Sean O’Malley enjoy a good mental war game, but his new look surprised everyone and draws attention in the preview of the UFC 252. He was shown with hair in the colors of his next opponent’s home country. During an initial episode, the 25-year-old Contender Series winner was seen coloring his hair yellow, blue, and red to match the Ecuadorian flag. So, he definitely came up with the idea after he was paired with Marlon “Chito” Vera , a native of Ecuador.
“The inspiration I got to color my hair, I would say it was from Chito”, was what he pointed out O’Malley during UFC 252 press day. “[Él] gave me inspiration. I’m just showing a little love to my Ecuadorian fans. I think in each fight we will do something different and we will have a nice little theme. It’s something I’m looking forward to and it’s fun, ”he said. The fact that Sean wears the colors of the Ecuadorian flag on his head just before facing the first and only fighter from the country to compete in UFC it would appear that he is playing a mind game.
Anyway, promise that this is not the case. I didn’t think it would really bother him. If changing my hair color got into his head, it might be too easy a fight. I’m not doing it to get into his head. It’s just for fun. The fans love it, the media, it’s something to talk about. The last time I did it, the whole week of the fight was about my hair. It’s something to talk about and just show some love, “he added to his sayings.
For her part, Vera is not entirely convinced that O’Malley is wearing the flag that represents Ecuador, because many Latin American countries have a similar color scheme. “That’s a good question that a lot of people ask me, but I really don’t know. It could be Venezuela, it could be Colombia, it could be Ecuador. It doesn’t have the logo on it. I don’t know in which country he dyed his hair, but good for him. I have blonde or yellow hair so I am supporting all the yellow flags. Good for him. We are free to do what we want. That is why we choose this sport because it is not like a regular job having someone tell you what to do or when to do it. Good for him, “he highlighted Marlon.
To close, Vera left a reflection of what can happen in the fight tonight. “My skin is thicker than her mother’s, so I’m fine with that. It’s hard to get on my mind. I was the youngest in the family, I had a lot of damn bullies. Like my brother, everyone, so we grew up fucking each other a lot, so I’m good on that side. Win, lose, draw, whatever, I’m here to fight and I’m here to put on a show. On Saturday night, my salary will grow »,« Chito »closed.