Sean O'Malley has earned his position by securing back to back wins and looking ferocious like no other fighter in the division. It will be interesting to see how long he can sustain his position as the UFC bantamweight champion of the world.
The rising contender Raul Rosas Jr recently pointed out at the positives and negatives of Sean O'Malley ruling the division. Rosas Jr looks forward to getting a title fight – he is quite far from achieving that milestone but can confidently foresee it happening.
Raul Rosas Jr on Sean O'Malley
In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Raul Rosas Jr shared his thoughts on Sean O'Malley being the bantamweight champion. "I think it's good for the division because it brings more attention to the division," Rosas Jr said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com.
"I know that he's someone that, if we ever fight in the future, it's a fight that would be huge in the division. I don't know if it will ever happen because I think he's looking for – like I don't know if he's going to defend his title much.
Also, the truth is that there are a lot of tough styles for him that are in title contention in my opinion: Merab being one of them. So let's see what happens. … Him being champion, in a way it's bad for the division, for the guys that truly deserve to fight for the title.
But at the same time, it's also good for the division because he brings a lot of attention.
Raul Rosas Jr on Marlon Vera vs Sean O'Malley II
"I think that 'Chito' can beat him, but the truth is that the way I saw Sean O'Malley in his last fight, I think his is his best moment, so I think he's more dangerous than when 'Chito' fought him the first time. However, I also feel 'Chito' broke him a bit, and having that is good. '