalty in the first round, she was able to reach her opponent’s back and sink into a choke at the back for the win.

Nonetheless, as one can imagine, fighters and fans of the sport were quick to express their disappointment with the whole event.

UFC bantamweight star Sean O’Malley also had a few thoughts on the matter, making the following statement during a recent appearance on his podcast.

I don’t think that’s okay. I just don’t think that’s okay, ” O’Malley said. “In athletic competition, I mean, especially mixed martial arts. It’s like she’s had testosterone for, who knows, 20-30 years of her life, and now I’m a girl. You could tell he’s a guy. A jerk off girl. I mean, look at those arms.

When will Sean O’Malley return to the Octagon?

After making his UFC debut in 2017, Suga Sean O’Malley quickly became one of the biggest stars in the UFC. His fighting style, combined with his charisma, made him a fan favorite in no time.

After suffering his first loss to Marlon Vera at UFC 252, O’Malley is on a two-game winning streak. He will now seek to fight an opponent in the top ten.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUG 15: (LR) Sean O’Malley kicks Ecuador’s Marlon Vera in their bantamweight bout during UFC 252 event at UFC APEX on August 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari / Zuffa LLC)

Interestingly, O’Malley had the opportunity to fight UFC veteran Frankie Edgar in New York at UFC 268. However, the 26-year-old turned down the fight, citing the heavy taxes in New York. as the reason.

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Nevertheless, it can be expected that the phenomenon will soon face an increase in the level of competition. Maybe a fight with Dominick Cruz or Marlon Moraes would make sense at this point?

What do you think? When will Sean O’Malley return to the Octagon? Let us know in the comments.

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