Marlon Vera Goes Off On Sean O’Malley, Wants To Remain On UFC 239 Card
As previously reported, “Suga” Sean O’Malley pulled out of UFC 239 due to testing positive for trace amounts of ostarine, leaving his opponent, Marlon Vera without an opponent. However, the Ecuadorian bantamweight hasn’t given up on his spot, and aims to fight on the UFC 239 card. But he is none too pleased with O’Malley.
“Chito” Vera lashed out at Sean O’Malley, telling MMA Junkie that he still aims to compete on the card.
“F*ck him”, Vera said. “I don’t know what’s happening. I really don’t know if he’s really cheating or not. Again, (expletive) that guy. He was just an opponent, and I’ll wait for another guy. Hopefully, they can find me a replacement. If they don’t do it, then I cannot stress for stuff I cannot control.
“(Some) people say, ‘(Expletive) the cheaters.’ (Some) people say, ‘He’s not cheating. It’s a Jon Jones situation.’ Honestly, I really don’t know,” Vera said. “I really don’t understand because technically he tested positive last time, and this time he tested positive because he kept showing the same stuff as last time. I really don’t understand if he’s cheating. I’ll just let the professionals do their job, and I’ll do my job, too – go and fight someone else.
“It’s the second time he tested positive. It’s weird because a couple of guys from that gym tested positive, too, so I don’t know what’s going on. But I don’t (expletive) care. I’ll keep my mind positive and keep going forward. Acceptance over everything. You’ve got to accept this stuff that is happening. It is what it is. There’s nothing I can do, right?”
Vera also revealed that everything was going well, and regardless of the status of his fight, he will continue to train and be ready for a replacement fight.
“Everything was going actually very well”, Vera said. “My weight and my training has been very good. I was just waiting to go in there and fight with (him). I was just waiting for going in there and fighting – getting ready for the fight. We’re going to re-plan and rethink and see what’s available. I’m waiting for the UFC to see who’s available. They’re calling people now.
“I will keep training. I will keep lowering my weight for a couple days. If they don’t have a replacement in a couple days, I’m going to walk away. I don’t want to be cutting weight for nothing.
“My job is to get ready, fight and try to (expletive) that person up”, Vera said of his next opponent. “That person is trying to take all my dreams away, all my kids’ dreams away – (dreams from) my wife. Whoever is my opponent is my (expletive) enemy.
It’s a sport. I know that. But is it really a sport when everything is on the line? It’s a (expletive) war. You’re going to fight for real. You’re trying to hurt your opponent. I say it’s a sport in respect before and after the fight, but during fight time it’s a (expletive) war.”