UFC light heavyweight contender Jamahal Hill believes that he is the most successful alumni of Dana White’s Contender Series. However, Sean O’Malley appeared to disagree.
‘Sweet Dreams’ wrote on his Twitter last week after noticing that he was never in any of the DWCS videos. In the tweet, he also added that despite that, he is still the most successful alumni of the show.
“Damn I noticed that I’m never in any of the DWCS videos but yet I’m the most successful alumni from the show!!!” he said.
However, bantamweight rising star Sean O’Malley apparently disagrees with what Hill wrote on his social media.
Replying to Hill’s tweet, O’Malley asked Hill about his definition of success, suggesting that other alumni, including him, might deserve the title more.
“What is your definition of success ?” O’Malley said.
What is your definition of success ?
— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) July 30, 2022
In return, Hill fires back as he suggests that in order to achieve that title, they must be fighting ranked contenders first.
“Winning fights again the top fighters in your division let’s start there!!”
This of course is a dig at O’Malley – who is more infamous despite his increasingly shoddy record. Notably the drop foot loss to Chito Vera and the eye poke win over Pedro Munhoz.
Winning fights again the top fighters in your division let’s start there!! https://t.co/E3Wt7MOk4P
— Jamahal Hill (@JamahalH) July 30, 2022
Among the DWCS alumni are Sean O’Malley, Johnny Walker, Jamahal Hill, Jimmy Crute, and Billy Quarantillo. DWCS has no requirement to leave your family for the duration of the shoot, like TUF reality series does. On the other hand DWCS contracts are infamously bad. Just last week a competitor revealed that he bet his entire ‘show’ money of $5000 on himself hoping to win an extra amount.
O’Malley had also criticized the UFC in terms of payment prior to signing a new contract. He was quoted saying he’s uninterested in a duel against someone ranked on his DWCS contract and was more than willing to cost against subpar competition. O’Malley also drew the ire of the UFC brass when he refused to compete on a New York card due to the high taxes in the state of NY.
And the two beefing gentlemen are now scheduled to fight the biggest names in their respective careers.
‘Sugar Sean’ is set for the main card of UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi in October against former bantamweight champion Petr Yan. This would be his biggest test to date and a win over Yan will potentially catapult his name into the title conversation. Unlike Hill, O’Malley has been consistently featured on PPV cards which is certainly a vote of confidence from his employer.
While the No.10-ranked light heavyweight Hill is taking a slower but sure way. He will headline this weekend’s fight night card against former title challenger Thiago Santos.
Luthfi Prawiro is a writer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He has a strong passion for combat sports and a BA in Psychology. His undergraduate thesis was on the Sports Psychology of MMA.