Merab Dvalishvili continues to call out Sean O’Malley, and won’t give up his quest to secure the fight.

Dvalishvili (10-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has been calling O’Malley (11-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) out since 2018. However, he has yet to receive a response.

“I said a couple of times his name,” Dvalishvili told MMA Junkie. “I know if it makes sense to say again: His name is Sean O’Malley, I would love to fight with him. I keep saying his name but he ignores me and I don’t know (why).”

O’Malley returned with flying colors after a two-year long layoff, when he stopped Jose Quinonez by knockout in the first round at UFC 248 in March.

Dvalishvili has won his past three bouts, including bouncing Brad Katona from the ranks of the unbeaten, and stopping a streaking Casey Kenney.

Although most of the division call out O’Malley because of his name value and ever-growing popularity, Dvalishvili actually respects his skillset, he said, and isn’t necessarily out to steal his thunder.

“Only I look at him like a best fighter in my weight class, not best fight, (Aljamain Sterling) is No. 1 for me. Nobody’s like Aljo but I look at him like one of those good fighters, one of those best fighters,” Dvalishvili said. “He’s really, really talented, he’s undefeated and everybody knows about him but I want to fight with the best guys. That’s only (reason) why I want to fight with him. He’s good, but I trust myself and it’s going to be war.

“I don’t want to steal his fans, he has his personality – he will always have his fans and his people.”


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