October 23, 20229 MinutesBy Staff

The Only Rappers “Suga” Sean O’Malley Has Walked Out To: The Music That Inspired His Wild Knockouts

Welcome to the Sugar Show

 “The Sugar Show” has made an undeniable and impressive impact within a short period of time in UFC, so much so that Dana White has finally publicly agreed to start paying O’Malley more-something O’Malley has been pushing for since making his UFC debut in 2017.

O’Malley has finished his last 6 fights in extraordinary knock-out style, which is a direct way to not only win over the hearts of the fans but also the pockets of the UFC brass. Google searches about O’Malley explode every time he fights, making him one of fight fans’ favorite fighters.

Here is a list of the songs and the only rappers that Sean O’Malley has ever walked out to in his UFC career.

UFC 222 Sean O’Malley vs Andre Soukhamthath 

#1. Notorious B.I.G ft. Miley Cyrus, “Party and Bullshit in the USA”

This was a questionable walkout song for O’Malley since it had nothing to do with his “SugaShow” brand or any motivational “hype” track he tends to use for his walkout music. He got the decision but not by way of knockout that he’s since become known for. This was one of the most underwhelming fights in O’Malley’s UFC history, apart from the fact that he gave his octagon interview laid out on his back, with a broken ankle while famously looking up at Joe Rogan and telling him that he “fucking” loved him on live TV. Now that I’ve typed it out, that is actually pretty freaking epic.

UFC 248 Sean O’Malley vs José Alberto Quiñónez

#2. Lupe Fiasco, “Superstar”

The song “Superstar” was a part of southside Chicago rapper, Lupe Fiasco’s album “The Cool.”  O’Malley seems to definitely have a preference for lyrics that center around “becoming great”, “being aware of your greatness” and with a “no cap” attitude. O’Malley also won his first performance bonus for knocking Jose out in the first round of the fight. This is also the night that O’Malley’s own superstar knockout power started to rise being that it was his first high-profile knockout on PPV.

"If you are what you say you are, a Superstar, then have no fear. The crowd is here. And the lights are on. And they wanna show. Oh, oh, oh. Yeah!"

— Lupe Fiasco, "SuperStar"

Like a movie

When you watch O’Malley fight, it feels like a movie…like you’re watching a highly-coordinated stunt in an action movie. He pulls off moves at the exact right moment, in the exact precise way so as to deliver an over-the-top knockout that makes the crowd go wild. O’Malley’s rhythmic timing and syncopated spinning back fists and kicks are a thing of pure artistry, so it’s no surprise that he walks out to music from J.Rob The Chief, a rising hip- hop artist in Arizona, where Sean is based out of. J. Rob The Chief, carries his own weight in the local Phoenix, AZ music scene and has penned two signature songs for O’Malley: “Goat Talk (Sugar Sean)” and “The Sugar Show”.  Sean showed love for the songs by walking out to them on three of his eight trips to the octagon, including UFC 250, 252 and 260.

Sean O’Malley vs Eddie Wineland: UFC 250

#3. J. Rob The Chief, “Goat Talk (Sugar Sean)”

Sean O’Malley vs Marlon Vera: UFC 252

J. Rob The Chief, “Goat Talk (Sugar Sean)”

Sean O’Malley vs Thomas Almeida: UFC 260

 J. Rob The Chief, “Sugar Show”

Apart from Suga’s dominance inside the octagon, he’s a big advocate of leveling up the mindset and using music to get into a “flow” state. O’Malley’s walkout music ranges from bombastic to motivating, self-fulfilling anthems. The common theme is that it’s all hip-hop. It’s O’Malley’s preferred and only genre of his walkout music so far.

Even if you’re not a “Suga” Sean fan or a fight fan, J. Rob The Chief’s songs stand on their own and are solid Hip-Hop bangers that any music lover can appreciate. 

"Mindset of a savage, goat talk way above average, I don't need the extra baggage, you can try pulling me down but I think I can float, ya'll ain't on my level it's a joke."

— "Goat Talk (Sugar Sean)", J.Rob The Chief

Time to get hype

When it’s time for O’Malley to get hype, he levels up with SixNine. During a recent interview with Theo Von, O’Malley was asked what he thought about SixNine. He replied by saying, “I don’t care who he snitched on, what he went to jail for. I don’t give a f**k about that stuff. I’m not paying attention to it. I just like his music. His music (is) hype! It’s what we’re listening to on the way to the gym or if we need to get hype, we throw on some Gooba.

There’s a reason why the world’s most elite trained fighters use certain music to motivate them in the gym and on their way to the cage.  Scientists have now proven that certain musical frequencies are responsible for igniting specific brain wave frequencies that are responsible for flow state and over-the-top incredible performances. When it comes to getting hype and facing danger, SixNine is a consistent part of “Suga” Sean’s walkout soundtrack, having walked out to his music twice now, out of his eight trips to the octagon,

Sean O’Malley vs Kris Moutinho: UFC 262

#4. SixNine,”Gooba”

Sean O’Malley vs Raulian Paiva: UFC 269


A superstar is born

O’Malley added a new hip-hop artist to the mix when he walked out to Kodak Black’s Super Gremlin against Pedro Munhoz. We’re not sure what the significance of that song has for Suga, but it seemed like a glitch in his walkout flow because that fight turned out to be one of his most unmemorable bouts when it ended in a no-contest due to an eye-poke O’Malley inflicted on Pedro. It was a controversial decision and prior to the loss, O’Malley was actually losing on the judge’s score cards.

Perhaps Suga should reconsider ever walking out to Kodak Black again? However, his choice of walkout song for UFC 280 was deliberate and very intentional. Suga had been saying leading up to the fight that “these are the kind of fights that make superstars”.

Being the underdog pitted against the #1 contender in the division, O’Malley’s theory was that if he “face-planted Petr, it would make me a superstar overnight”. While O’Malley didn’t face plant, Yan, he did inch out the win and won the fight in a highly controversial split decision win.

It might not have been the kind of superstar status O’Malley had in mind, but he definitely raised his stock. If you don’t know about O’Malley, for sure, now you know!

Sean O’Malley vs Pedro Munhoz: UFC 276

#6. “Super Gremlin” by Kodak Black

Sean O’Malley vs Petr Yan: UFC 280

#7. “Superstar” by Lupe Fiasco

"I don't care who he snitched on, what he was in jail for. I don't give a f*ck, I just think his music (is) hype. When we're going to the gym or we're getting hype, I'm throwin on some 6ix9ine Gooba."

— Sean O'Malley on 6ix9ine

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