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Video: O’Malley Fake Sparks Joint During UFC On FOX 29 Broadcast

Rising UFC bantamweight prospect Sean O’Malley went full Cheech last night (Sat., April 14, 2018) during the FOX broadcast for UFC on FOX 29 from Glendale, Arizona, when he acted like he was sparking up a joint on live television (seen above).

A little awkward for UFC women’s flyweight contender Mackenzie Dern, who was siting right beside “Sugar,” but a moment most fight fans took in with a smile.

O’Malley, 23, is one of UFC’s most promising young athletes, although he’s not really a standard role model like other fighters that would be featured at the forefront of a mixed martial arts (MMA) broadcast. As a fighter who utilizes a chunk of his free time to enjoy the greener side of things, O’Malley took time during his short TV spot to pull out a rolled joint and pretend to light it.

Jealous?

Whether or not you’re someone who partakes in that sort of thing, you have to applaud the kid’s effort. After all, this isn’t new to UFC or the many fans who follow O’Malley. Ever since “Sugar” released footage of a side-by-side smoke session with rap icon Snoop Dogg, the talented bantamweight has publicly revealed marijuana-infused after parties and plans to roll out his own customized weed strain.

Not too shabby, especially for a young fighter with only two Octagon appearances under his belt (both victories).

O’Malley is a unique character to say the least and a fighter UFC is certainly going to lean on to attack a specific demographic moving forward. Not for nothing, but this guy has already paved the way for the second generation of UFC weed smokers.

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Rousimar Palhares sparks controversy with heel hook submission of Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29

If his fight with Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29 is any indication, Rousimar Palhares‘ welterweight future looks bright. The former middleweight made short work of Pierce, submitting the American in just 31 seconds into the first round with a heel hook.

Right off the bat, Pierce secured a double leg takedown, but Palhares countered it with an attempted heel hook. As Pierce readjusted and tried to claim a top position, Palhares was able to stand. The Brazilian pressed Pierce into the fence and rather than press for a takedown, he sat for another heel hook, one which he was able to secure after a quick readjustment.


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The bout last just 31 seconds before Pierce tapped. There is some controversy, however, that Palhares held the submission long after Pierce tapped in defeat.

Palhares moves to 15-5 in professional MMA while Pierce slides to 17-6.

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Heavyweights Hale, Minakov, Sparks, ‘Spartan’ Join Bellator’s Summer Tourney on June 19

Bellator’s upcoming four-man heavyweight tournament will begin June 19 and will feature Richard Hale, Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz, Vitaly Minakov and Ron Sparks.
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