Sean O'Malley’s UFC title win was a memorable one, but he’s now made sure to never forget it.
The newly crowned UFC bantamweight champion got “CHAMP MMXXIII” tattooed on his forehead in remembrance of his TKO win over Aljamain Sterling to win the UFC belt at UFC 292 earlier this month in Boston.
O’Malley (17-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) told MMA Junkie’s Danny Segura at the post-fight press conference that a “CHAMP” tattoo was coming, and now he’s picked a spot and got it done.
You can watch O’Malley getting the new ink in the video below:
O’Malley is currently unbeaten in his last six fights. He’s looking to return in December against Marlon Vera, who also competed at UFC 292 defeating veteran Pedro Munhoz in a unanimous decision.
Vera stands as the only man to defeat O’Malley. The two fought back in 2020 in the co-main event of UFC 252. That night in Las Vegas, ‘Chito’ stopped O’Malley in a first-round TKO. Vera, 5-1 in his past six fights, has also expressed interest in rematching O’Malley.