UFC champ Sean O’Malley confident he’d be able to beat NCAA basketball’s female star Caitlin Clark in her sport

March Madness has swept the nation, bringing up women’s college basketball to unprecedented heights. The remarkable performance of Caitlin Clark with the Iowa Hawkeyes has been pivotal in this surge. As the NCAA Division I all-time leading scorer, Clark has not only shattered records but also thrust women’s basketball into the limelight.

However, UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley feels confident in his ability to defeat Caitlin Clark.

O’Malley displays a deep-seated passion for basketball. But since basketball is such a physically demanding activity, O’Malley runs the risk of suffering an injury. Due to this, he plays the sport only sometimes since it might have a negative impact on his future as a UFC competitor.

In a recent interview with The Schmo on YouTube, O’Malley expressed confidence in his ability to take on Caitlin Clark on the court. Despite his sporadic involvement in basketball, O’Malley hinted at a potential match-up.

He said: “She’s been in it a little bit, she’s been in it. I haven’t been balling much so I’d probably have to say me….I do think, after I’m done fighting, that I will be in a summer league. I might go to college…is there an age limit? Because I might do that.”

Although O’Malley’s love for basketball is evident, he prioritizes his UFC career to avoid jeopardizing his future in the octagon. He recently had to decline an offer to play in the NBA Celebrity Basketball game due to injury concerns. However, O’Malley envisions a basketball career post-UFC retirement.

O’Malley also contemplates returning to college as a freshman to compete in college basketball. Expressing his enthusiasm, he said: “Ball is life.”

Even though O’Malley has aspirations of playing basketball, his immediate attention is on his next UFC match. The UFC bantamweight champion will be defending his title against the formidable Merab Dvalishvili.