Sean O’Malley’s coach blasts ‘Hater Pu**Ies’ for believing Petr Yan won

Sean O’Malley’s coach Tim Welch isn’t happy with the vast majority of UFC athletes who assert Petr Yan won at UFC 280.

On the main event at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, former bantamweight champion Yan presented O’Malley with his greatest challenge. O’Malley entered as a significant underdog and turned in a strong performance to defeat Yan by a razor-thin decision that many people thought was a robbery.

In an interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto backstage, Sean discussed the contentious outcome after earning his greatest career victory.

He said:

“I didn’t know how it was going to go. It’s so hard, you get cracked, you get rocked, you fight for fifteen minutes. I can’t tell you what happened each minute, I’d have to go back and watch it. So I was just enjoying that moment and whatever happened, happened.”

According to O’Malley’s statement, it seems he wasn’t quite sure he would win and needs to watch the bout again to make a more informed judgement.

Numerous MMA supporters, including other competitors, voiced their opposition. On Twitter, one person started a thread where more than 25 UFC vets criticized O’Malley’s victory.

Coach Welch posted his first tweet on Twitter on October 22 in anticipation of the criticism O’Malley would get after a tough victory against the top contender at 135 pounds.

He tweeted: “Let’s hear it h8er pu**ies!’

In response to the judging, former UFC two-division champion Henry Cejudo tweeted, “Worst robbery I’m UFC history, I hope our sport doesn’t become boxing @danawhite.”

Welch responded to Cejudo’s attack with a GIF of a person sobbing uncontrollably.

PFL’s Brendan Loughnane tweeted: “I’ve been in camp and watched what this guy has sacrificed for this fight. Then you go and steal it on him. Disgrace @ufc.”

Welch’s reaction was brief and straightforward. He commented: “Let’s see his face.”

“All I’ll say is I don’t know a single fighter who scored that for O’Malley…” tweeted UFC middleweight Chris Curtis.

Welch responded with a statistical analysis of significant strikes delivered by each combatant and a picture of their faces next to one another after the bout.

Regardless of what Welch believes, even O’Malley thought he lost prior to the decision announcement.