Suga Sean O’Malley has been making waves in the UFC ever since he won The Ultimate Fighter back in December 2017. Since then O’Malley has been tearing up the Bantamweight division and putting on some sensational performances along the way. Suga Sean has so far only lost 1 fight in the UFC, although it was contentious after he suffered a strange nerve injury in his leg, and was beaten as a result. That result notwithstanding, O’Malley has proven himself a feared opponent and he is currently setting his sights on winning the coveted Bantamweight title, currently held by Aljamain Sterling.
As the colorful O’Malley has risen through the ranks, he has been making more money than ever before. Here we look at how much Suga is making, and what his net worth is reported to be.
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What Is Sean O’Malley’s Net Worth?
It is reported that O’Malley’s net worth currently sits in the region of $ 1 million. This is not bad at all for a fighter who is yet to break into the top 10 of the 135-pound rankings. There is no doubt that O’Malley is a big PPV draw, however, and his consistency in earning KO of the Night or Performance of the Night bonuses has certainly contributed towards how much the Montana man has amassed during his career.
Sean O’Malley UFC Earnings
The bulk of O’Malley’s earnings most certainly come from his UFC events, and in 2021 alone he made over half a million dollars just from his performances.
UFC 260 – $145,000 earned with appearance, win, performance of the night, and incentive pay
UFC 264 – $221,000 earned thanks to appearance, win, fight of the night, and incentive pay
UFC 269 – $206,000 earned from appearance, win, performance of night, and incentive pay
Something which Suga Sean has been very aware of since early on in his career is just how marketable he is. Given this O’Malley has very much created himself as a brand and he uses that to make money via his podcast, his gaming channel on Twitch, and his sponsorship deals. The fighter has sealed brand deals with Reebok, Venum, Crypto.com, MyBookieMMA, and Dr. Dabber. On his Twitch channel, it has been reported that Sean earns an extra $4,500 per month, indulging in games like Fortnite for all to see.
What we do know about UFC fighters is that the higher up the rankings that they rise, the bigger the pot of cash that they can earn. Given the huge amount of attention that O’Malley has received already, despite only being ranked 11th and below, it is clear that he has plenty of earning potential in the coming years. With O’Malley’s persona, look, and exciting fighting style, he is most certainly a prized asset within the organization. Despite what people say about fighter pay, the UFC has always looked after its valuable fighters and that is certainly a category in which Suga Sean O’Malley fits.