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Sean O’Malley is an American professional mixed martial artist who has a net worth of $3 Million. He is known for competing in the Bantamweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Sean became one of UFC’s newest Star attractions following his decisive victory over Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292. He is currently ranked #7 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.

In addition to this, Sean O’Malley is a social media star who earned over 732k subscribers on his YouTube channel. He has more than 4 million followers on Instagram and millions of fans on TikTok.

What is Sean O’Malley’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$3 Million
BornOctober 24, 1994
ProfessionMixed martial artist
CountryUnited States of America
Salary (Annual)$600,000
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Sean Daniel O’Malley was born on October 24, 1994, in Helena, Montana, the United States. He has Irish ancestry from his grandmother’s side. Sean was always thin, weighing 135 pounds at a height of 5 ft 11.

During high school, he developed an interest in combat sports and hit his local boxing club to learn how to defend himself. Thanks to his close family friend Ray Moore, a former Golden Gloves boxer, Sean easily picked up the art of boxing.

By the end of his first training session, he was convinced that he had found his calling. A few years after everyone else in his age group graduated from high school, Sean began his amateur fighting career.

IMAGE CREDITS -Sean O’Malley's Instagram
IMAGE CREDITS -Sean O’Malley’s Instagram


Sean decided to dedicate himself to the process of becoming a professional fighter. He eventually ended up in Montana, where he participated in his inaugural kickboxing match.

Sean eventually earned his high school diploma a few years later at his parent’s request. After watching his son fight for the first time, retired narcotics officer Dan felt a great sense of relief as he realized how talented his son was.

Over time, Sean’s passion for boxing and kickboxing evolved into a love affair with mixed martial arts. Sean’s move to MMA led him to Johnny Aho and a vibrant personality. Additionally, it was Johnny who gave Sean the nickname “Sugar“.

From there, he began to compete in North Dakota and met a man named Tim Welch who offered to train him further at the MMA Facility. Sean accepted Tim’s offer and within a few days, he found himself being beaten to a pulp in Phoenix, Arizona.


Sean eventually joined Legacy Fighting Alliance based in Houston, Texas. There his highlight Real Knockout over David Nuzzo landed him on the radar of the UFC. Sean O’Malley’s big break came when he appeared in Dana White’s Contender Series.

After beating Nuzzo, Sean earned a place on Dana White’s Contender Series 2 in 2017 and he leaned heavily into a colorful personality. Soon, he earned himself an official UFC contract. His talents and personality caught the attention of high-profile celebrities like Snoop Dogg and others.

Following his breakthrough, Sean made his promotional debut at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale against Terrion Ware at the end of 2017. Sean emerged victorious from the fight, winning via unanimous decision. Sean O’Malley has a net worth of $3 Million.

Further Success

In March 2018, he competed with Andre Soukhamthath at UFC 222 and won the fight unanimously. However, he suffered a foot injury late in the 3rd round.

In the fall of 2018 and again in December 2019, Sean tested positive for the performance-enhancing substance known as Ostarine. As a result, he was suspended from the sport.

Sean returned to the Octagon in 2020 and laced up against Marlon Vera in the co-main event of UFC 252. Unfortunately, he suffered a bout of dropfoot during the match and was handed the first defeat in his professional career via TKO.

In March 2021, Sean went to compete with Thomas Almeida where he dropped Thomas with a punch and won the fight through in the 3rd round. Consequently, he received the “Performance of the Night” award.

In October 2022, Sean faced Petr Yan and that victory propelled him to the top of the UFC rankings. Following his win at UFC 280, Sean became a star as well as the number-one Contender for Aljamain Sterling’s UFC Bantamweight title. Sugar stunned the champion dropping him in the second round and then finishing things off with a series of devastating ground strikes.

Other Ventures

Despite setbacks, Sean’s determination stayed unwavering. While away from the Octagon, Sean improved his Jiu-Jitsu skills and started the TimboSugarShow podcast.

Over the years, Sugar has had sit-down conversations with some big names including Andrew Tate. They discussed the idea of potentially getting into the ring with Logan Paul.

Sean O’Malley with his wife Danya Gonzalez
Sean O’Malley with his wife Danya Gonzalez

Personal Life

Sean O’Malley began dating Danya Gonzalez when she was working as a hairstylist. He met her at the UFC gym and asked for her details and slid into her DMs. Sean and Danya married and later welcomed their daughter named Elena in 2020.

Sean O’Malley Net Worth

Sean O’Malley is one of the most recognized MMA fighters among youngsters. He gained an impressive following in the past couple of years. Sean has fulfilled the potential that he has demonstrated since the beginning of his career.

He came to the spotlight in 2017 when he first arrived as a member of Dana White’s Contender series. Sean’s first-round Knockout of Alfred Khashakyan still makes highlight reels. He became a UFC star and earned Bantamweight champion after defeating Aljamain Sterling.

Sean O’Malley’s per-fight salary is roughly to be $100,000. Sugar earns money by competing against other UFC fighters and receiving salary payments. He also earns from endorsing brands such as Sanabul and others. As of 2023, Sean O’Malley’s net worth is estimated to be $3 Million.

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