In a surprising turn of events, Sean O’Malley, the newly crowned UFC Bantamweight Champion, is making headlines not only for his remarkable victory over Aljamain Sterling but also for candidly discussing his open relationship with his wife, Daya Gonzalez. O’Malley’s revelations came during an appearance on “RawTalk” prior to his fight against Sterling, shedding light on a personal aspect of his life that has garnered significant attention on social media.
The fighter did not hold back in explaining his stance on open relationships. He defended his choices, stating, “I’m a king, I pay for everything,” O’Malley said, via the New York Post. “I treat Danya like a queen. If I get a little p—- on the side. What does that have to do with anything? I have testosterone running through my veins. It’s that f—ing simple.”
O’Malley further justified his actions by emphasizing his success and status, asserting that these factors enable him to pursue such a lifestyle. “If I wasn’t paying for everything, if I wasn’t, you know, successful in any sort of way, and I was just like maybe an average Joe, I probably wouldn’t. It probably wouldn’t be fair. But I’m f—ing King Kong baby. Andrew Tate explains it well, it’s status. You know I got status so I can.”
However, O’Malley also acknowledged that Gonzalez is not entirely comfortable with their open relationship, stating that she is “never fine with it.” This openness about the complexities of their relationship adds a layer of complexity to the situation.
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) August 25, 2023
— Thomas Maswera (@MasweraTho67300) August 27, 2023
This isn’t the first time O’Malley has addressed his open relationship publicly. In 2020, he spoke about it, suggesting that if his then-girlfriend (now wife) were to desire the same arrangement, he would have to cope with it, albeit with difficulty. Their relationship took another significant step when they welcomed a child in late 2020, bringing additional considerations into their unconventional arrangement.